REFLECTIONS FROM THE DOME
The following is an excerpt from Mike Oriard's book, The End of Autumn. Mike was a walk-on who became a starter in his junior year in 1968. He was the center for Terry Hanratty's team and was known for his intelligent line play and excellent blocking techniques. In 1969, Mike was the starting center for Joe Theisman's team and was voted a team captain, selected as an All-American and drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. Mike is the only non-scholarship player to be so honored The excerpt is re-printed here with the permission of Bantam Doubleday Dell books. The End of Autumn was published in 1982 and is available through our Books page.
Shenanigans will feature humorous stories from the gridiron and campus.
"Rockne, who had a habit of giving his players impromptu quizzes, collared Frank Carideo's substitute in practice one day. "It's our ball on the enemy's two- yard line, fourth down, goal to go" Rock barked at the unsung quarterback. "What would you do?" "Move over on the bench a little so I could see the touchdown better," replied the sub.'
In the first installment of Campus Life we will tell the amazing story of Timothy Cordes and his quest to become the second blind student ever to be accepted into medical school. A link is provided here to access the article
Click here to read Irish Legends Letters