The NFF MacArthur Bowl’s proudest moment

PHOTO: Michigan State's Duffy Daugherty (L) and Notre Dame's Ara Parseghian share the MacArthur Bowl as co-national champions. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Georgia won its second straight football national title a week ago today, beating TCU. A day later the Bulldogs were officially awarded the MacArthur Bowl, the National Football Foundation trophy annually presented to the national title team. You might be thinking, of course. Who else gets the trophy? Well, most college football…

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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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