Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bob Elliott -- Heaven's Team Has A Good One!

Coach Elliott lived in an apartment just down the block from our home -- we would cross paths every now and then when he would take his dog for a walk...

He was always smiling and willing to talk Notre Dame football with me -- what a very nice man.  A man you would love to have coach your kids.

Here's what a few of his Notre Dame players had to say about Coach Elliott after learning about his passing last night.

A "ND Dad" is on College Football HOF Ballot!

His name is Terrell Buckley -- college and NFL football fans will remember his exploits:
  • Received the Jim Thorpe Award & Jack Tatum Trophy in 1991 as the top Defensive Back in college football
  • Florida State Seminoles' all-time career interception leader with 21
  • #5 overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1992 NFL Draft
  • Played 14 years in the NFL
  • Won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots

Terrell has been at Notre Dame the last few days spending time with his daughter -- a rising sophomore in the College of Engineering.  He's currently the defensive backs coach at Mississippi State University...

I had the good fortune, along with my ND colleague Drew Buscareno (the two are pictured above) to play golf with Terrell Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course. 

Terrell's a proud Dad -- and a member of the Notre Dame Family!  I'll be rooting for him to get inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame -- see story below: