Coach Kelly Reflects on Challenges of 2010, And Spirit of Notre Dame That Prevailed

Coach Kelly Reflects on Challenges of 2010, And Spirit of Notre Dame That Prevailed

Coach Brian Kelly addressed a packed gathering of the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota and spoke, among other things, about the tragedy and turmoil of his first season as head coach of the Fighting Irish. It was the leadership of Rev. John Jenkins that helped the University get through some of its darkest days, and the resolve of his players that turned the football fortunes around, Kelly said. All of it, he noted, exemplifies what the spirit of Notre Dame is all about.


A Week of Sadness, Loss, Frustration

A vibrant young life is needlessly lost. A campus is shocked and sorrowful. A football program is battered and reeling. Certainly, these have to be among the darkest days for Notre Dame in a long time – maybe since March 31, 1931. Yesterday, Declan Sullivan was laid to rest. At his wake and funeral in   Read Full Post

Thank You, Father Jenkins

No matter the eventual results of any investigation or lawsuit, members of the Notre Dame family were relieved to hear the right message from the University Friday. Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins, in an open letter to the Notre Dame community, acknowledged what has been obvious: “Declan Sullivan was entrusted to our care, and   Read Full Post

Tragedy Hits ND Again

Disappointment over underperformance on the football field gets Irish fans in a tizzy. But at least it is not a life-and-death matter. Wednesday’s accident which claimed the life of ND student videographer Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior from Long Grove, Ill., has sent shock waves across campus and beyond, and reminded all of the fragility   Read Full Post