Skip to comments.Lou Holtz on Marriage, His Catholic Faith and Notre Dame
Posted on 09/27/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT by marshmallow
As college football nears the midpoint of its 143rd season, Lou Holtz is among the many taking it in. The 75-year-old ESPN analyst has seen more than his share of games, mostly from the sidelines as a head coach. He has coached a total of 388 games at six Division I schools.
Holtz is best known for his years at the University of Notre Dame, between 1986 and 1996, which include an undefeated national championship season in 1988. What is less known, but no less important to him, are the experiences that prepared him for the Notre Dame years.
One of the things Holtz prizes most is the education he received, fittingly enough from the Sisters of Notre Dame, while in grade school in East Liverpool, Ohio. He also appreciates the more than half century he has spent with his wife. And, most important of all, he appreciates being Catholic.
Holtz recently explained this and other things to Register correspondent Trent Beattie.
Youve spoken glowingly of the religious sisters who taught you in grade school. How did they influence your life?
The Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Aloysius Grade School influenced my life tremendously. This was due to the fact that they encouraged you always to make sure that God is the focus of your life, and they didnt allow you to do anything except to the very best of your ability.
When this is passed on to you in your formative years, I cant begin to tell you how important it is. I owe the good sisters so much for what they taught me and will be forever grateful for their selfless dedication.
In high school you asked God to make you a great athlete, but you were guided into coaching instead. Do you think that if youd......
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His wife must have been pretty understanding.
They spent their honeymoon staying with Bobby Bowden and his family. The Bowdens had six kids but made room for them.
Hardly my idea of a romantic vacation. I bet he did learn a lot about football coaching tho.
What does he think of University of Notre Dame inviting the Abortionist in Chief, Obama, to speak on campus again? I wonder if UND will give him ANOTHER honorary degree, to their everlasting shame?
Another question: Will the turnout and voting be similar to 2010, better for Obama or worse for Obama? I think about the same or worse for Obama. People can't wait to vote for this guy, and aren't paying attention because they made up their minds in 2010.
All rational analysis points to a Romney landslide. Is there something I'm missing in this? Am I simply refusing to see some reality that is out there?
Oops, posted to the wrong thread somehow.