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Notre Dame Trivia: Stanford

Notre Dame defeated 5-6 USC last year in the regular-season finale to secure a College Football Playoff spot, and this year it faces a down 4-7 Stanford team while trying to reach a New Year’s Six bowl game.

Who was the most recent Fighting Irish head coach to win the final regular season game in back-to-back years?

A. Bob Davie

B. Lou Holtz

C. Ara Parseghian

D. Joe Kuharich

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Answer: A. In 2000, the Irish defeated USC to clinch a Fiesta Bowl bid and earn Davie a five-year extension on his contract, and the next season they won at Purdue Dec. 1 to finish 5-6 (the game was postponed until December because of 9-11). The next day Davie was fired.


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