“I told them the only way to lose credibility quicker would be to put me in their swimsuit issue.”—Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, on a Sports Illustrated preseason poll that ranked one of his teams in the top 20, quoted in Jim Sarni, “Pluck Of The Irish: Lou Holtz Has Revived Tradition Of Rockne, The Gipper And Quests For The National Title,” The Sun-Sentinel, November 11, 1987
Now it’s Brian Kelly’s turn to be hailed for reviving the Fighting Irish. Let’s see what he can do against the Crimson Tide.
(Photo shows Lou Holtz, left, with Storekeeper 3rd Class Eric Davidson after signing a football for Davidson’s father, July 25, 2007. U.S. Navy photo taken by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordon Beesley.)