SOUTH BEND – Ara Parseghian knows a thing or two about winning football games at Notre Dame and the 87-year-old former Irish coach delivered a message to the current team Thursday.
As players gathered around in a huddle just after warmups, current coach Brian Kelly introduced the white-haired Parseghian, who then gave about a five-minute talk to the players, many of whom had never met him or heard him speak.
Parseghian was 95-17-4 in 11 seasons starting in 1964 and led the Irish to national titles in 1966 and 1973.
“It was just kind of neat to hear it from someone who was so successful here," kicker Nick Tausch said. "It was just kind of awesome.”