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June July 2018

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

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Page 10 of 63 JUNE/JULY 2018 11 UNDER THE DOME 1 Ranking of Notre Dame's Jack Swarbrick in yearly salary, per a USA Today survey, among 115 of the possible 130 Football Bowl Subdivision athlet- ics directors. Per the database, Duke's Kevin White — the Fighting Irish AD from 2000-08 — earns the highest base salary at $1.45 million, but Swarbrick is the highest paid, with $994,000 in salary and $2.056 million in "other uni- versity compensation," for a total of $3.05 million. No. 2 is Northwestern's Jim Phillips ($1.57 million total), who worked at Notre Dame for White from 2000-04, and No. 3 is Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez ($1.55 million), the defensive coordinator for Lou Holtz when the Fighting Irish posted a school-record 23-game winning streak from 1988-89. 3 Points Michigan is favored by on Las Vegas' 5Dimes for the season opener at Notre Dame Sept. 1 — despite the Wolverines having lost their last three games of 2017 to finish 8-5 while the Fighting Irish won the Citrus Bowl. The NCAA's decision to allow 2017 Ole Miss starting quarter- back Shea Patterson to be eligible at Michigan as a 2018 transfer played a significant role. 9.5 Regular-season wins for Notre Dame projected in the over/under line from Southpoint Casino Sports in Las Vegas May 28. That means you win if you bet the over and the Irish finish 10-2, or lose if you take the under and they end up 9-3. Among Notre Dame's 2018 opponents, Michigan is the highest at 9 in the over/under, while USC and Virginia Tech are each at 8.5 and Stanford is at 8. The top two are Alabama and Clemson, each set at 11. 10.50 Time run by starting Notre Dame junior cornerback TROY PRIDE JR. in a 100 meters heat to qualify for the ACC Outdoor Track And Field Championships. Pride finished seventh in the event with a 10.56 time, 0.01 seconds off the 10.55 he posted to win the South Carolina state title in the spring of 2016. 12 Notre Dame graduates who currently are athletics directors at NCAA Division I schools. The most recent are former Fighting Irish baseball player Allen Greene, a 1999 graduate who was hired by Auburn this winter, and former football All-American Chris Zorich, a 1990 graduate hired by Chicago State this May. Alphabetically, the 10 others serving as the director of athletics at other schools are: Mike Bobinski '79 (Purdue), Tom Bowen '83 (Memphis), Boo Corrigan '90 (Army), Lawrence "Bubba" Cunningham '84, MBA '88 (North Caro- lina), Bill Scholl '79 (Marquette), Gene Smith '77 (Ohio State), Jack Swarbrick '76 (Notre Dame), Danny White '02 (Central Florida), Stan Wilcox '81 (Florida State) and Larry Williams '85 (Akron). Smith and Williams played football for the Fighting Irish, while Wilcox played basketball. Cor- rigan is the son of 1981-87 Notre Dame athletics director Gene Corrigan and brother of longtime Irish men's lacrosse coach Kevin Corrigan. In addition, current Duke athletics director Kevin White — father of Danny, serving at UCF — had that same role at Notre Dame from 2000-08, while Northwestern athletics director Jim Phillips was White's right-hand man and the point man for the construc- tion of the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. 27 College football transfers — 11 traditional and 16 graduate transfers — listed by ESPN who will help "shake up" the sport in 2018. Among them is junior safety Alohi Gilman, who made 76 stops and broke up five passes as a freshman at Navy in 2016 before transferring to Notre Dame last year. Two are also on Notre Dame's 2018 schedule: Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson (from Ole Miss) and Virginia Tech wide receiver Damon Ha- zelton, who caught 51 passes at Ball State in 2016. 11,663 More fans in attendance at this year's Notre Dame-LSU Citrus Bowl (57,726 total) than in the previous season. Only one other among the 36 Football Bowl Subdivision bowl games played had a larger jump in attendance: the Allstate Sugar Bowl-College Football Playoff semifinal with 18,283. ✦ BY THE NUMBERS PHOTO BY ANGELA DRISKELL

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