Austin Dwyer | Friday, November 20, 2009
When I realized that we were not going to fulfill my admittedly optimistic prediction of a national championship this season, I became more and more preoccupied with one game: UConn.
One of my best friends is a senior walk-on wide receiver who has busted his ass and sacrificed his body (knee surgery, shoulder surgery and broken hand) for this team over the last four years. It is customary that on the last home game of the season, senior walk-ons get a chance to live the dream and play football in Notre Dame Stadium. But, if the game is close or we are losing the walk-ons don’t get to play.
We are a much more talented team than UConn and should easily beat them. But, on the outside chance that we play a close game (or lose) to an inferior team on senior day (see Syracuse 2008), this is a plea for the walk-ons to be put in at the beginning of the game so they will get to play no matter what the outcome.
Come on, Charlie, do the right thing. These guys have earned it.