Notre Dame Trivia: Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente won his debut at Notre Dame Stadium (34-31) in 2016, his first season with the Hokies. Who was the last opposing head coach to begin his coaching career 2-0 in games played at Notre Dame?
A. Pete Carrroll (USC)
B. Nick Saban (Michigan State)
C. Joe Paterno (Penn State)
D. Ara Parseghian (Northwestern)
Answer: B. Saban’s Spartans defeated head coach Bob Davie’s Fighting Irish in both 1997 (23-7) and 1999 (23-13). Carroll lost his first game in 2001, and Paterno his second one in 1984. Parseghian also was 2-0 at Northwestern with wins in 1959 and 1961.