Jumping into a sea of students at a football pep rally. Speaking with and fielding questions from students in dorms. Embracing the front lines of the student section after a big win before joining them in singing the alma mater. Encouraging students to come to his weekly radio show at O’Rourke’s by ordering chicken wings for whoever shows up.
The start to Notre Dame’s basketball season was a historic one, as the team’s 16-2 overall record matched the best start of the Mike Brey era.
Just as many on social media anxiously look toward a bright future in 2017 and attempt to put 2016 (what they refer to as “the worst year ever”) in the rearview mirror, Notre Dame football is in the midst of a very similar catharsis.
Between the time that sophomore Brandon Wimbush started studying for his final exams last semester and sitting down in his first class in the new semester, he had moved up two spots on the depth chart — presumably occupying the role of starting quarterback for the Irish once spring practice arrives in roughly two months.
With the way Notre Dame’s defense had been playing before its game against Stanford — allowing nearly 30 points per game through its first six contests — holding the Cardinal to 17 might have been good enough for a win.
The second-to-last home game of the 2016 season, the final contest at home for Notre Dame’s seniors, felt eerily similar to most of the team’s previous 10.
Nineteen letters. Three lines of text. One of the most talked-about college football games in history. All because of a t-shirt.
The second-to-last home game of the 2016 season, and the final contest at home for Notre Dame’s seniors, felt eerily similar to most of the team’s previous ten.
4 The number of wins needed for Irish head football coach Brian Kelly to become the fifth coach in school history to reach 60 wins. The only other men to lead Notre Dame to 60 victories are legendary figures and members of the College Football Hall of Fame: Knute Rockne, Lou Holtz, Ara Parseghian, and Frank Leahy. Kelly has won more four or more games in each of his 12 seasons as head coach, averaging exactly 9 wins per season over that span.…
Molly Seidel just keeps running — through expectations, through adversities and through the competition.