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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 28 Camping World Bowl - Notre Dame v Iowa State Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In the words of Austin Powers, “Allow myself to introduce....myself.”

My name is Nick Bitting and I am the newest contributor here at One Foot Down. I’m really excited to join the team here and hope to help all of you readers with your enjoyment of Notre Dame athletics

I’m an Irish Catholic born and raised in the Midwest and as such, my choice of team to root for was pretty much predetermined, especially with my family ties to the University both past and present. I grew up watching Notre Dame games in the garage with my dad because we were too loud to be in the house. I ran around my streets cheering after the Florida State win in 1993. I cried the next week after the loss to Boston College. That 1993 team is still my favorite Notre Dame team ever. Autry Denson is my favorite Fighting Irish player ever...followed closely by Golden Tate and Chase Claypool. I still can’t watch the end of the 2005 USC game. 2012 was the greatest Notre Dame season of my life. I now enjoy a dram of victory whiskey after every win in my home bar. Notre Dame football is my passion. That’s why I wanted to be here.

My goal as a writer here will be to try to offer something for everyone. One day it might be a random look back at the past with a retrospectives about teams, players, seasons, or interesting tidbits. Another day it may be a look to the future with recruiting talk or the upgrades the University or program is making. As always there will be plenty of talk and analysis of the current team and what is causing elation or heartburn.

I invite all of you to follow me on Twitter @thebitting and interact with me there as well. You can find me there every game day celebrating or commiserating with the rest of my #NDTwitterati members.

Thanks for reading and for letting me be a part of your Notre Dame fandom in the future.

Go Irish.