Happy Friday everyone! I have access to thousands and thousands of Notre Dame Fighting Irish photos, and will never use a small fraction of those on this site. The thing is though — I want to, and I’m going to give it a solid shot as a way to bless the beginning of the weekend throughout the offseason.
It’s late — but Friday ain’t over.
Generally I leave the Holtz era fluffing to basically everyone else, so two weeks in a row of Holtz era icons is definitely out of character here. After mulling over what today would be focused on, I kept seeing flashes of the Golden Boy in my head — so LFG!
Not a condom in sight
Rick Mirer was 3-0 as a starter against the USC Trojans and never lost to them in his collegiate career.
There’s just something about the 1992 Snow Bowl that will never EVER allow that day to die. Everything good about Notre Dame football was represented in that win over Penn State, and Mirer was the Irish quarterback.
When I was a kid, I saw Mirer as that older guy out there being a star. As an adult now, I look back at him as just a kid with expectations beyond measure. How can you look at this kid’s face and not have that kind of perspective?
When we look back at some of the great Irish teams of the late 80s and early 90s, the 1988 Miami game gets the prime treatment — and for good reason. Still, the 1990 victory deserves more as it began a 27 year run without a loss to Miami.
Mirer was 1-1-1 as a starter against Michigan.