Monday, June 11, 2007

Notre Dame - Will the Green Jerseys Work This Time?

A couple of days ago, Coach Weis announced that Irish will be wearing 1977 style green jerseys and gold pants to honor the 1977 National Championship Team! This will happen on October 20th, when the Irish take on the heathens from USC!

The following is an excerpt from a Chicago Article regarding our "Green Jersey" history.....

"The green jerseys have been met with mixed results. The Irish wore green in victories over USC in 1983 and 1985 -- although in 1985 they wore blue in the first half then switched to green for the second half.

Lou Holtz had the Irish wear green twice: in a 39-28 win over Florida in the 1992 Sugar Bowl and a 41-24 loss to Colorado in the 1995 Fiesta Bowl. The Irish also wore green in a 35-28 loss to Georgia Tech in the 1999 Gator Bowl and in a 14-7 loss to Boston College in 2002 after the Irish started the season 8-0.

The Irish wore green against USC in 2005, when Matt Leinart led the top-ranked Trojans to a 34-31 victory with a touchdown in the closing seconds. The Irish also wore green in a 41-9 victory over Army this past November.

John Heisler, Notre Dame's senior associate athletic director, said this was the first time in recent memory where the Irish announced in advance they would wear green for a game."

In spite of the mixed results, I still love the Green Jersey ploy! I'll take every psychological advantage we can get against the hated Trojans! If someone could figure out how paint the fabled Trojan Horse green, I would really be impressed!

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