Drew Spada | Tuesday, October 13, 2009
While I hate to openly suggest that the students should rush the field for safety and violations sake, I completely disagree with the sentiment that we should act like “we’ve been there before” or that we are “better than that” (“Don’t rush the field,” Oct. 12). This isn’t Syracuse or Pitt or even BC or Michigan where we expect to win, this is USC, our rival and one of the premier football schools this decade. The team needs the students even more this week than ever before, and that means whipping yourselves into a frenzy and being louder than you ever have been.
Being in the stands and almost rushing the field in ’05 remains one of my best experiences at Notre Dame. The students who weren’t on campus for the “Brady years” deserve the opportunity to go nuts, scream your lungs out and help to lift the team to something that they haven’t achieved in quite some time. Go ahead and get caught up in the excitement; it’s OK. It’s time that we as ND stop always worrying about how to protect the image of the University (especially during a USC game) and actually take pride in being a family and celebrating a win together. If you have been near insane all game and can’t stop yourself from rushing the field to join the team, your classmates and friends, when the clock hits zeroes, then more power to you. Do yourselves a favor and don’t hesitate to get into this game – you only get so many during your time on campus. It’s midterm week this week anyway; don’t you owe it to yourselves to let off some steam and take out all that frustration on the Trojans?
Enjoy yourselves and don’t let the opportunity pass you by.
class of 2009