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From Notre Dame to Saints, why rookie QB Ian Book remains 'unflappable'

METAIRIE, La. -- Only six feet tall.

Only a three-star recruit. Couldn’t win the big one. A fourth-round reach.

Throw whatever harsh critiques you want at the New Orleans Saints' newest quarterback, Ian Book. It's nothing he hasn’t heard countless times in the Notre Dame pressure cooker.

As Book said when he was drafted Saturday, skepticism has “just been the story my whole entire life.”

Nevertheless, Book wound up leaving Notre Dame with more wins than any quarterback in school history, going 30-5 as a starter and twice leading the Irish into the College Football Playoff.