I’m sure there’s some trepidation in the greater Notre Dame world about the rib injury that will sideline Ian Book and thrust Brandon Wimbush into the lineup.

Wise Irish fans will take a step back, though, and realize this is a surmountable hurdle.

And there could be some really interesting silver linings. Including Phil Jurkovec. Are you listening, Brian Kelly? The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.