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OFD BOOKCAST: The Era of Ara begins at Notre Dame and Holtz changes things

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Ara Parseghian
Northwestern Head Coach, Ara Parseghian
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The OFD Bookcast makes its triumphant return after weeks of “I’ll get to that in a minute.” We are trucking through the book Notre Dame’s Greatest Coaches by Stephen Singular and Moose Krause - or at least I’m trying to at this point. We arrive at Chapters 10 and 11. In this episode:

And there’s a ton of stuff all throughout the show. I was going to cover 3 chapters, but there was a lot to unpack with these two.

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Muffet McGraw made Notre Dame Women’s basketball a national powerhouse and won 2 national titles with the Irish. All proceeds to OFD from this shirt will be donated to Hannah’s House.

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Notre Dame ACTUALLY lays claim to 21 national championships. 1993 was the last one — celebrate it!

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