Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Awesome Read on #18

Eric Hansen at the South Bend Tribune consistently turns out some great reporting on Notre Dame football, always getting beneath the surface and finding the interesting stories that help perpetuate our love affair with the university and the squad. His latest article, while surfacially a "puff piece" on senior safety Chinedum Ndukwe, is a fantastic read that sheds a lot of light on Ndukwe's family and his journey to Notre Dame. At the same time, it also details the enormous role he and his father played in assembling the outstanding '03 recruiting class (which we hope will be the crux of this year's title run) despite the brash incompetence of the coaching staff at the time. Rather than summarize the article, I'm going to link it again and wait patiently while you read the whole thing.