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                                                                    MEDIA DAY EDITION: AUGUST 6, 1999

                                                                                         Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-0) vs.



                                                                          Game No.
Aug. 28
            NOTRE DAME
         FIGHTING IRISH (0-0)
               KANSAS ............................ 2:30 EST
                                                                                     1   Kansas Jayhawks (0-0)
Sept. 4        at Michigan ....................... 2:30 EDT
                                                                          The Date and Time: Saturday, August 28, 1999, at 2:30 p.m. EST.
Sept. 11       at Purdue ........................... 3:30 EST
                                                                          The Site: Notre Dame Stadium (80,012/natural grass) in Notre Dame, Ind.
Sept. 18       MICHIGAN STATE ............. 1:30 EST
Oct. 2         OKLAHOMA ....................... 1:30 EST
                                                                          The Tickets: They're all expected to be sold–with this game marking the 142nd con-
Oct. 9         ARIZONA STATE ............... 1:30 EST
                                                                          secutive sellout in Notre Dame Stadium (the first 130 coming at the old 59,075 capac-
Oct. 16        USC ................................... 1:30 EST           ity and the six '97 games at 80,225). The Kansas game should mark the 190th home
Oct. 30        NAVY ................................. 1:30 EST            sellout in the last 191 games, dating back to 1964 and would be the 109th sellout in
Nov. 6         at Tennessee ..................... 7:30 EST                the last 127 games involving Notre Dame, including the first 10 games of 1998.
Nov. 13        at Pittsburgh ....................... 3:30 EST             The TV Plans: NBC Sports national telecast with Dick Enberg (play by play), Pat
Nov. 20        BOSTON COLLEGE .......... 1:30 EST                         Haden (analysis), Craig Sager (sideline) and Kevin Smollon (producer).
Nov. 27        at Stanford ......................... 5:00 PST             The Radio Plans: For the 32nd consecutive season, all Notre Dame football games
                                                                          are broadcast nationally on radio by Mutual/Westwood One with Tony Roberts (play
   KANSAS JAYHAWKS (0-0)                                                  by play) and Tom Pagna (analysis). The Mutual Network includes nearly 300 stations.
Aug. 28        at Notre Dame ................... 2:30 EST                 The game also is being carried by the Pacific Coast Radio Network.
Sept. 11       Cal State Northridge ......... 6:00 CDT                    Real-Time Stats: Live in-game statistics are available during every Notre Dame home
Sept. 18       at Colorado ....................... 2:30 CDT               game, via the Notre Dame athletic website (www.und.com).
Sept. 25       SAN DIEGO STATE .......... 6:00 CDT                        Websites: Notre Dame (www.und.com), Kansas (www.jayhawks.org).
Oct. 2         SMU .................................. 1:00 CDT
Oct. 9         at Kansas State ................ 1:10 CDT                  THE HEAD COACH
Oct. 16        at Texas A&M .................... 1:00 CDT                 Third-year Irish head coach Bob Davie owns a 16-9 (.640) career record at Notre
Oct. 23        MISSOURI ......................... TBA CDT                 Dame, including a 14-2 mark in the last 16 regular-season games. Davie was named
Oct. 30        NEBRASKA ............................... TBA               one of 10 finalists for the 1998 Walter Camp Foundation/Street and Smith’s Coach of
Nov. 6         BAYLOR ................................... TBA             the Year Award. His 1997 squad beat No. 11 LSU and No. 22 West Virginia in ’97 to
Nov. 13        at Oklahoma State ............. 2:00 CST                   mark the first time a Notre Dame team beat ranked foes on consecutive weeks since
Nov. 20        IOWA STATE ............................. TBA               November '92 (54-7 vs. No. 9 Boston College, 17-16 vs. No. 22 Penn State) while the
                                                                          '98 opening win over No. 5 and defending national champion Michigan gave him a 3-
      PRESEASON RANKINGS
                                                                          4 record vs. ranked opponents (now 3-5). The '98 season marks Davie's fifth year at
The '98 campaign marked the 12th straight year                            Notre Dame overall, after serving as defensive coordinator and inside linebacker coach
Notre Dame began the season ranked somewhere                              from 1994-96. He coached nine seasons at Texas A&M ('85-'93), two at Tulane ('83-
in the Associated Press preseason poll (1999 polls
                                                                          '84), four at Pittsburgh ('77, '80-'82) and two at Arizona ('78-'79), spending both years at
are due out later this month). Here's where Notre
                                                                          Tulane as defensive coordinator and the last five at Texas A&M in that role.
Dame was ranked in the preseason and final AP
polls during the previous 12 seasons:
                                                                          THE KEY NOTES
                                                                          Early Start: Notre Dame opens its 1999 season versus Kansas in the Eddie Robinson
Year                   Preseason                               Final
                                                                          Classic, marking many firsts in the history of Notre Dame football (see p. 2).
1987 ............................... 18 .......................... 17
                                                                          Way Back in the 1930s: The Notre Dame-Kansas series has endured one of the
1988 ............................... 13 ............................ 1
1989 ................................. 2 ............................ 2
                                                                          longest breaks in the history of Notre Dame football while providing several memo-
1990 ................................. 2 ............................ 6
                                                                          rable moments (see pp. 3-5).
1991 ................................. 6 .......................... 13    For Openers: Notre Dame has won nearly 87 percent of its season openers, with
1992 ................................. 3 ............................ 4   several previous games versus teams currently in the Big-12 Conference (see pp. 6-
1993 ................................. 7 ............................ 2   7).
1994 ................................. 2 ........................ NR      Captain Solo: Senior quarterback Jarious Jackson faces a different season opener
1995 ................................. 9 .......................... 11    in 1999 than he faced in 1998, when his first career start came versus defending
1996 ................................. 6 .......................... 19    NCAA champion Michigan (see p. 9).
1997 ................................ 11 ........................ NR      One More Look Back: The Irish can take encouragement from several aspects of the
1998 ............................... 22 .......................... 22     successful 1998 season (see pp. 10-11).
1999 ............................... ?? .......................... ??     Post-Grad Success: The recent months have provided some noteworthy honors and
                                                                          awards for various former Notre Dame football players (see p. 12).


 1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                                                   PAGE1                                          MEDIADAY NOTES
                             INTRODUCTORY FACTS & NOTES (MEDIADAY)

                                              FRIDAY FOOTBALL LUNCHEONS
                                              Tickets remain available for the 1999 Notre Dame Football Luncheons, beginning
                       Page 2                 noon on Aug. 27 in the Joyce Center Fieldhouse (north dome). The luncheons will be
                                              held at the same day and time before every Irish home game this season. The 1999
                                              football luncheons are sponsored by the Notre Dame Athletic Department and the
    MEDIA POLICIES                            speaking program each week includes remarks from head coach Bob Davie, mem-
                                              bers of his coaching staff and members of the Irish squad, in addition to special
THE DAVIE CONFERENCES                         guests and video features. Tickets are $16 each (plus $3 handling charge per order)
Bob Davie’s weekly teleconference-            and are available by calling (219) 272-2870.
style press conferences are available
via satellite on Tuesday prior to each        PEP RALLIES
Notre Dame game, with the first slated        All 1999 pep rallies will be held in the Joyce Center Arena (south dome), with planned
for Aug. 24 (there are no conferences         start times of 7:00 p.m.
on open-date weeks). They are held at
1:30 p.m. EST at the WNDU Studios             HUNDREDS OF FORMER PLAYERS SET TO FORM PREGAME "TUNNEL"
(on Bus. 31, west edge of campus) in          Another Bob Davie-inspired tradition will continue with the 1999 opener versus Kan-
South Bend. A light lunch is served be-       sas, as prior to the game the 1999 team will run through a tunnel comprised of former
ginning at 12:30 p.m., and at least one       Irish football players (more than 300 are expected to return). Davie wrote a letter to
Irish player generally is available for in-   every former Notre Dame football player during the summer of 1997, with the Univer-
terviews between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.          sity providing them with the opportunity to buy two tickets to the season opener and
Out-of-town media can connect to the          inviting them to be part of the tunnel ceremony. Nearly 250 Irish football alumni formed
conference via phone to listen and ask        the tunnel prior to the 1997 opener versus Georgia Tech and approximately 300
questions by calling the sports informa-      former players formed the tunnel prior to the 1998 opener versus Michigan.
tion office at (219) 631-7516. All tele-
conference are available on satellite at      EARLY SEASON START FOR THE IRISH
Galaxy 6, Transponder 24V. Approxi-           • Notre Dame and Kansas face off in the second Eddie Robinson Football Classic,
mately five minutes of video highlights       opening the 1999 college football campaign. The game honors the former Grambling
from the previous week's Notre Dame           coach who retired following the ’97 season after 55 years in that role. Robinson
game are included at the end of each          finished with a career mark of 408-165-15 (.707) and won more games than any
hour-long satellite feed.                     coach in college football history. Proceeds enable the Eddie Robinson Foundation to
                                              offer scholarships each year to five high school seniors and to five eighth-grade
TUESDAY TRANSCRIPTIONS                        students – in addition to other scholarships awarded directly to accredited universi-
Exact transcriptions of Bob Davie's           ties around the country. The game is being promoted for the Foundation by Dorna
Tuesday press conferences are avail-          Sports Promotions, Inc., of Winchester, Va.
able at the Notre Dame sports informa-        • Nebraska and Louisiana Tech played in Lincoln, Neb., in 1998 in the initial Eddie
tion department, through the FAX on de-       Robinson Football Classic (Nebraska won 56-27).
mand system and on the web site at            • Notre Dame has previously played one other exempt, preseason game sanctioned
www.und.com.                                  by the NCAA, when the Irish defeated Virginia 36-13 in 1989 in the Kickoff Classic
                                              played at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Notre Dame previously played 12
DAVIE INTERVIEWS                              regular-season games in 1991 and 1997, when the Irish finished the regular season
Outside his regular Tuesday teleconfer-       in Honolulu against Hawaii.
ence, the best time for Bob Davie inter-      • The Irish previously played seven home games in 1988, a year in which they fin-
views is between noon and 1:00 p.m.           ished 12-0 and were consensus national champions.
(EST) during the week. Please contact         • The August 28 start will mark the earliest in history for Notre Dame football and the
the Notre Dame SID office to make spe-        earliest for a home game at Notre Dame Stadium.
cific arrangements.                           • The game will be played four days after the University begins classes on Tuesday,
                                              August 24. The Irish will begin full-squad practice on Saturday, Aug. 7.
THE SUNDAY WRAP-UP
Bob Davie holds a media briefing at
11:30 a.m. each Sunday following Irish
games. The briefing is held at the Joyce
Center football auditorium. Check with
John Heisler at (219) 631-7516 for tele-
conference availability.




