The last Irish head coach to win a championship might have just taken a picture with the next Notre Dame coach to win a championship. Marcus Freeman, who has yet to even coach a regular season game for Notre Dame, recently took a picture with Lou Holtz.
Holtz led the Irish to their last national title in 1988, an undefeated season culminating in a Fiesta Bowl win over No. 3 West Virginia while besting No. 2 USC during the regular season finale. That memorable season also included wins over No. 9 Michigan and No. 1 Miami (FL). It’s safe to say the Irish earn that title.
Although Holtz would never duplicate that ‘88 season, he’s gone on to be one of the most well recognized faces in college football due to his work for ESPN and College GameDay. As for Freeman, the future is unknown, but bright. He might end the Irish’s long drought without a title.
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