Note: This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
Hope you’re ready for A LOT of highlights this Saturday that include the guy we interviewed this week on Down the Line. None other than Kevin McDougal, quarterback of the incredible 1993 Notre Dame Football Team! McDougal’s place in Fighting Irish lore remains entrenched for those that remember the magical run put on by Lou Holtz’s squad that fall. Rick Mirer was off to the NFL, All-Word QB recruit Ron Powlus was going to win 2 Heisman trophies in South Bend, and the athletic 5th year senior from Florida was headed to the final year of a career mostly spent on the bench. A late August injury to Powlus thrust McDougal into the starting role and what transpired is nothing short of remarkable.
Also joining us is Oscar McBride, starting tight end on the 1993 squad and routine road grader for Lee Becton and the Irish running attack.
Nothing captured the 1993 season quite like the Florida State V. Notre Dame game that November. ESPN packed up its bags for the first ever College Gameday live on a campus in a contest that lived up to its “Game of the Century” moniker. As you can imagine, both McDougal and McBride have fond memories of the game and Coach Holtz’s notes and messages to the team. They are shared on this podcast.
Both alums also have paid keen attention to the 2014 Irish Football team and took stock on what they think are the keys to winning this game and making a 2nd half run. McDougal spoke at length regarding what he’s seeing in Everett Golson and what he expects the message for him to be from Brian Kelly. All-around amazing stuff! Enjoy!