1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                           PAGE2                                   MEDIADAY NOTES
                                                      KANSAS SERIES NOTES (MEDIADAY)

SERIES NOTES
• Notre Dame and Kansas have met five times previously, with Notre Dame holding a 3-
1-1 series edge. The teams have not met since 1938, marking the third-longest break                                                            Page 3
between series games in Notre Dame football history (see column at right).
• The teams first met in 1904 at Kansas, with the Jayhawks winning 24-5. That game
marked the first trek west of the Mississippi River in the early history of the Notre Dame
football program.                                                                                                           MEDIA POLICIES
• The series resumed with a home-and-home in '32 and '33. Notre Dame athletic director
(and former football coach) Jesse Harper scheduled the pair of games with KU, marking                                   THE HOST FOOTBALL REVIEW
the only games that he scheduled during those seasons. The rest of the schedule had                                     Host Communications offers a two-hour
been prearranged by the previous coach and athletic director, Knute Rockne, who died                                    delayed replay of each Notre Dame
tragically in a plane crash in Bazaar, Kan., on March 31, 1931. Harper had coached the                                  home game. The replays are available
Irish from 1913-17 before retiring to his family cattle ranch in Kansas–the 20,000-acre                                 in many major markets, via over-the-air
Ranch of the Alamos in Sitka, Kan.                                                                                      syndication, including WNDU-TV in
• Under the guidance of second-year coach Hunk Anderson, Notre Dame won the 1932
                                                                                                                        South Bend and TCI Cable (channel 3).
game, 24-6 at Kansas. The 1933 game at Notre Dame (in four-year-old Notre Dame
Stadium) ended in an 0-0 tie, marking the first non-victory for Notre Dame in its home
opener since 1901.                                                                                                      THE DAVIE SHOW
• Notre Dame won the next two games of the series (both at Notre Dame Stadium), led by                                  Bob Davie's half-hour, weekly television
head coach Elmer Layden–a former member of the Four Horsemen backfield. The 1935                                        show is syndicated nationally by Host
Irish team opened its season with a 28-7 win over Kansas and went on to post a 7-1-1                                    Communications, produced by Golden
record–highlighted by the famous 18-13 comeback win at Ohio State (often called one of                                  Dome Productions and hosted by Jeff
the best games in college football history). The most recent game in the series served as                               Jeffers. The show is carried by WNDU-
Notre Dame's 1938 opener and produced a 52-0 shutout victory for the Irish.
                                                                                                                        TV in the South Bend market on the fol-
KANSAS CONNECTIONS                                                                                                      lowing Saturday and on FoxSports–Chi-
In addition to Harper and Rockne (see above), there are several other noteworthy con-                                   cago on Monday afternoon.
nections between Notre Dame and the state of Kansas
• First-year Irish defensive backs coach Lou West coached the DBs at KU in 1986 and                                     RADIO CALL-IN SHOW
'87. Sixth-year Irish linebackers coach Kirk Doll was a graduate assistant coach at Wichita                             The 1999 football season marks the
State in 1975 and '76.                                                                                                  debut of the The Bob Davie Radio Show
• First-year Irish men's basketball coach Matt Doherty served as an assistant under Roy                                 on WNDV-AM (1490) and WNDV-FM
Williams for eight years at KU (1992-99).
                                                                                                                        (92.9). The show will have a call-in for-
• Current Irish associate athletic director Missy Conboy graduated from the University of
Kansas Law School in 1985 ... current assistant athletic director and former assistant                                  mat and will air Monday nights during
coach Tony Yelovich was an offensive line coach at Wichita State in 1968 ... 11th-year                                  the season from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Irish women's tennis coach Jay Louderback is a 1976 graduate of Wichita State and                                       EST. WNDU-TV sports director Jeff
coached the Shockers women's tennis team from 198-86.                                                                   Jeffers and WNDV-FM morning person-
• Notre Dame senior women's swimming All-American Shannon Suddarth hails from                                           ality Mark Durocher will play host to the
Topeka (Hayden HS) ... junior women's swimmer Kristen Van Saun attended Lawrence                                        show.
HS and her father Paul was a defensive tackle at KU from 1972-75 ... sophomore softball
third base Jarrah Meyers (Carbondale/Santa Fe Trail HS) was named the 1999 BIG
EAST Conference rookie of the year ... junior righthander Mike Carlin (Manhattan HS) is
                                                                                                                        MORE MEDIA NOTES
a reserve pitcher with the Irish baseball team.                                                                         Monday is the only day practice is open
• Longtime South Bend Tribune writer Forrest "Woody" Miller is a 1952 graduate of the                                   to media, beginning Aug. 30 (open week
University of Kansas.                                                                                                   Monday plans are TBA). Cameras and
                                                                                                                        media are permitted at Monday prac-
TOP VICTORY MARGINS                                                                                                     tice during the first half hour (check with
In the 60 seasons since the 52-0 win over Kansas, the Notre Dame football program has                                   Notre Dame SID office for exact times).
produced just 12 larger margins of victory (since 1932, the Irish also have posted just six
                                                                                                                        All player interviews must be coordi-
larger shutout victories than 52-0).
                                                                                                                        nated through the Notre Dame SID of-
Largest Notre Dame margins of victory, since 1932                                                                       fice. Notre Dame’s publicity material on
Margin              Score                          Opponent                                             Date            football is available through a FAX on
64 .................. 64-0 ....................... Dartmouth (in Boston) .................. Oct. 14, 1944
64 .................. 64-0 ....................... Duke .............................................. Nov. 12, 1966
                                                                                                                        demand system. Contact the Notre
62 .................. 62-0 ....................... Rutgers .......................................... Nov. 23, 1996     Dame sports information office at 219-
61 .................. 61-0 ....................... Carnegie Tech ............................... Oct. 19, 1940          631-7516 for details.
59 .................. 62-3 ....................... at Army .......................................... Oct. 20, 1973
58 .................. 58-0 ....................... at Pittsburgh .................................. Sept. 30, 1944
56 .................. 56-0 ....................... Iowa ............................................... Oct. 27, 1945   WEB SITE (www.und.com)
56 .................. 69-13 ..................... at Pittsburgh .................................. Nov. 6, 1965         Notre Dame's official athletic depart-
55 .................. 69-14 ..................... Georgia Tech ................................. Nov. 5, 1977           ment web site can be found at
54 .................. 60-6 ....................... Pittsburgh ...................................... Nov. 16, 1996      www.und.com, with the extensive offer-
53 .................. 59-6 ....................... Tulane ........................................... Nov. 22, 1947
53 .................. 59-6 ....................... SMU .............................................. Nov. 11, 1989     ings including real-time statistics for all
52 .................. 52-0 ....................... Kansas .......................................... Oct. 1, 1938       Notre Dame home football games.

