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41 days to go, 41 years ago (1971)

Fresh off the exhilirating Cotton Bowl win over Texas, the Irish were ebullient about 1971, even without Theisman. Gatewood probably had the abiity to make any QB successful. After 1965 Ara had...


42 days to go, 42 years ago.

The 70's would be quite a decade for Notre Dame, the school and the sports teams. With bowl games now back, the football program had become turbocharged. There was even new energy in the bars,...


43 days to go, 43 years ago.

1969, early winter. The sport of men's basketball had overtaken football's two winter neuroses, handwringing and depth chart engineering. The Austin Carr gang was something to behold, illuminating...


44 days to go, 44 years ago

1968 opened with hope for a Notre Dame resurgence. Resurgent indeed were the NVA and the Viet Cong. In late January they launched the Tet offensive in South Vietnam. It was NOT a drill. Back in the...


45 days to go, 45 years ago

The Irish basked in the National Championship, and the sweet memories of the 51-0 thrashing of USC in the finale in the Coliseum, led by no less than the backup QB, Coleman Carroll O'brien. Sure,...

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