Dec. 12, 2011
Editor’s Note: Over the next two weeks, the Monogram Club will release a series of video features highlighting key Club events held during the 2011 football campaign. Check back on Thursday for a recap of the 2011 fall letter jacket ceremony.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Until the afternoon of Oct. 7, 2011, four of the five national championship coach gates at Notre Dame Stadium were adorned with a sculpture dedicated to their namesake field generals.
Rockne, Leahy, Parseghian, and Holtz.
Clearly, something was missing.
Outlined against an incredibly sunny October sky that would make Grantland Rice proud, more than 200 family, friends, colleagues, and players of Dan Devine gathered at Gate A of the stadium to dedicate a sculpture in the Hall of Fame coach’s honor. Many of the more than 60 family members in attendance had a hand in the blessing ceremony after the statue was unveiled.
Check out video highlights of the ceremony by clicking here. The feature includes commentary from football Monogram winners Joe Restic (’79) and Jerome Heavens (’79), as well as NBC News correspondent and friend of the Devine family, Anne Thompson (’79).
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