1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                                                         PAGE3                               MEDIA DAY NOTES
                                                 KANSAS SERIES NOTES (MEDIADAY)

                                                        NOTRE DAME VS. BIG 12 TEAMS
                                                        Notre Dame has played 51 previous games versus teams that currently comprise
                             Page 4                     the Big 12 Conference, with a .686 winning percentage in those games (34-15-2)
                                                        • Notre Dame leads or is tied in every series it has played versus Big 12 teams.
                                                        • Three of Notre Dame's most recent games versus Big 12 teams were bowl games
                                                        against Colorado: the 1989 Orange Bowl (a 21-6 victory for the No. 4 Irish over the
THE KANSAS SERIES                                       #1 Buffs); the 1990 Orange Bowl (a 10-9 win for the No. 1 Buffs over the No. 5
                                                        Irish); and the 1994 Fiesta Bowl (a 41-24 win for No. 4 CU).
Overall: ND leads 3-1-1
                                                        • Other Notre Dame games versus Big 12 teams in the 1990s include the pair of
At ND Stadium: ND leads 2-0-1
Current Series Streak: 3-0-1 by ND                      Irish wins over Texas: 55-27 at home in 1994, with the Irish ranked 21st and the
(wins in 1932, '35, '38, tie in '33)                    Longhorns 13th; and 27-24 at Texas in '95, with the Irish No. 9 and the 'Horns No.
                                                        6. The only other Notre Dame games vs. Big 12 teams this decade were the 1998
Site     Year    Rank       W/L/T      ND        Opp    win over Baylor (27-3) and two Cotton Bowl wins over Texas A&M: 28-3 in 1992
         1904               L               5     24    (Notre Dame was ranked No. 5, A&M No. 4) and 24-21 in '93 (when the Irish were
         1932               W           24         6    ranked No. 4 and the Aggies No. 7).
  *      1933               T               0       0   • Most of Notre Dame's all-time games versus the current Big 12 teams have been
  *      1935               W           28         7    against three teams: Nebraska (7-6-1 series lead for the Irish), Texas (8-2 series)
  *      1938               W           52         0    and Oklahoma (7-1 series).
* – Indicates Notre Dame home games.                    • Notre Dame has never played Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State or
                                                        Texas Tech, with the other series versus Big 12 teams breaking down as follows:
                                                        Colorado (3-2), Missouri (2-2), Texas A&M (2-1) and Baylor (2-0).
      NOTRE DAME vs.                                    • Missouri and Notre Dame last played in 1984, a 16-14 win at Missouri by the No.
                                                        19-ranked Irish. The last Notre Dame-Nebraska game was the 1972 Orange Bowl,
       BIG-12 TEAMS                                     a 40-6 win for the No. 9 Cornhuskers over the No. 12 Irish. The last Notre Dame-
                                                        Oklahoma game produced a 45-21 win at home for the No. 5 Irish over the No. 3
School            Won        Lost    Tied        Pct.
                                                        Sooners.
Baylor                  2        0     0        1.000
                                                        • One of the most famous games in Notre Dame football history came on Nov. 16,
Colorado                3        2     0         .400
                                                        1957, when the Irish won 7-0 at Oklahoma to halt the Sooners' winning streak at 47
Iowa State              0        0     0         –––
                                                        games (which remains the NCAA record).
Kansas                  3        1     1         .700
                                                        • The Irish will renew the series with Oklahoma in 1999 and with Nebraska in 2000.
Kansas State            0        0     0         –––
Missouri                2        2     0         .500
                                                        FRIEND OR FOE?
Nebraska                7        6     1         .536
                                                        Notre Dame's preseason roster includes players from 30 states while the KU pre-
Oklahoma State          0        0     0         .000
                                                        season roster includes 42 Kansas natives and players from 22 other states. A handful
Oklahoma                7        1     0         .938
                                                        of Notre Dame and Kansas players hail from the same hometown or attended the
Texas                   8        2     0         .800
                                                        same high school, among them:
Texas A&M               2        1     0         .667
                                                        • Three Kansas players and Irish sophomore cornerback Clifford Jefferson are
Texas Tech              0        0     0         –––
                                                        natives of Dallas, Texas, and were teammates at Carter High School, with KU's
TOTALS              34          15     2         .686
                                                        products of Carter including linebacker Randall Hendley, tight end Adrian Jones
                                                        and running back Derick Mills. The Jayhawks have two other Dallas natives: sopho-
CONFERENCE CALL
                                                        more linebacker Marcus Rogers (Roosevelt HS) and freshman center Nick Smith
Notre Dame faced teams from eight
                                                        (Adams HS).
different conferences/affiliations during
                                                        • Notre Dame sophomore tight end Gerald Morgan and Kansas freshman offen-
the 1998 season and is scheduled to
                                                        sive lineman Kyle Grady were Poteet High School teammates and both hail from
face teams from six different leagues
                                                        Mesquite, Texas.
in 1999, including three each from the
                                                        • Notre Dame senior safety A'Jani Sanders (North Brook HS) and senior split end
Big Ten (Michigan, Purdue, Michigan
                                                        Jonathan Hebert (Klein HS) hail from Houston, as do two KU players: senior full-
State) and the Pac-10 (Arizona State,
                                                        back Tyrus Fontenot (Willowridge HS) and junior fullback Moran Norris (James
USC, Stanford), two each from the Big
                                                        Madison HS)
12 (Kansas, Oklahoma) and the BIG
                                                        • Irish senior offensive lineman Mike Gandy (Garland) and KU junior defensive
EAST (Pittsburgh, Boston College),
                                                        back Kareem High (Lakeview Centennial HS) both call Garland, Texas, home.
plus Tennessee (Southeastern) and
                                                        • Finally, KU freshman wide receiver Kevin Toles (Broken Arrow HS) hails from
Navy (independent). In 1998, the Irish
                                                        Tulsa, Okla., as do Irish junior defensive tackle Andy Wisne and sophomore offen-
played the above Pac-10 and Big-10
                                                        sive tackle Sean Mahan (both attended Jenks HS).
teams, in addition to Boston College,
Navy, Army (Conference USA), Baylor
(Big 12), LSU (Southeastern) and
Georgia Tech (Atlantic Coast).


1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                               PAGE4                                      MEDIADAY NOTES
                                  KANSAS SERIES NOTES (MEDIADAY)

KANSAS NATIVES ON NOTRE DAME ALL-TIME ROSTER
Notre Dame’s all-time varsity football roster includes nearly 2,500 players who have
appeared in at least one career game, with 17 from the state of Kansas (current                              Page 5
junior offensive tackle John Teasdale is from Kansas City, Mo., and attended
Rockhurst High School).
• Notre Dame’s all-time Kansas natives include six running backs, five who played
on the offensive line, three receivers, two linebackers, one defensive back and one              SEVERAL
quarterback.                                                                                   GENERATIONS
• The 17 Kansas natives include four Wichita natives, plus three from Kansas City                LATER ...
and two each from Atchinson, Shawnee Mission and Topeka, in addition to one
each from Spearville, Roeland Park, Springfield and Norton.                            • Notre Dame and Kansas meet for the
                                                                                       first time in 61 seasons, the third-long-
ALL-TIME NOTRE DAME PLAYERS WITH KANSAS TIES                                           est gap between series games in the
• The most recent Kansas natives to play for the Irish include two-year starting       113-year-history of Notre Dame foot-
inside linebacker and 1996 tri-captain Lyron Cobbins (Kansas City/Bishop Miege         ball. The longest stretch between
HS, 1993-96) and recent four-year starting offensive tackle Chris Clevenger            games ended in 1996, when Notre
(Wichita Collegiate School, 1994-97), who suffered a season-ending injury in the       Dame and Rutgers met for the first
second game of his final season.                                                       time in 75 seasons. Last year's game
• Possibly the most accomplished Kansas native ever to play football for Notre         versus Baylor provided Notre Dame's
Dame is outside linebacker Dave Martin, a Roeland Park native who started for          second-longest gap between games
the talented Ara Parseghian-coaches Irish teams of 1965-67. Martin was part of a       (73 years).
Notre Dame program that compiled a 24-2-2 mark over three years, highlighted by        • Other Notre Dame series that re-
the 1966 national championship season (9-0-1). Martin helped the 1966 Irish de-        cently were renewed after long breaks
fense rank second in the nation for fewest points allowed (3.8 per game), fourth in    include the 1995 Ohio State game (59
total yards allowed (187.6/gm) and ninth in rushing yards allowed (79.3/gm). The       years), the 1995 Washington game (46
'65 Irish defense ranked fourth in scoring, sixth in total defense and fifth in rush   years) and the 1991 Indiana game (33
defense.                                                                               years).
• Other Kansas natives have played prominent roles in Notre Dame football history.     • Upcoming schedules will see the first
Jackie Hayes (Atchinson) was a reserve quarterback in 1939 before serving as           Notre Dame-Oklahoma game in 31
Bob Hargrave's backup in 1940. Offensive guard Tom Freeman (Shawnee Mis-               seasons (1999) and the first Notre
sion/Rockhurst HS) was a reserve in 1984 before serving as a second-stringer in        Dame-Nebraska game in 28 years
1985 and a starter in '86 and '87.                                                     (2000). Both of those teams, like Kan-
• Several Kansas natives played on some of the Notre Dame football teams of the        sas and Baylor, are members of the
early 20th century. Joe Lantry (Spearville) was a second-string fullback on the        Big 12 Conference.
1906 squad while Paul "Curly" Nowers (Topeka) competed with Knute Rockne at            • Notre Dame has faced 13 teams
left end in 1912 and '13 (when he earned third-string status). Russell Hardy (Kan-     (counting Kansas) after a break in the
sas City) was a reserve halfback on the 1915 Notre Dame team.                          series that lasted 33 years or longer,
• Two brothers from Wichita (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel HS) were regular contributors           with the Irish owning an 8-3-1 record
with the Irish football teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Dick Boushka          in the previous such games:
played cornerback and also filled some punting duties at Notre Dame from 1977-
80, serving as a second-stringer in both 1977 and '78 (the '77 team won the na-        Years   Opponent       Break     Result
tional title, led by quarterback Joe Montana). His brother Mike Boushka was a           75      Rutgers      1921-96      W
third-string flanker in 1978 and a second-teamer in 1979 and '80 before splitting       73       Baylor      1925-98      W
time as the starter in '81 (when he was injured in the sixth game).                     61      Kansas       1938-99       ?
• Two other pairs of Kansas natives with the same last names (but from different        59     Ohio State    1936-95       L
hometowns) have played football at Notre Dame. Fullback Chet Wynne (Norton)             58        Rice       1915-73      W
played for the 1918-21 Knute Rockne teams that compiled a 31-2-2 four-year record       48     Penn State    1928-76      W
( he was a starter in his final two seasons). Topeka native Elmer Wynne (also a         47      Syracuse     1914-61      W
fullback) played under Rockne from 1925-27 (he was the starter in '27). Bill Walsh      46     Washington    1949-95      W
(Shawnee Mission) served as a starting Irish center and noseguard on the talented       39       Illinois   1898-1937      T
1945-48 Frank Leahy teams that compiled a 33-2-3 four-year record. Guard Bob            39      Arizona      1941-80      W
Walsh (Springfield) saw game action in the 1941 season.                                 35      Michigan     1943-78       L
• The following Kansas natives played reserve roles during their Notre Dame foot-       33      Michigan     1909-42       L
ball careers: end Leo Seiler (Wichita/Kapaun-Mt. Carmel HS, 1960) and halfbacks         33      Indiana      1958-91      W
Jack Barnard (Kansas City/Bishop Miege HS, 1962) and Jack Clements
(Atchinson/Maur Hill Prep, 1971). One of the top ends on the 1960 Irish team was
Brian Boulac, who currently serves as an assistant athletic director at Notre Dame.


