Remembering Ross Browner and ultimate college football weekend

PHOTO: Ross Browner in Notre Dame's national title green jerseys. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Ross Browner is dead? It can’t be true. Don’t and tell me Notre Dame’s two-time All-American defensive end, the winner of the Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award and Maxwell Award, died Wednesday at age 67. Don’t try to convince me it was 44 seasons ago Browner and Joe Montana led Notre Dame to the 1977 national title. In my memory, it…

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Unknown Date; South Bend, IN, USA; FILE PHOTO; Notre Dame Irish head coach Ara Parseghian on the sidelines with Terry Hanratty (5) at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Malcolm Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Hanratty takes umbrage with Kelly’s departure and comments

PHOTO: Terry Hanratty and Notre Dame coachh Ara Parseghian. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN The common reaction to Brian Kelly’s abrupt move on Nov. 30 from Notre Dame to LSU was surprise, but that doesn’t begin to describe Notre Dame legend Terry Hanratty’s reaction. “He threw everybody under the bus,” Hanratty said. “When he made that appearance in Louisiana, he said he’s got the greatest coaches, the greatest AD and the greatest president. “He threw…

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North Carolina returns to scene of handing Notre Dame the 1966 national title: Here is how season unfolded against Michigan State as Alabama cried reverse racism

PHOTO: Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian and quarterback Terry Hanratty Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN North Carolina travels to Notre Dame on Saturday, making this a good time to revisit college football’s controversial 1966 season. North Carolina also played to Notre Dame in 1966, and the result tipped the national title to the Irish. In the final polls, Notre Dame (9-0-1), Michigan State (9-0-1) and Alabama (11-0-0) were voted 1-2-3 by the AP (writers), UPI…

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