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Notre Dame Book Club: Starting with the best coaches because GREATNESS

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After a few teases here and there, I’m finally getting around to starting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Book Club here on OFD. Our lives are completely flipped upside down because of COVID-19, so now is as good of a time as any to add to the repertoire of posts and features we have over here.

I think the best way to go about all of this is via updates here and with an accompanying podcast. I’ll do these in 3-5 chapter segments, with no hard date for each new update.

Go it? Good. Here we go...

Notre Dame’s Greatest Coaches

by Moose Krause and Stephen Singular

Honestly... my first choice was going to be No Excuses because I like funny things, but as I stared at my Notre Dame book library, I kept eyeballing this selection from Moose. I finally figured — why fight it? This is my favorite Notre Dame book of all-time, and it was the first book of that genre that I ever read (so I’m sure the nostalgia was kicking in like that 2 PM thirst for booze).

It was a Christmas present from my grandparents in 1993 when I was 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. I probably read it 10 times over the next 3 years, but not once since (yes, I like to “comfort read” to relax).

I love the story of Moose Krause, and this book was the first time I had heard much about him at all. I suppose we could have read Mr. Notre Dame: The Life and Legend of Edward Moose Krause by Jason Kelly, but again... nostalgia.

So, if you’re able to join me — please do. Even if you’re unable to find a copy to read, I think you’ll still find the coverage entertaining. What else do you have to do?

Look for the first update sometime this weekend.