1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                      PAGE5                                  MEDIA DAY NOTES
                                   SEASON OPENER NOTES (MEDIADAY)

                                            LET THE GAMES BEGIN
                       Page 6               Notre Dame is 92-12-5 (.867) in season openers, including 66-9-3 (.865) in season
                                            openers played at home. The last time the Irish lost an opener in Notre Dame
                                            Stadium was in '95 (Northwestern, 17-15). Prior to that defeat, the Irish had won
                                            eight straight openers (four at Notre Dame Stadium), dating back to Michigan's 24-
                                            23 win at Notre Dame in '86 in the first game of the Lou Holtz era.
       MEMORABLE
        OPENERS                             OPENERS VS. BIG 12 TEAMS
The following games are among Notre         Notre Dame has opened 11 previous seasons with games versus teams that cur-
Dame's more memorable season open-          rently belong to the Big 12 Conference. The Irish own an 8-2-1 record in those
ers, based on ranked opponents and/         games (6-2-1 at home).
or close finishes:                          • The Irish have faced current Big 12 teams in two home openers that were not the
                                            first game of the season: a 31-0 win for the No. 2 Irish over Nebraska in 1947 and
October 4, 1930                             a 55-14 win over Colorado in 1984 (both came in the third game of those seasons).
at Notre Dame 20, SMU 14                    • Three of the previous five games between Notre Dame and Kansas were season
                                            openers for the Irish (all at home): 1933 (0-0), 1935 (28-7) and 1938 (52-0).
Frank Carideo–100-yd kick return;
                                            • Three of the most noteworthy Irish openers vs. Big 12 teams featured both teams
Marchy Schwartz–winning TD with 4:00
                                            being ranked among the top-six (or higher) in the AP poll. In 1953, the top-ranked
to play; 1st game in ND Stadium.
                                            Irish opened with a 28-21 win at No. 6 Oklahoma, en route to a near-national cham-
                                            pionship season (9-0-1). The next season, Notre Dame opened with a No. 2 rank-
Sept. 25, 1948
                                            ing and a 21-0 win over No. 4 Texas at Notre Dame Stadium. Fourteen years later,
at Notre Dame 28, Purdue 27
                                            the No. 3 Irish thumped No. 5 Oklahoma, 45-21, in the 1968 opener at home.
Irish win on Steve Oracko's field goal.     • Notre Dame's other season-opening wins over Big 12 teams: Baylor (1925, 41-0),
                                            Oklahoma (1961, 19-6) and at Oklahoma (1962, 13-7). The Irish suffered a 7-6
Sept. 30, 1950                              opening loss to visiting Texas in 1934 and were stunned in the 1978 opener by
at #1 ND 14, #20 North Carolina 7           unranked Missouri, 3-0 (the Irish were defending national champs and ranked fifth).
Irish tie game on pass from Bob Will-
iams to Jim Mutscheller with 2:40 to        TAKING BACK HOME FIELD
play.                                       After sporting a home record of just 17-7 from 1994-97, Notre Dame in '98 surged
                                            to a 6-0 home record for the first time since the '88 team went 7-0 at home.
Sept. 27, 1952                              • The Irish ended 1997 with home wins over Boston College, Navy and No. 22
#10 ND 7, at #12 Pennsylvania 7             West Virginia, yielding a current nine-game home winning streak, longest by an
Irish escape with tie, despite lackluster   Irish team since a 19-game run at home from Sept. 19, 1987 to Sept. 29, 1990.
offense.                                    • Notre Dame posted its first unbeaten season at home since the 1989 team went
                                            5-0. The win over LSU also gave the Irish just their second unbeaten home season
Sept. 26, 1953                              with six-plus wins (the 1988 national championship team was 7-0 at home).
#1 ND 28, at #6 Oklahoma 21                 • The longest home win streak at Notre Dame Stadium is 28 games, from Nov. 21,
Johnny Lattner intercepts late pass in      1942 to Sept. 30, 1950. The program's longest all-time home winning streak is 40
end zone; Sooners go on to win next         games, from Nov. 9, 1907 to Nov. 17, 1917 (Notre Dame Stadium opened in 1930).
47.
                                            1999 NOTRE DAME OPPONENT UPDATE
Sept. 25, 1954                              Below is a look at Notre Dame opponents' upcoming games. Since 1977, when the
at #2 Notre Dame 20, #4 Texas 0             NCAA started rating strength of schedule, Notre Dame's schedule has been rated
Ralph Guglielmi: two passing TDs, one       the most difficult five times in the last 20 years (1978, 1985, 1987, 1989 and 1995).
rushing TD, three INTs.                     Opponent       1998 Record       Sept. 4               Sept. 11
                                            Kansas             4-7           Idle                  Cal State Northridge
Sept. 22, 1956                              Michigan           10-3          Notre Dame            Rice
                                            Purdue              9-4          at Central Florida    Notre Dame
at SMU 19, #3 Notre Dame 13
                                            Michigan State     6-6           Oregon (9/2)          Eastern Michigan
Mustangs score winning TD with 1:50         Oklahoma            5-6          Idle                  Indiana State
to play, spoiling Paul Hornung's come-      Arizona State       5-6          Texas Tech            Idle
back heroics.                               USC                 8-5          at Hawaii             Idle
                                            Navy                3-8          Georgia Tech          at Kent
Sept. 28, 1963                              Tennessee          13-0          Wyoming               Idle
#6 Wisconsin 14, at Notre Dame 9            Pittsburgh         2-9           Bowling Green         at Penn State
Badgers win on Ralph Kurek's one-yard       Boston College     4-7           Baylor                Idle
TD run with 1:07 to play.                   Stanford           3-8           at Texas              Washington State
                                            Notre Dame 1999 Opponents' Combined Record in 1998: 72-69 (.511)


1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                        PAGE6                                  MEDIADAY NOTES
                                  OPENER NOTESAND TEAM NOTES (MEDIADAY)

THE 1998 NCAA STATS (bold = 1999 returning player)
Final 1998 NCAA stat rankings for Notre Dame and Kansas (top 50 for team ranks):
Team Rankings ................ Notre Dame .........................                Kansas                                                     Page 7
Rushing Offense ............... 16th at 212.5 .........................            148.9
Passing Offense ................ 169.9 .....................................       170.8
Total Offense ..................... 42nd at 382.45 ......................          319.73                                     MEMORABLE
Scoring Offense ................ 43rd at 27.3 ..........................           25.5
Rushing Defense, yards .... 40th at 141.8 .........................                235.6                                       OPENERS
Passing Efficiency Def. ..... 119.7 rating pts (205.4 yds) ....                    33rd, 111.2 rat. pts (170.8 yds)                     (cont.)
Total Defense .................... 43rd at 347.2 ........................          387.5                              Sept. 24, 1966
Scoring Defense ................ 27th at 19.4 ...........................          31.0                               at #6 Notre Dame 26, #8 Purdue 14
Net Punting ....................... 39th at 36.7 ...........................       33.1                               Terry Hanratty to Jim Seymour: 13
Punt Returns ..................... 8.2 .........................................   13th at 13.3                       passes for 276 yards; Irish go on to na-
Kickoff Returns .................. 19.6 .......................................    19.2                               tional title.
Turnover Margin ................ t21st at +0.64 ........................           -0.18

