several years back. Pardon the name dropping but it is like it is.
I attended the Monogram Club Mass, meeting, and dinner in June of '89 and was invited to sit at a table that included Ara and Father Joyce. Needless to say I kept my mouth shut and ears open through the whole meal.
When Father Beauchamp was acknowledging the '88 Nat'l Championship team he said something like "now that ND is the national champion we want to see what heights of excellence Coach Holtz can take this team to" in years to come. I glanced at Ara and he was looking down, almost with disbelief, and negatively shaking his head. I cannot read minds but I can imagine he was wondering just how much blood do they want to squeeze out of a coach?