29 October 2012
And all they really needed was an Irish coach-go figure
While growing up, our household's loyalties may have been with Indiana University for basketball, but I was all about Notre Dame football. This was particularly true in my college years as the campus was but a wee stone's throw from mine and many of my friendships had connections back to the university. One of those connections resulted in a memorable meeting with Anthony Johnson from Notre Dame's Holtz-era.
When I wrote this post in 2007, We Are Done, about a history-making game I attended (and not in a good way), I said "a great school deserves a great football program". Well, if the previous 7-0 winning streak for the Irish didn't prove that the glory has returned, certainly a win over Oklahoma on Saturday, in a big way I might add, has shown that Notre Dame is a football powerhouse once again.
After years of ND's head coaching position looking more like a turn-style to certain purgatory than salvation, I think that it now seems all too obvious with Brian Kelly......all they really needed was a head coach with an Irish name. Go figure. Go Notre Dame.