Individual Rankings ........ Notre Dame ......................... Kansas                                              Sept. 21, 1968
Rushing ............................. Autry Denson ........................ David Winbush                             at #3 ND 45, #5 Oklahoma 21
  ....................................... 19th at 106.91 ....................... 45th at 88.55                        Irish QBs Terry Hanratty and Joe
Passing Efficiency ............. Jarious Jackson .................                                                    Theismann direct Irish to 571 total
  ....................................... 13th at 149.5 rating pts .........                                          yards.
Total Offense ..................... Jarious Jackson .................
  ....................................... 31st at 218.10 .......................                                      Sept. 11, 1976
Scoring .............................. Autry Denson ........................                                          #9 Pittsburgh 31, at #11 ND 10
  ....................................... t25th at 8.18 ..........................                                    Tony Dorsett leads Pitt with 181 rush-
Punt Returns .................................................................... Henri Childs                        ing yards; Panthers go on to win na-
  ...................................................................................... 31st at 11.07                tional title.
Kickoff Returns ................................................................. Mitch Bowles
  ...................................................................................... 39th at 23.56                Sept. 10, 1977
Punting .............................. Hunter Smith .........................                                         #3 Notre Dame 19, at #7 Pittsburgh 9
  ....................................... 35th at 41.67 .........................                                     Irish hold Pitt to 82 total yds; Rusty Lisch
Field Goals ........................ Jim Sanson ......................... Joe Garcia                                  (106 pass. yds) and Jerome Heavens
  ....................................... 42nd at 1.10 ......................... 43rd at 1.09                         (94 rush. yds) lead defense; Irish go on
                                                                                                                      to national title
DAVIE SIGNS EXTENSION THROUGH 2003 SEASON
Notre Dame head football coach Bob Davie has reached agreement with Univer-                                           Sept. 9, 1978
sity officials on an extension to his contract, now making him the Irish head coach                                   Missouri 3, at #5 Notre Dame 0
through the 2003 season. Davie heads into his third season as head coach in 1999
                                                                                                                      Tigers kick FG with 12:50 to play; Joe
after taking over in 1997, following three seasons as Notre Dame's defensive coor-
                                                                                                                      Montana goes 4-of-17 with two lost
dinator. He coached the Irish to a 9-3 mark in '98 and holds a 16-9 overall record in
                                                                                                                      fumbles.
two seasons, including postseason bowl appearances both years. His original five-
year agreement would have taken him through the 2001 season.
                                                                                                                      Sept. 6, 1980
                                                                                                                      at #11 Notre Dame 31, #9 Purdue 10
DAVIE RANKS AMONG WINNINGEST SECOND-YEAR IRISH COACHES
Bob Davie's .750 winning percentage (9-3-0) in 1999 ranks among the top winning                                       Phil Carter leads Irish with 142 rushing
percentages by a second-year Notre Dame head coach, placing him among the                                             yards.
likes of Knute Rockne (1.000, 9-0-0, 1919), Elmer Layden (.833, 7-1-1, 1935), Terry
Brennan (.800, 8-2-0, 1955) and Hunk Anderson (7-2-0, .778, 1932).                                                    Sept. 6, 1997
                                                                                                                      at #11 ND 17, Georgia Tech 13
COACHING IN THE CLUTCH                                                                                                Irish win on Autry Denson's 1-yard run
Knute Rockne owns the best career winning percentage among Notre Dame                                                 with 2:37 to play; first game in remod-
coaches in games decided by seven or fewer points, at 21-1-5 (.870). Among Irish                                      eled stadium.
coaches with 10-plus such games, Bob Davie ranks second behind Rockne at 8-2-
0 (.800), followed by Terry Brennan (10-3-0/.769), Elmer Layden (22-7-3, .734),                                       Sept. 5, 1998
Frank Leahy (17-5-8, .700), Ara Parseghian (13-6-4/.652), Dan Devine (15-9-1/                                         #22 Notre Dame 36, #5 Michigan 20
.620) and Lou Holtz (20-18-2/.525). Holtz's first season saw the Irish go just 1-5-0                                  Autry Denson (163 rushing yards, 2
in games decided by a touchdown or less.                                                                              TDs) helps Irish total most rushing yards
                                                                                                                      by a Michigan opponent since '87 (321).

1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                                               PAGE7                                       MEDIA DAY NOTES
                                      1999 TEAM NOTES (MEDIA DAY)

                                          IRISH ADD FOUR NEW ASSISTANT COACHES
                                          • There’s a new look to the Notre Dame football coaching staff, with four new assis-
                     Page 8               tants replacing a quartet who departed for either coordinator positions or assign-
                                          ments with National Football League teams. The newcomers include: Kevin Rogers,
                                          offensive coordinator and receivers (he’s been the Syracuse quarterback coach the
                                          last eight years, the last two as offensive coordinator); Lou West, secondary (he’s
  PLAYING STREAKS                         been the secondary coach at Virginia Tech the last four years); Jerry Rosburg,
• Senior defensive lineman Brad Wil-      outside linebackers, special teams (he’s been the secondary coach at Boston Col-
liams owns the longest active streak      lege the last two years); and Steve Addazio, tight ends and special teams (he’s
for consecutive starts (16) on the cur-   been the offensive line coach at Syracuse the last four years).
rent Irish football team, followed by     • In related moves, defensive coordinator Greg Mattison will coach the defensive
senior center John Merandi (12) and       line and Kirk Doll the inside linebackers.
sophomore defensive tackle Anthony        • Rogers, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who graduated from William & Mary in ’74,
Weaver (12).                              previously coached at Navy, William & Mary and Ohio State. He spent two years
• The longest active Irish streaks for    (1987-88) on the Navy staff with Mattison. His Orange teams ranked third nationally
consecutive games played belong to        in scoring in ’98 and set Syracuse records in ’97 for total offense and passing yards.
senior safety Deke Cooper (35), se-       • West, a Washington, Pa., native who graduated from Cincinnati in ’77, previously
nior split end Bobby Brown (25), jun-     coached at Kent State, Cincinnati, Kansas, Western Michigan, Minnesota, Middle
ior tailback Tony Driver (25) and jun-    Tennessee and Arizona. He spent two seasons (1984-85) on the same Western
ior flanker Joey Getherall (21).          Michigan staff as Mattison.
• Just five Irish players have started    • Rosburg, a Fairmont, Minn., native who graduated from North Dakota State in
15 or more games in their careers at      ’78, previously coached at Minnesota, Cincinnati, Western Michigan and Northern
Notre Dame: Williams (21), Brown          Michigan. He spent two seasons at Cincinnati (1992-93) on the same staff as West.
(18), senior defensive end Lamont         • Addazio, a Waterbury, Conn., native who graduated from Central Connecticut
Bryant (18), senior cornerback            State in ’81, previously coached at Western Connecticut State and Cheshire (Conn.)
Deveron Harper (17) and junior tight      High School. He spent the last four years at Syracuse with Rogers.
end Jabari Holloway (15).
                                          FOOTBALL OFFICE ROUNDS OUT STAFF
                                          The Irish football office completed its coaching and administrative staff for the 1999
THEY SHALL RETURN                         season, with the addition of graduates assistants Taver Johnson and Dan Mullen
During the past 13 seasons (1986-98),     and intern Dennis Moynihan, who is beginning his second stint with the Notre Dame
Notre Dame has produced 47 touch-         football program.
downs (with those TDs coming over         • Johnson, who will have responsibilities on the defensive side, spent '98 as defen-
the course of 41 games) via kickoff,      sive coordinator at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. He was the linebacker coach at
punt and interception returns–includ-     Millikin in ’97 and spent ’94 and ’95 as defensive line coach at Wittenberg University
ing the A'Jani Sanders interception at    in Springfield, Ohio. In '96, he was strength and conditioning coordinator and direc-
Arizona State and Bobbie Howard's         tor of fitness and wellness at Millikin. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he is a '94 gradu-
INT vs. LSU–compared to eight total       ate of Wittenberg, where he earned first team All-America honors as a linebacker.
returns by the opposition in that 13-     • Mullen, who will work with all facets on the offensive side, spent the 1998 season
year stretch.                             as a graduate assistant at Syracuse and the 1996 season as wide receiver coach at
                                          Columbia, after holding the same position at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y.,
                                          in '94 and ’95. A native of Manchester, N.H., Mullen is a 1994 graduate of Ursinis
                                          College in Collegeville, Pa., and was a two-year starting tight end.
                                          • Moynihan, who also served as the Irish football intern from 1996-97, spent the
                                          1998 season as an assistant football coach at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I. A
                                          1993 graduate of the University of Connecticut, he was an assistant coach with the
                                          Huskies from 1993-95 after serving as a UConn offensive lineman from ’89-’92.




