Notre Dame Honors Ara
As most of you know by now, legendary Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Also, this is the first season we’ll see a video board at Notre Dame Stadium. The public saw the board in use for the first time on Wednesday night, as it lit up with “ARA”. Honestly, there wasn’t a better way to fire the thing up than with a tribute to Parseghian.
Brian Kelly told the team that Notre Dame will have “Ara” on its helmets, centered above the face mask where "Irish” was last year.— Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) August 3, 2017
This is another cool tribute that the football team will pay to Parseghian during the 2017 season. Though, an even better tribute would be to play like his teams played.
There were a ton of stories written about Parseghian yesterday, and deservedly so. This one in the link above by Terance Moore was one that stood out to me. It really captured just how great of a person Parseghian was. If you get the chance, give it a read.
Tough break for Will Fuller
Texans' WR Will Fuller broke his collarbone today during practice, sources tell @sarahbarshop and me. Out indefinitely.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2017
Former Notre Dame standout wide receiver, Will Fuller, was dealt a bit of bad news on Wednesday as it became known that he broke his collarbone. According to the Houston Chronicle, Fuller will undergo surgery and will be sidelined 2-3 months. The second-year wideout experienced an up-and-down rookie season in 2016. He caught 47 passes (6th among rookies) for 611 yards (3rd among rookies), but was hampered by drops and poor quarterback play.
Jersey Number Countdown
If you follow me on Twitter, which a good number of you probably don’t, you know that for the last few weeks I’ve been posting photos of old and current ND players in countdown to the first game. Today we are officially 30 days away from kickoff against Temple, and thus here are my 30s for you.
Rocky Boiman, Ben Councell, Frank Stams and Jerome Heavens days until kickoff... pic.twitter.com/oGrtXRqOn1— Bobby Norell (@RENorell_III) August 3, 2017
Rocky Boiman LB - 1998-2001
Ben Councell LB - 2012-14
Frank Stams DE - 1984-88
Jerome Heavens FB - 1975-78
What other No.30s do you have?