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Notre Dame all-time worst 0-6 at home

Bill Brink | Monday, November 12, 2007

Notre Dame’s loss dropped the Irish to an all-time worst 0-6 at home this season. Notre Dame had never before lost six straight games at home.

If the Irish lose to Duke next week, it will be the first season since 1887 in which Notre Dame lost all its home games. That year, the Irish were 0-1.

Kamara out for academic reasons

Freshman wide receiver Duval Kamara missed Saturday’s game due to academic reasons. Irish coach Charlie Weis said Kamara missed too much practice time to play because the issues were not resolved until the end of the week.

“I’m never going to be a hypocrite when it comes to academics; academics are always going to take the forefront, and he understood it very clearly that that’s the way it’s going to be,” Weis said.

Maust takes over punting job

Sophomore Eric Maust took over the punting job from senior Geoff Price after Price strained a muscle in his leg in practice Thursday.

Calhoun calls for different officiating crews

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said he hoped inter-conference games will use officiating crews from a third conference to avoid “putting officials in a bad position.”

“We gotta get to a point where you go play a game where there’s no residue at all,” Calhoun said. “There are no visages. At some point, can that maybe occur? If Oregon goes to play at Michigan, then use the Mountain West Conference?”

Taylor honored for athletic, civic excellence

Notre Dame presented former offensive line All-American Aaron Taylor, who graduated in 1994 and played in the NFL, with the Harvey G. Foster award for athletic endeavors and civic or University excellence.

Taylor has established LegendsOfSouthBend.com, which is a for-profit “social-profit” limited liability corporation that will donate money to create a scholarship fund at the University.

Former ADs commemorated.

The University dedicated plaques honoring past athletic directors on the North Tunnel Plaza north of Notre Dame Stadium’s tunnel entrance. Jesse Harper, Knute Rockne, Elmer Layden, Hugh Devore, Frank Leahy, Edward “Moose” Krause, Gene Corrigan and Dick Rosenthal all had plaques in their names placed on the wall around the plaza. Corrigan and Rosenthal themselves, along with family members representing the others, received replicas of the plaques on the field before the game.