Brian Kelly

Backup QB Wimbush, defense help No. 3 Irish dominate FSU

Just what third-ranked Notre Dame doesn't need going into its final two regular-season games: A quarterback controversy created by its coach.

"We want a full-blow controversy, front-page news," Brian Kelly said with tongue firmly planted in cheek after watching senior backup Brandon Wimbush's three-touchdown performance in a 42-13 victory over Florida State on Senior Night in frosty Notre Dame Stadium.

Wimbush, who led the Irish to their first three victories, got the start in place of injured junior Ian Book, who suffered a rib injury last week against Northwestern and is expected to be cleared to play next Saturday at Yankee Stadium when the Irish (10-0, No....