points. Complaints about Ara were a constant during his tenure - he can't beat Purdue, he can't recruit a QB, etc. Katie Parseghian(and Ara's secy at the ACC) used to check the mail daily to intercept hate mail and destroy it. Anonymous internet whining and "expertise" have a longer shelf-life.
Ara lost 45-23 in '72. The '73 orange bowl loss (40-6) was the second biggest ass kicking of an ND team Yet Ara is god.
Yhe biggest ass kicking was an ND/IU basketball game Digger's first year.