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Hit & Hustle | Ian Book Discusses the Super Bowl, NFL, Notre Dame , Tommy Rees and NIL

March 24, 2023

Former Notre Dame quarterback and current Philadelphia Eagle Ian Book joins Greg Flammang for a special episode of Hit & Hustle. 

0:00 - Intro 

1:24 Ian Book joins the show 

1:38 - Super Bowl experience 

2:52 - When he knew the Eagles had a special team 

4:31 - Dynamic in the Eagles QB room 

6:33 - Julian Love’s comments 

7:25 - Coaching style of Nick Sirianni and Brian Johnson 

9:33 - Improving his game under an NFL practice structure 

12:32 - Thoughts on why high draft picks struggle 

16:08 - Notre Dame and Tommy Rees’ offense being “pro-style” 

18:56 - Transition from Chip Long to Tommy Rees 

19:53 - First start in the NFL with the Saints and how it happened 

25:28 - Comparing it to his first start at Notre Dame at North Carolina 

26:21 - How life changed for him once he became the starting QB at Notre Dame 

29:15 - Embracing opportunity and underdog mentality 

31:33 - Playing through broken ribs and urinating blood at halftime against Northwestern 

39:45 - Fighting mentality, handling adversity following the 2019 Michigan game and explaining his shush 

43:47 - Where his mental toughness comes from

45:46 - What being Notre Dame’s all-time winningest quarterback means to him 

45:54 - Finding out Brian Kelly was leaving for LSU 

49:14 - Thoughts on Tommy Rees leaving for Alabama 

50:54 - Taking tough coaching 

52:37 - NIL thoughts 

58:02 - Impressions of Marcus Freeman

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