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Sept. 12, 2016

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

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Page 12 of 55 SEPT. 12, 2016 13 UNDER THE DOME The University of Notre Dame ® Fine Jewelry Collection Our new website: Toll-free: 1-866-333-3715 950 N.E. Loop 410 San Antonio, Texas 78209 Phone (210) 930-3900 Fax (210) 930-3903 Alamo City Gold & Silver by: Alamo City Gold & Silver Exchange THEY SAID IT "In five years at Notre Dame, Brian Kelly has averaged nine wins. That is exactly what a good coach should do at Notre Dame." Colin Cowherd, Host of The Herd on FOX Sports 1 "I've got to deliver. The team is counting on me. They named me a captain for a reason. So I've got to go out there and lead whether it's verbally or just going out there and making plays" — Senior wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. "Sure, they finished with three losses, but those were to three Playoff contenders in Clemson, Stanford and Ohio State, the first two of which they lost to by just a combined four points. What that showed me was a team that was just a fingertip away from elite status, and now with a year of experi- ence and confidence under its belt, I see Notre Dame as a strong College Football Playoff contender. … I can admit that it's going to be a struggle for the Fighting Irish to make this year their year, but due to some fresh, high-ceiling talent, great coaching and a nice schedule, I think Notre Dame can sneak in as the fourth Playoff team." — Ryan Cooper of "It's hard to argue with the highest all-time winning percentage in all of college football, which is the perch on which Notre Dame sits. At 892-313, the Irish have won more than 73 percent of their games. They have also won eight [AP] national championships and generated seven Heisman Trophy winners." — ESPN on Aug. Notre Dame is tied for No. 1 in its college football blueblood rankings "Kelly, the football program and the school can hide behind the legal proceedings in looking for cover on what to do about [cornerback Devin] Butler, and that appears to be the case as of now. But until they take his violent attack of a police officer more seriously, we need to hold off on celebrat- ing what common-sense action has already been taken." — Dan Bernstein, senior columnist "He was abused, and wrongly arrested. He never tackled an officer and he never intentionally hurt anyone. He had no reason to be tazed because he was never resisting arrest, and he was already on the ground complying when they tazed him. … Reports say that Devin did all of these aggressive things, but in reality he was grabbed by the police from behind and never told who was grabbing him or why they were grabbing him. Devin felt he was doing the right thing, but out of nowhere was arrested for simply stopping an argument. He felt he had no reason to be detained." — Haleigh Bailey, Devin Butler's girlfriend (The South Bend Tribune) "From the outside looking in, it's difficult to discern whether these are isolated incidents or the mani- festation of a bigger problem. Remember when all we had to worry about was quarterbacks?" — The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar on the six Irish players that were arrested OF THE WEEK The most disrespected soldier was taken by "Scholarship Nation." You will be missed @FinkeMasterFlex. #WOPU2Scholly — Notre Dame Walk Ons after it was announced that Irish sophomore wide receiver Chris Finke had been awarded a scholarship (@WOPUnation) PHOTO BY ANDREW IVINS

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