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Notre Dame's Greatest Coaches

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Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz. The names of these coaches have become synonymous with one of the few teams in college football that can truly be called a "dynasty" - the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Owners of the two highest winning percentages in college football history, Rockne and Leahy won seven national championships between them. Parseghian was responsible for a pair of national titles, while Holtz has captured one since his reign began at South Bend. Now these four legendary men...
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Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz. The names of these coaches have become synonymous with one of the few teams in college football that can truly be called a "dynasty" - the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Owners of the two highest winning percentages in college football history, Rockne and Leahy won seven national championships between them. Parseghian was responsible for a pair of national titles, while Holtz has captured one since his reign began at South Bend. Now these four legendary men are seen in a unique light - through the eyes of the inimitable Edward "Moose" Krause. He came to know, love, and admire these South Bend legends during his own sixty-year career with the Fighting Irish - and now he brings us into the huddle. Completed just before his death in 1992, this fascinating memoir combines Moose's own words with those of nearly one hundred former Notre Dame coaches, players, and administrators to paint an unforgettable portrait of four of the sport's greatest teachers and motivators. Notre Dame's only two-sport Hall of Famer, in football and basketball, Moose was a three time All-American who played under Rockne, coached under Leahy, hired Parseghian during his thirty-two year stint as Notre Dame's Athletic Director, and later acted as a close advisor to Holtz. A poor boy from the stockyards of Chicago, Moose rose to become a legend both on and off the playing field - "Mr. Notre Dame." He recalls Rockne's inspiring locker room orations and his humor and courage in the face of adversity. Rock once coached from a hearse parked on the sidelines, painful phlebitis wracking his legs. Moose vividly remembers Leahy, the ultimate perfectionist, who stalked the sidelines barking orders in his famous Irish brogue while refusing to let the Fighting Irish lose a single game between 1946 and 1949. His fiery intensity slowly ate away at his health, eventually forcing him to retire from coaching forever at the age of forty-five. Moose speaks

The story of the four legendary men behind the greatness and glory that is Notre Dame football: Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz. Notre Dame's legendary Moose Krause and New York Times bestselling author Stephen Singular bring the glory of the Notre Dame dynasty to life. 16-page insert.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Focusing less on Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Asa Parseghian and Lou Holtz than on Moose Kraus, who had a 60-year association with the Fighting Irish as player, coach and athletic director until his death last year, this memoir captures the spirit that has made the college at South Bend so successful on the football field. Kraus was esteemed for his public persona as a storehouse of Notre Dame lore, but few knew of his private tragedy. An automobile accident in 1967 left his wife, Elise, seriously impaired mentally, with her last years spent in a nursing home, and led him into alcoholism, which he eventually conquered. Writing with Singular ( Talked to Death ) Kraus makes the point that each of the college's winningest coaches was a great motivator: Rockne through oratory, Leahy through fear, Parseghian through brilliance, Holtz through his command of detail about the game and his players' personalities. A book that should attract Notre Dame alumni and general fans alike. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.)
Wes Lukowsky
In case anyone missed it, the four gentlemen named in the title are football coaches. Author Krause was Notre Dame's athletic director for 32 years. Don't expect to find anything critical of Fighting Irish football between these covers. This is purely a celebration of the men who have had the most success at the Irish football helm. Krause and coauthor Singular provide the context for what is essentially a collection of anecdotes from the people who played for and coached with the pantheon of Rockne, Leahy, Parseghian, and Holtz. One old-timer remembers Rockne inspiring the team by intimating that his son was on his deathbed back in South Bend. When the team arrived home, the youngster was leading the cheers on the train platform. Assistant coach John Ray recalls the ultraprepared Parseghian developing a contingency plan in the event his fourth-string quarterback was injured. Good reading for college football fans and a must for Notre Dame supporters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671867027
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 8/10/1994
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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