Miracle Moments in Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football History

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About The Book

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish is one of the most celebrated teams in college football. It has the second-most victories of all time, eleven national titles, featured seven Heisman Trophy recipients including Paul Hornung and Tim Brown, and won eighteen bowl games. Its storied tradition is celebrated in Miracle Moments in Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football History. Michael R. Steele brings to life many of the Irish's greatest moments, including Knute Rockne’s “Four Horsemen” in the 1920s, the epic scoreless tie with powerful Army in 1946, their incredible comeback led by Joe Montana in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, Lou Holtz’s 1988 national championship team that ended Miami’s thirty-six-game regular-season winning streak in stunning fashion, and much more. All the great players and coaches are highlighted in Miracle Moments in Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football History, a must-have for all fans of the blue and gold.

About The Author

Michael R. Steele is a distinguished university professor, emeritus, at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He has taught there since 1975 and still serves as an adjunct faculty member. He is a 1967 graduate of Notre Dame and resides in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Sports Publishing (September 18, 2018)
  • Length: 168 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781683581857

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Raves and Reviews

“Mike Steele has done a great service to the Notre Dame football fan. We all know that Notre Dame has the pedigree and a great history. But to my knowledge, no one has previously put the whole story together in such a compelling manner.” —Jim Lynch, College Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion

“In 1965, a seventeen-year-old kid made the biggest decision of his life, one that affected his life forever—when he met Ara Parseghian and committed to Notre Dame. I was that kid and I can tell you that Mike Steele’s Miracle Moments captures the magic of this amazing university and its historic football team’s exploits.” —Terry Hanratty, All-American quarterback

Miracle Moments is a fabulous narrative about the most exciting history of Notre Dame football. The stories made me feel as if I were there at each moment throughout the years and gave me goosebumps.” —Drew Mahalic, former outside linebacker and former Executive Director of the Oregon Sports Authority

“Mike Steele has done a great service to the Notre Dame football fan. We all know that Notre Dame has the pedigree and a great history. But to my knowledge, no one has previously put the whole story together in such a compelling manner.” —Jim Lynch, College Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion

“In 1965, a seventeen-year-old kid made the biggest decision of his life, one that affected his life forever—when he met Ara Parseghian and committed to Notre Dame. I was that kid and I can tell you that Mike Steele’s Miracle Moments captures the magic of this amazing university and its historic football team’s exploits.” —Terry Hanratty, All-American quarterback

Miracle Moments is a fabulous narrative about the most exciting history of Notre Dame football. The stories made me feel as if I were there at each moment throughout the years and gave me goosebumps.” —Drew Mahalic, former outside linebacker and former Executive Director of the Oregon Sports Authority

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