1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                  PAGE8                                        MEDIADAY NOTES
                                  JARIOUS JACKSON NOTES (MEDIADAY)

CAPTAIN SOLO
Senior quarterback Jarious Jackson (Tupelo, Miss.) has been elected captain of
the 1999 Notre Dame football team, the third time in 32 seasons that Notre Dame                                      Page 9
has featured a single football captain (joining Mike Kovaleski ’86 and Rodney Culver
’91). Jackson’s ’98 season was one of the most productive in Irish history, as he
completed 104 of 188 passes for 1,740 yards, 13 TDs and six interceptions while
ranking second on the team with 441 rushing yards–yielding 2,181 yards of total             FIRST-START MAGIC
offense (fourth-most in the Irish record book). He finished 13th nationally in passing      Irish senior Jarious Jackson became the
efficiency (149.5 rating points) while his 154.4 career pass efficiency ranks second        ninth straight Notre Dame QB to see the
all-time at Notre Dame, as does his career interception avoidance (seven in 220             Irish go on to victory in his first start, af-
attempts).                                                                                  ter leading Notre Dame in '98 to the 36-
                                                                                            20 win over then-No. 5 Michigan. The
                                                                                            previous QBs who helped lead the Irish
AN EFFICIENT SEASON
                                                                                            to victory in their first career starts are:
Due in part to a solid TD-to-interception ratio (13/6), Notre Dame senior Jarious
                                                                                            Tom Krug ('95), Ron Powlus ('94), Kevin
Jackson was 9-2 as a starter in 1998 and ranked 13th in the nation with a 149.50
                                                                                            McDougal ('93), Paul Failla ('91), Rick
regular-season passing efficiency rating. That QB rating ranks second among Irish           Mirer ('90), Kent Graham ('87), Tony Rice
QBs during the 1990s (behind Kevin McDougal's 151.29 in '93) and marks the eighth           ('87) and Terry Andrysiak ('85). Irish jun-
time in the last nine seasons that an Irish QB has finished in the NCAA top 20. Rick        ior Eric Chappell failed to extend the
Mirer ranked eighth in 1990 (149.21), 10th in '91 (138/8) and 14th in '92 (134.65)          streak in the regular-season-ending loss
while McDougal was 12th in '93. The previous four seasons saw Ron Powlus rank               at USC.
20th in 1994 (139.18), 16th in '95 (140.67), 17th in '96 (141.26) and outside the top
50 in '97 (124.92).                                                                         TOUGHEST TEST
                                                                                            Jarious Jackson was just the fourth Irish
JACKSON JOINS IRISH RECORD BOOK                                                             signalcaller in the last 24 seasons to face
                                                                                            a ranked opponent in his first start (ver-
Jarious Jackson has made his mark in the Notre Dame record book following a
                                                                                            sus Michigan, in '98) and the first to face
successful 1998 season (statistics from postseason bowls are not counted towards
                                                                                            a team ranked higher than the Irish. He
NCAA or Notre Dame records):                                                                also became the first Notre Dame quar-
• His 153.51 career passing efficiency rating is just behind Irish record-holder Kevin      terback to make his debut start versus a
McDougal's 154.4 (1990-93).                                                                 defending national champion. In fact, the
                                                                                            Irish opened the season versus a defend-
• Jackson's .554 career completion percentage (122 of 220) ranks fifth in the Irish
                                                                                            ing AP poll champ just once previously–
record books, with McDougal holding down the top spot (.622).                               a 19-9 win for the No. 3-ranked 1977
• His low interception total (6) during 1998 produced an "interception avoidance"           squad over No. 7 Pittsburgh. He is just
ratio of 0.319 INTs per pass attempt, which ranks among the top eight in Irish single-      the fourth Notre Dame QB since '75 to
season history.                                                                             start his first career game with the Irish
                                                                                            as a senior, with the most recent being
• Jackson's career interception ratio of .0318 stands second all-time at Notre Dame,        Kevin McDougal in '93.
behind former teammate Ron Powlus (.0278, 1994-97).
• Jackson has averaged 9.39 yards per passing attempt during his career (220 for            HITTING THE CENTURY MARK
2,067), ranking second all-time at Notre Dame behind McDougal (9.58).                       Jarious Jackson's 100-yard rushing day
                                                                                            versus Stanford in 1998 represented the
• His career mark of 16.9 yards-per-completion ranks third in Irish history behind George   most yards on the ground by an Irish
Izo's 17.3 ('57-'59) and Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte's 17.0 ('62-'64).                signalcaller since Tony Rice ran 26 times
• Jackson's combination of 188 passing and 113 rushing attempts in '98 produced             for 141 yards and two TDs, versus Penn
301 total offense attempts, ninth-most in Notre Dame history. If he had played at           State on Nov. 18, 1989.
USC, Jackson would have needed just 12 offensive attempts to vault into fourth on
                                                                                            RARE TRIFECTA FOR IRISH QB
that list.
                                                                                            Jarious Jackson's three rushing TDs vs.
• He had six games with 200-plus yards of total offense, ranking behind only Joe            Stanford in '98 were most by a Notre
Theismann (8 in 1970) and Huarte (7 in 1964) among the all-time Irish quarterbacking        Dame quarterback in 32 seasons, since
greats. Jackson nearly matched Huarte with a seventh 200-plus yard game but                 Paul Hornung ran for three TDs (and
came up a yard shy versus Baylor (133 passing, 66 rushing).                                 kicked the extra points) in a 21-14 vic-
                                                                                            tory over North Carolina on Nov. 17,
• Jackson's 2,181 yards of total offense in 1998 (1,740 passing, 441 rushing) ranks         1956.
fourth all-time at Notre Dame, behind former greats Theismann (2,813 in 1970),
Rick Mirer (2,423 in 1991) and Steve Beuerlein (2,246 in 1986).

1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                      PAGE9                                       MEDIA DAY NOTES
                                      RECAPPING 1998 (MEDIA DAY)

                                        TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF
                                        Notre Dame finished tied for 21st in the nation in 1998 with a +0.64 regular-season
                     Page 10            turnover ratio. Just 11 Division I-A squads had fewer turnovers than the Irish's 18:
                                        Wisconsin (9), Miami, Ohio (10), Tulane (11), Syracuse (11), Air Force (13), Rice
                                        (14), Fresno State (14), Texas A&M (15), North Texas (16), Tennessee (17) and
                                        UCLA (17).
   FUTURE IRISH
FOOTBALL SCHEDULES                      THE LONG MARCHES
                                        Notre Dame produced numerous long scoring drives during '98. After throwing out
                 2000                   the team's 12 touchdowns scored after turnovers in the opponent's territory or long
Sept. 2    TEXAS A&M
                                        returns, Notre Dame traversed an average of 72.7 yards on its 32 conventional TD
Sept. 9    NEBRASKA
                                        drives. Those drives averaged eight plays while including 12 drives of 80-plus yards.
Sept. 16   PURDUE
Sept. 23   at Michigan State
Oct. 7     STANFORD                     HOLLOWAY DID IT HIS WAY
Oct. 14    vs. Navy (Orlando, Fla.)     • Sophomore TE Jabari Holloway collected four pass receptions for 94 yards and
Oct. 21    at West Virginia             two touchdowns in the 31-30 win over Purdue on Sept. 26 1998, including a 17-
Oct. 28    AIR FORCE                    yard catch on a slant pattern over the middle that cut Purdue's lead to 30-28 with
Nov. 11    BOSTON COLLEGE               3:36 left in the fourth quarter.
Nov. 18    at Rutgers                   • Holloway's 94 receiving yards were most by a Notre Dame tight end in 110 games,
Nov. 25    at USC                       since the Sept. 30, 1989 game at Purdue when Derek Brown latched onto four
                                        Tony Rice passes for 101 yards. Brown's big day included catches of 27, 23, 38
                 2001                   and 13 yards but no TDs in a 40-7 win
Sept. 8    at Nebraska                  • Holloway's two TDs were most by an Irish TE in 22 games, since Pete Chryplewicz
Sept. 15   at Purdue                    caught two passes for scores in the 54-20 win over Washington at Notre Dame
Sept. 22   MICHIGAN STATE               Stadium on Oct. 12, 1996.
Oct. 6     PITTSBURGH
Oct. 13    WEST VIRGINIA                HALF AND HALF
Oct. 20    USC                          The 1998 Notre Dame football team erased memories of third-quarter futility in '97
Oct. 27    at Boston College
                                        (when the Irish scored 27 total points) and first-half struggles early in '98 (outscored
Nov. 3     TENNESSEE
                                        38-6 in first three games). The Irish totaled 140 first-half points and 187 in the
Nov. 10    at Texas A&M
                                        second half, including 107 in the crucial third quarter. Despite a rough first-quarter
Nov. 17    NAVY
Nov. 24    at Stanford                  start to the season, Notre Dame finished with a 68-65 first-quarter scoring edge.

                  2002                  MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Sept. 7    PURDUE                       Notre Dame's jump from 22nd to 10th in the AP poll following the season-opening
Sept. 14   MICHIGAN                     win over Michigan in 1998 represented the biggest one-week improvement in that
Sept. 21   at Michigan State            poll for the Irish in 39 years. The 1959 Irish squad was not ranked in the Sept. 21
Oct. 5     STANFORD                     AP top 20 but rose to #8 just one week later, following a 28-8 win over North Caro-
Oct. 12    PITTSBURGH                   lina in the opener (the AP poll switched from 20 to 25 teams beginning in 1989).
Oct. 19    at Air Force
Oct. 26    at Florida State             A PRIME-TIME PERFORMANCE
Nov. 2     BOSTON COLLEGE               • The 1998 opening win for the No. 22 Irish over No. 5 Michigan ranks among the
Nov. 9     vs. Navy (site TBA)          top upsets–based on rankings–in Notre Dame history, as there were just three
Nov. 23    RUTGERS                      previous games in which an Irish team that was not ranked in the AP top 20 beat a
Nov. 30    at USC                       team in the top five (since 1936). Since '87, Notre Dame is 10-2-1 in Notre Dame
                                        Stadium vs. AP top-10 teams and 6-1 vs. top-five opponents.
                                        • The opening win over Michigan marked the first time Notre Dame has opened a
                                        season by beating a team ranked more than seven spots higher in the AP poll.
                                        Notre Dame faced the defending AP national champ once previously in a season
                                        opener (since 1937), coming away with a 19-9 win at No. 7-ranked and defending
                                        champ Pittsburgh in 77 (the Irish were ranked No. 3 prior to that game).




