Welcome back to my series on beloved Notre Dame “parody” twitter accounts. This week I had a chance to sit down and talk with DaGhostOfKnute. “Coach” Rockne tells us about the inspiration for the forward pass, his favorite player to coach and his predictions for the Notre Dame football season ahead. And without further ado…
Lisa: Today I have the honor of speaking with Notre Dame’s very own football legend, “Knute Rockne” @DaGhostOfKnute. Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with us Mr. Rockne!
Q: What was the inspiration for the forward pass?
A: As a running back, I got tired of running the ball all the time.
Q: Why did you feel so passionate about bringing the forward pass to football? What was so important about making it a staple play?
A: Chicks dig the “Forward Pass,” I had to do something to impress the girls from St. Mary’s. (Hmmm … good point.)
Q: Why do you think it was so revolutionary?
A: Please refer to the previous answer … Next question.
Q: Who was your favorite player to coach?
A: No doubt, Georgie Gipp.
Q: Can you talk a little about what it was like to coach Curly Lambeau?
A: great kid, a great runner, too bad about the tonsillitis.
Q: When do you think Notre Dame will win its next National Title?
A: 2015. (Very bold, Coach!)
Q: What are your thoughts about the current state of Notre Dame football?
A: Right now I’d rank it as an 8 out of 10 … we need to play angry for four quarters a game.
Q: What would you do differently if you were the head coach for the upcoming 2013 season?
A: Blitz every down, and wear the green jerseys a little more.
Q: Which player on the current squad would you like to coach?
A: All of them.
Q: What is most surprising to you about football in 2013?
A: The speed of the game, and the uniforms.
Q: What brought you to social media? And what are your impressions of it?
A: That would be Lou & Regis, sorry for the name drops.
Q: What has been your best social media fan interaction? Your worst?
A: (Best) You. (Worst) I would say Nikki Minaj, Mark May, and a few extras from the cast from Gigli.
Q: Can you give us your predictions for the 2013 season?
A: C’mon MAN, like I’m not going to say 12-0?