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
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.