The long trip to Bazaar and back — with some detours
Assistant Managing Editor Andrew Owens and I shipped out of Notre Dame’s campus Friday morning with a handful of phone numbers to call, some barely Google-able sights to see and a vague idea about “Finding Rockne.”
When sophomore defensive end Aaron Lynch missed practice last Wednesday, rumors began to swirl. Now, what was first feared has been realized — Lynch is transferring, the football program announced Friday morning.
All conversations about the greatest programs in college football begin with Notre Dame and Michigan. They have combined for 22 national championships and 10 Heisman trophies and have been home to iconic figures such as Knute Rockne, Joe Montana, Bo Schembechler and Desmond Howard.
In a tumultuous 2010 season that featured extreme highs, like a signature victory over archrival USC, and extreme lows, including two of the program's worst losses in history, the Irish underwent a transition led by first-year coach Brian Kelly few could have imagined.