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Always Fighting Irish: Players, Coaches, and Fans Share Their Passion for Notre Dame Football

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Drawing insight from nearly 100 former players, coaches, and others directly tied to this storied and revered school, fans will read firsthand accounts about what being a part of the legendary football program means. The ultimate compendium of everything that is special about the University of Notre Dame and Fighting Irish football, this book includes the memories of everyone from John Lujack, Joe Montana, and Aaron Taylor, as well as other Fighting Irish greats. Some highlights include the 100 most important ...

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Overview

Drawing insight from nearly 100 former players, coaches, and others directly tied to this storied and revered school, fans will read firsthand accounts about what being a part of the legendary football program means. The ultimate compendium of everything that is special about the University of Notre Dame and Fighting Irish football, this book includes the memories of everyone from John Lujack, Joe Montana, and Aaron Taylor, as well as other Fighting Irish greats. Some highlights include the 100 most important moments in Notre Dame football history, beloved landmarks and hang outs from the Notre Dame campus and South Bend area, the greatest players in the history of the program, and of course, the championship seasons. Fans will relish these retellings of the moments, games, and teams by the dozens of former players, coaches, and fans that are best qualified to share them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787546
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 8/10/2012
  • Series: Always a...
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 936,165
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Heisler joined the University of Notre Dame sports information staff in 1978, was named sports information director in 1988, and currently serves as senior associate athletics director for media and broadcast relations. He is the author or editor of several books on Notre Dame, including 100 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, Greatest Moments in Notre Dame Football History, and University of Notre Dame Football Vault. He lives in Granger, Indiana. Tim Prister has been writing about the Fighting Irish since 1980. He served as editor of Blue & Gold Illustrated for 20 seasons before being named senior writer for the publication, and he has since joined IrishIllustrated.com as well. He is the author of The New Gold Standard: Charlie Weis and Notre Dame’s Rise to Glory and What It Means to Be Fighting Irish. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Reggie Brooks vii

Introduction xiii

1 The Traditions of Notre Dame: Playing Like a Champion for 125 Years 1

2 125 Firsts in Notre Dame Football History 38

3 The Rivalries: Any and All for the Irish 48

4 The Most Important Games in Notre Dame Football History-Part I, 1887-1973 81

5 The Most Important Games in Notre Dame Football History-Part II, 1974-2010 129

6 Notre Dame in the Bowl Games 173

7 The 125 Most Important People in Notre Dame Football History-Part I, 1900-1965 201

8 The 125 Most Important People in Notre Dame Football History-Part II, 1965-2011 299

9 Those Irish Championship Seasons 393

10 The Irish Teams that Walked with Champions 429

Bibliography 443

Acknowledgments 444

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