1999 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL                                  PAGE 10                                    MEDIADAY NOTES
                                         RECAPPING 1998 (MEDIA DAY)

NEAR-PERFECT IN THE RED ZONE
• Notre Dame in 1998 came away with points in 41 of 45 trips into "red zone" territory
(91.1 percent)–including TDs on 71 percent of the chances–while opponents posted                                  Page 11
points on just 72 percent of their chances (barely over half of the opposing red-zone
chances, 22 of 43, produced TDs).
• The Irish converted nearly 20 percent more of their red-zone chances than their
'98 opponents (.911-.721) and were +69 in red-zone points (219-150).                             RARE TRIFECTA
• Notre Dame's 2-5 start in 1997 featured a 70 percent success rate in the red zone
                                                                                               Notre Dame joined the University of
for the Irish (16-of-23, 12 TDs) and 78 percent for the opposition (21-of-27, 16 TDs).
                                                                                            Michigan and the University of Miami
                                                                                            in a unique distinction concerning re-
IRISH ACCUSTOMED TO CLOSE FINISHES
                                                                                            cent draft selections in the four tradi-
 The Irish finished 9-3 in '98 based mainly on their ability to win the close games:
                                                                                            tional “major” professional sports. Over
   • Michigan – came back to win 36-20 after trailing 13-6 at the half.
                                                                                            the course of the 1998 and 1999 pro
   • Purdue – used two Tony Driver interceptions in the last two minutes and Jim
                                                                                            drafts, Notre Dame, Michigan and Mi-
 Sanson's game-winning field goal with 57 seconds left for a 31-30 win.
                                                                                            ami were the only schools in the na-
   • Army – needed a career-long 48-yard field goal from Sanson with 1:06 left.
                                                                                            tion that produced a first-round selec-
   • Boston College – thwarted BC on four rushes from inside the five in the final
                                                                                            tion in three of the four major sports.
 two minutes to hold onto 31-26 win. Bobbie Howard stopped the first two rushes,
                                                                                               Notre Dame pitcher Brad Lidge was
 followed by Jimmy Friday's memorable goalline stop and Deke Cooper's fourth-
                                                                                            a first-round selection of the Houston
 down tackle (all four runs were by BIG EAST career leading rusher Mike Cloud).
                                                                                            Astros in the ’98 Major League Base-
   • LSU – Jarious Jackson's 10-yard pass to Raki Nelson with 1:27 left to play
                                                                                            ball draft (with the 17th pick) while for-
 provides the final margin (39-36).
                                                                                            ward Pat Garrity was a first-round pick
                                                                                            in the ’98 National Basketball Associa-
SCORING STREAK ENDS
                                                                                            tion draft (the Milwaukee Bucks took
The Irish had scored points in 24 straight quarters in 1998 before being shut out at
                                                                                            him with the 19th pick but Garrity went
USC, with the previous scoreless period coming in the fourth quarter vs. Stanford.
                                                                                            to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team
The last time Notre Dame scored in at least 20 consecutive quarters was during the
                                                                                            trade with Dallas).
1990 season, when the Irish scored in every quarter vs. Air Force, Miami, Pitts-
                                                                                               Notre Dame completed the “two-year
burgh, Navy and Tennessee before scoring in the first two quarters vs. Penn State
                                                                                            trifecta” in the ’99 National Football
(22 straight overall).
                                                                                            League draft, when the New York Gi-
                                                                                            ants selected offensive lineman Luke
LIVING ON THE EDGE
                                                                                            Petitgout with the 19th pick of the first
Over the past two seasons, Notre Dame is 8-2 in games decided by a touchdown
                                                                                            round.
or less, with losses to No. 6 Michigan (21-14) and USC (20-17) in 1997. The Irish
                                                                                               Notre Dame nearly pulled off an un-
also posted close wins over Georgia Tech (17-13), Navy (21-17), No. 22 West
                                                                                            matched four-sport sweep by placing
Virginia (21-14) and Hawaii (23-22) during the '97 season before beating Purdue
                                                                                            a first rounder in the ’99 National
(31-30) and Army (20-17) on late field goals in '98, turning in a goalline stand to
                                                                                            Hockey League draft, but center David
hold off Boston College (31-26) and rallying to beat LSU (39-36). Included in those
                                                                                            Inman slipped to the second round, as
10 games is a 7-1 mark for the Irish in games decided by 1-5 points.
                                                                                            the 59th pick by the New York Rang-
                                                                                            ers.
NFL DRAFT RECAP
                                                                                               Michigan produced ’98 first rounders
• Seven Notre Dame football players were selected in the ’99 NFL draft, the most
                                                                                            in the NFL, NHL and NBA drafts, in
since 10 Notre Dame players were selected in 1994. The seven players taken were:
                                                                                            addition to a ’99 NHL first-round pick.
offensive tackle Luke Petitgout (N.Y. Giants, 1st rd, 19th pick), offensive guard Jerry
                                                                                            Miami had a first-round NFL pick in both
Wisne (Chicago Bears, 5th rd), offensive tackle Mike Rosenthal (N.Y. Giants, 5th
                                                                                            ’98 and '99, plus a first rounder in the
rd); wide receiver Malcolm Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers, 5th rd), punter Hunter
                                                                                            ’98 MLB and ’99 NBA drafts.
Smith (Indianapolis Colts, 7th rd), tailback Autry Denson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
7th rd) and linebacker Kory Minor (S.F. 49ers, 7th rd).
• The 1999 draft marked the first time that Notre Dame's first three players chosen
were offensive linemen. Petitgout became the 10th Irish offensive lineman to be se-
lected in the first round of the NFL draft, joining Bill Fischer ('49), Gerry Groom ('51)
Art Hunter ('54), Frank Varrichione ('55), Paul Seiler ('67), Tom Regner ('67), George
Kunz ('69), Andy Heck ('89) and Aaron Taylor ('94).
• Petitgout (Georgetown, Del.) was the fourth offensive lineman selected and be-
came the first Notre Dame player taken in the first round since defensive lineman
Renaldo Wynn in ’97 (Jacksonville, 21st pick). He is the highest-picked Notre Dame
player since defensive lineman Bryant Young was selected by San Francisco (7th
pick) and offensive lineman Aaron Taylor by Green Bay (16th) in 1994.

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                                   FOOTBALLALUMNI NOTES (MEDIA DAY)

