Friday, February 20, 2009
How's this for random? Former Notre Dame Football Coach, and current ESPN analyst Lou Holtz, is trying to put together a collection of Irish alums to take on the Japanese National Football team. Not only does he say that he has over 100 former players interested, he even has a recruiting video! From Global Football via With Leather....
Holtz said that over 100 former Notre Dame players volunteered to make the trip, so he and his coaching staff will hold tryouts to narrow the team down for the trip. The final roster will be announced in April. Holtz listed several players who were sure to make the team, including quarterback Tony Rice, running back Travis Thomas and center Tim Ruddy.
I know who Tony Rice is, but ummm.....he's 41 years old! We know Japan isn't exactly a powerhouse in Football, but I would hope they could beat a team of middle aged men! This should be fun. I'll see you on Saturday, July 25th for first ever live-blog of the Japan Bowl!
Notre Dame Legends To Face Japan (With Leather)
Lou Holtz to Coach ‘Fighting Irish Legends’ at Notre Dame Japan Bowl 2009 in Tokyo (Global Football)