Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dan Devine's Trojan Horse

It had been 14 years since Notre Dame last wore green jerseys, but on Oct. 22, 1977, coach Dan Devine decided to break them out for a game against USC. This has to be one of the most bizarre pregame scenes we can remember. As the team emerges from the tunnel for the start of the game, you'll see a Trojan horse, built by 20 Notre Dame students, roll onto the field. Students begin pouring out of the stands to greet the team. No, this wasn't USC's day. The Fighting Irish won, 49-19. Past classic coaches videos: Bear Bryant, Woody Hayes, Hayden Fry, Lou Holtz and Bobby Ross.


Cool Hand Mike said...

I dig it. If you can get the crowd on Cloud 9 then they'll get the players up. The 49-19 score shouldn't have suprised anyone.

Anonymous said...

Didn't ND dress up in green for some cupcake team last year? I thought it was a reaction to everyone saying they lose whenever they wear green.