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A Notre Dame football and athletics thankful list

A Notre Dame football and athletics thankful list

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Thank you, Cincinnati Bearcats.

If not for your successes, Notre Dame football wouldn’t be in the place it is today.  That starts with Notre Dame hiring Kelly in December of 2009 but goes so much deeper.

Mike Mickens is a former Cincinnati defensive back who has done a tremendous job improving the play of Notre Dame cornerbacks in his three seasons with the Irish.

Brian Mason is having the best year a special teams coordinator has had in a really long time as he’s turned “Fair Catch U” into “Punt Block U” seemingly overnight.  (More on Mason to come, I promise)

Oh, and Marcus Freeman’s previous stop to Notre Dame?  Being Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator.

So thank you Cincinnati for all of those and looking back, thanks for walking into Notre Dame Stadium and pushing the Irish around in October of 2021.  The loss hurt at the time but without it, perhaps Kelly stays with an undefeated team instead of heading to LSU. Then we’re probably not looking at Notre Dame’s future looking as bright as it does today.

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