                                                BROWNER ELECTED TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
                                               • Notre Dame two-time unanimous All-America defensive end Ross Browner has
                       Page 12                 been elected to the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame and will be
                                               enshrined in December in New York, followed by a ceremony at the Hall of Fame
                                               during the summer of 2000 in South Bend.
                                               • Notre Dame has more representatives in the Hall of Fame than any other school –
   MONOGRAM CLUB                               with Browner representing the 37th player, along with five former Irish head coaches.
     APPOINTEES                                • Browner joins 11 other players and three coaches in his class of inductees: players
                                               Chuck Dicus (Arkansas), Chris Gilbert (Texas), John Hannah (Alabama), Billy Kilmer
DUERSON JOINS BOARD                            (UCLA), Steve Kiner (Tennessee), Chuck Long (Iowa), Frank Loria (Virginia Tech),
   Former Irish football great Dave            Joe Palumbo (Virginia), Greg Pruitt (Oklahoma), Herschel Walker (Georgia) and Ed
Duerson officially was appointed vice          White (California), and coaches Jerry Claiborne (Virginia Tech, Maryland, Kentucky),
president of the Notre Dame National           Don Coryell (Whittier, San Diego State) and Jim Young (Arizona, Purdue, Army).
Monogram Club, at the 1999 June meet-          • A native of Warren, Ohio, the 6-3, 250-pound Browner was a four-year starter for the
ing. A four-year letterwinning defensive       Irish, including the 1973 and 1977 Notre Dame national championship teams. He won
back, he served as a team tri-captain in       the Outland Trophy as a junior in '76, then as a senior claimed the Lombardi Trophy
1982 while earning All-America honors.         and the Maxwell Award and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
After graduating with a degree in eco-         • Browner was the eighth overall selection in the first round of the 1978 National Foot-
nomics, he was a third-round draft choice      ball League draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played from '79 through '86 with the
of the Chicago Bears and enjoyed an 11-        Bengals, then in '87 with Green Bay. The 1978 Notre Dame graduate with a degree in
year NFL career. A four-time All-Pro, he       economics is in private business in Atlanta, Ga.
was named the 1987 NFL Man of the
Year, the ’88 NFL Humanitarian of the          NEW ’JACKET FOR ORSINI
Year and the ’90 Monogram Club Mem-            Former Irish football player Steve Orsini was named senior associate athletic direc-
ber of the Year due to his charitable work     tor at Georgia Tech on July 2. Orsini spent the previous five years as associate ath-
with substance abuse prevention and the        letic director and treasurer at the U.S. Naval Academy. A native of Hummelstown, Pa.,
Special Olympics.                              Orsini was a three-year letterwinner as a fullback with the Irish and was one of four
   Duerson was a starter on the vaunted        team captains on the '77 national championship squad. He spent three years as a
1985 defense that led Chicago to a Su-         CPA with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells and returned to Notre Dame in '81 as assistant
per-Bowl title. He played on another Su-       business manager and ticket manager before joining the Dallas Cowboys, where he
per Bowl champ with the 1990 New York          served from as ticket manager and director of administration from 1984-93.
Giants before closing his career with the
Phoenix Cardinals.                             FAMILIAR FACE
   Since April of 1995, Duerson has            Recent Irish quarterback Tony Rice–who helped the ’88 squad win a national title and
served as president, CEO and majority          was a finalist for the ’89 Heisman Trophy–was appointed assistant director of regional
partner of Fair Oaks Farms, Inc., in           development for Notre Dame in the Chicago area on Feb. 1. Rice assists regional direc-
Kenosha, Wis., the primary supplier of         tor Charles Schnur in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of individuals who are
sausage patties to the McDonald’s Sys-         able to make significant gifts to Notre Dame for priorities chosen by University officers.
tem worldwide and other wholesale and
retail outlets. Duerson, a native of Muncie,   MONOGRAM CLUB HONORS TWO FORMER FOOTBALL TEAM MEMBERS
Ind., and his wife Alicia reside in Highland   • Former Notre Dame placekicker John Carney was the 1999 NCAA recipient of the
Park, Ill., with their three sons and daugh-   Ed “Moose” Krause Award, recognizing the Notre Dame National Monogram Club
ter Taylor.                                    member of the year. Carney was presented with the award at the Club's annual on-
                                               campus June banquet as recognition for his charitable work. KickStart for Kids, a
NEIDERT NAMED TO BOARD                         foundation in the San Diego area, was founded by Carney and fellow Notre Dame
Former Irish football player Rob Neidert       alumnus, Dr. Dennis Nigro. Carney–who has been a member of the San Diego Chargers
was among five individuals named to the        since 1990–raises money for KickStart through pledges for every point he scores for
National Monogram Club board of direc-         the Chargers. The money raised benefits Fresh Starts Surgical Gifts, Inc., a non-profit
tors, through 2003. The Akron, Ohio, na-       organization providing children with a “fresh start“ in life through reconstructive sur-
tive served as a starting offensive line-      gery. Carney has raised nearly $950,000 for the charity. He was presented with the
man in 1969 before platooning on the de-       1995 NFL Alumni Kicker of the Year award, as voted on by his peers, and was the
fensive line. He was a starting defensive      leading scorer in the NFL in ’94 while playing in both the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl.
end on the 1970 team. He has spent the         • Tom Ross was one of four recipients of honorary Notre Dame monograms, as be-
past 15 years as an account executive          stowed at the June 1999 meeting of the Notre Dame National Monogram Club. Ross
for Chicago-based Viskase Corporation,         came to Notre Dame as a scholarship football player and played on the 1970 fresh-
which sells packaging supplies to the          man team before seeing his career cut short by multiple back surgeries. He currently
food industry. He and his wife Patricia        works for the nationwide Mortgage Investors Corporation and was presented his hon-
are the parents of three daughters and         orary monogram by classmate Ed “Duke” Scales. Ross and his wife Jan–who were
reside in Stow, Ohio.                          married in Basilica of the Sacred Heart–reside in Indianapolis.

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                                      FOOTBALL PROGRAM NOTES (MEDIADAY)

CENTURY OF GREATNESS
Fans will have the chance to determine the top 20 moments during the 1900s in
Notre Dame football history as part of a joint promotion involving the University of                              Page 13
Notre Dame, Host Communications and University Netcasting/FansOnly. Beginning
in August, Irish fans will have the opportunity to select their top moments from the
1900s as part of a season-long “Century of Greatness” program. Fans may vote                   TICKET DETAILS
throughout the month of August at www.und.com. Ballots also will be distributed at
                                                                                           • All six '98 Notre Dame home football
Notre Dame Stadium in conjunction with the August 28 season opener versus Kan-
                                                                                           games were sold out. That’s no sur-
sas. Select Meijer stores also will provide ballots through displays that will include
                                                                                           prise, considering 141 straight games
the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes for a trip to the Nov. 6 Notre Dame-Tennes-
                                                                                           at Notre Dame Stadium—and 189 of
see game in Knoxville.
                                                                                           the last 190 back to '64—have been
                                                                                           sellouts.
RECENT IRISH RUSHING HISTORY
                                                                                           • The 1997-99 seasons have produced
Notre Dame’s rushing attack has ranked 20th or better in 11 of the last 12 years:
                                                                                           nine of the 10 highest number of ticket
Year        Rushing Average NCAA Rank                                 Rushing TDs          requests in Notre Dame history, thanks
1987 ................ 252.1 .................... 14th ....................... 33           to the availability of nearly twice as
1988 ................ 258.0 .................... 11th ....................... 30           many tickets through the alumni lottery
1989 ................ 287.7 ..................... 8th ........................ 42          (33,779 in '98; 16,000 prior to '97). The
1990 ................ 250.3 .................... 12th ....................... 33           1999 home game with USC attracted
1991 ................ 268.0 ..................... 5th ........................ 31          46,658 requests from alumni, ranking
1992 ................ 280.9 ..................... 3rd ........................ 34          fourth all-time (see chart at left). Con-
1993 ................ 260.7 ..................... 6th ........................ 36          tributing alumni are graduates who
1994 ................ 215.6 .................... 20th ....................... 18           have contributed at least $100 to the
1995 ................ 233.5 ..................... 6th ........................ 29          University within the last calendar year.
1996 ................ 269.5 ..................... 8th ........................ 34          • Ticket requests for '97–the first year
1997 ................ 174.9 .................... 36th ....................... 22           of the expanded Notre Dame Stadium–
1998 ................ 212.5 .................... 16th ....................... 22           increased by 90,000 for six games,
                                                                                           compared to the highest previous fig-
STILL A TOUGH TICKET                                                                       ure. Thousands more contributing
Including the 1999 lottery figures, here are the 10-highest demanded games (based          alumni received tickets in ’97 and ’98
on total tickets requested by contributing alumni) in Notre Dame Stadium history:          compared to any previous year. Addi-
Rk.       Opponent                             Season                  Request             tional tickets were made available to
  1.      USC ................................ 1997 .................. 57,048              parents of current students, and an
  2.      Michigan State ................ 1997 .................. 47,681                   alumni family game was designated,
  3.      Michigan ......................... 1998 .................. 47,233                providing alumni the chance to order
  4.      USC ................................ 1999 .................. 46,658              more than the customary two tickets.
  5.      Army ............................... 1998 .................. 46,547              All University staff also now have the
  6.      West Virginia .................. 1997 .................. 46,093                  opportunity to obtain tickets.
  7.      Ohio State ...................... 1996 .................. 45,225                 • The increase of nearly 21,000 seats
  8.      Boston College ............... 1997 .................. 43,442                    provided 16,000 more to the lottery,
  9.      Georgia Tech .................. 1997 .................. 43,408                   3,000 to faculty and staff and 2,000 to
 10.      Michigan ......................... 1994 .................. 42,705                University allotments, including trust-
                                                                                           ees, advisory councils, alumni board,
IRISH SELL OUT FOR 34TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN 1998                                           alumni clubs, and major benefactors.
The University of Notre Dame finished 11th nationally in attendance among all NCAA         • The 80,225 capacity (80,012 for '98)
Division I-A football-playing institutions in 1998. The Irish averaged 80,012 fans (the    – and the six sellouts in '97 – enabled
full capacity of the expanded Notre Dame Stadium) for its six '98 home games. The          Notre Dame to rank eighth nationally
’98 season marked the 34th consecutive season that every seat has been sold for            in Division 1-A attendance in '97.
every home game. Notre Dame also ranked eight nationally for 1997 season home
attendance, with the average increase of 21,150 fans per game in ’97 compared to           BIG CROWDS EVERYWHERE
'96 representing the second-highest increase nationally, behind Stanford's 21,154          Notre Dame has played in front of ca-
that was helped by the Oct. 4 crowd of 75,651 (compared to the average of 56,937)          pacity crowds in 108 of its last 126
when the Irish played the Cardinal in Palo Alto. College football set an all-time atten-   games (with a near-sellout on Nov. 28,
dance record in 1997, with 36.9 million fans viewing games, including a record 27.5        1998 at USC). Each of the first 10 regu-
million in Division I-A.                                                                   lar-season games involving Notre
                                                                                           Dame during the 1998 season was
                                                                                           played in front of a sellout crowd.


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