If Davie’s 1998 team hadn’t pounded Brady’s team that September, he may not have been benched his senior season in favor of Drew Henson, and may have then gone higher in the draft to another team.
Never forget the same Michigan fans who now prance around in a Wal-mart #10 Brady jersey once DEMANDED he be benched for Henson.
reasons (I realize that may not be why he *permanently left) and goes on to win six (6) NFL titles. Chuck Noll leaves ND for health reasons and goes on to win four (4) NFL titles.
you could say "the beloved Harry Baujan." While they still played on campus, their field was named for him. I played a CYO all-star game there during a miserably cold & wet December day. That was the end of football for me. No fun being a nose guard trying to stop a fullback 30 lbs. heavier at that age.
We love you Olson.
Baujan didn't play for Rockne...he played WITH Rockne in 1913..both were ends/Rockne was captain
and then Baujan played for Jesse Harper in '14-'16....albeit Rock was an assistant on those ND teams.
After HC Joe Gavin left Dayton, AD Baujan hired former ND player/coach Hugh Devore to replace him.
to Sean McVay through Harry, John McVay & Jon Gruden. Thanks for the link, very enlightening.
P.S. - on reflection: Baujan may have done this on purpose, but it was quite easy for neighborhood kids to sneak into Baujan Field & watch Dayton games for free. As I went to grade school just half a block from the UD campus I did this several times.
I think I have this right. Billy's brother Frank was an ND grad and was on the board of trustees. One of Frank's sons was an Indiana Supreme Court judge.
Billy's brother Frank was an original member of lay ND Board of Trustees.....and...Billy & Frank's brother-in-law was ND assistant coach Joe McArdle.......McArdle played at Fordham, Leahy was his line coach & then McArdle coached with Leahy at both Boston College & later Notre Dame....nicknamed 'Captain Bligh' by the ND football players...a tough, no nonsense assistant
in the early 1970s when I was a commercial insurance underwriter for Travelers Insurance company. Joe was the president of the agency andI underwrote the insurance their insurance for two years. Joe was quite the character and had a some wonderful stories to tell. I wish I had written them down.
Prior to working at St. Joe Insurance, Joe worked with Frank Sullivan in his South Bend agency.
I vaguely recall that Joe's wife was somehow related to the Sullivan family. I could be mistaken, though.
I could read your posts all day, every day.
Keep 'em coming.
You are amazing.
It's like you lived with dad and all of us.
You are like a 5th brother of mine
Very interesting and informative job once again, Mr Olson. As Frank Leahy choices of Chuck Noll and Oakland Al show, the Master had a good eye for coaching talent as well as athletic talent. May his ghost look into the current Irish "brain trust?" for future pickings.