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Sept. 8, 2014 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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FAN FORUM WORDS FROM THE WISE "You, as a football coach, should not be paid when things are going well. You earn your salary when adversity strikes. There isn't a coach in the pro- fession who will not have at least three crises [during the season] on his team or in his personal life. "A crisis is not bad if you react fa- vorably and take a strong, positive approach to it. Self-pity is self-destruc- tion. Never feel sorry for yourself or your team." — Lou Holtz Matt Hart Trenton, Mich. Mr. Hart, his corollary to that is "never tell people your problems. Eighty percent don't care and the other 20 percent are glad you have them." PROFESSIONAL COUNSEL When does Brian Kelly declare him- self for the NFL? I think the timetable for him to coach pro football has been moved up. Paul Lewis Pittsburgh OPPORTUNITY TO GROW When I look back at my years at Notre Dame, I believe that this school "exposed" many of my personal and academic weaknesses. It was the deans/profs, classmates and my abil- ity to adjust/overcome these weak- nesses that makes my degree real and relevant to me. With this in mind, I believe that when Notre Dame accepts a student to this institution, there must be a 100 percent effort to make sure that he graduates. Until a student fails out of the school, quits, or is charged with a felony, Notre Dame, not the student, must maintain this commitment. If not, then Notre Dame is just another university. There always seems to be some type of adversity for the football team and this academic situation is just one of three events that will occur this year. With this in mind, this team will go 10-2 with Florida State and USC most likely derailing a very good and excit- ing season. Despite all the excitement of the Notre Dame offense, it is the defense and special teams that will really win the games. Mico Holguin '80 Via the Internet BE HEARD! Send your letters to: Letters Blue & Gold Illustrated P. O. Box 1007 Notre Dame, IN 46556 or e-mail to: lsomogyi@ NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL TICKETS 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS Call today for Special Discount 1-800-925-2500

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