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ARA: The Memories

Aug. 2, 2017

RELEASE: Former Irish Coach Parseghian Dies At Age 94

With the passing of legendary coach Ara Parseghian on Wednesday morning, memories and support for the Parseghian family poured in from across the world. Fighting Irish Media presents a selection of those posts as the Notre Dame family mourns the loss of Ara.

Additionally, in lieu of a daily practice report from day two of fall camp in Culver, Indiana, Fighting Irish Media provides exclusive access to head coach Brian Kelly’s address to the team about Coach Parseghian, as well as interviews with Coach Kelly and vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick.

Coach Parseghian is on all our minds.

“The pride & tradition of Notre Dame Football will not be left to the weak, timid or non-committed.”

— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 2, 2017

Hard to come up with a better coaching fit than Ara Parseghian in his 11 seasons at @NDFootball

— Ivan Maisel (@Ivan_Maisel) August 2, 2017

“This world needs more people like Ara Parseghian.”

– Alan Page, ND alum from Ara’s 1966 NCAA title team & Minnesota Supreme Court Justice

— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) August 2, 2017

“We have lost one of the most remarkable men I have ever known.”@NDFootball coach Lou Holtz pays tribute to his friend, Ara Parseghian.

— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) August 2, 2017

Ara Parseghian’s mark on college football will endure. He was a good man and we’ll miss him. Rest in Peace, Ara.

— Condoleezza Rice (@CondoleezzaRice) August 2, 2017

Best thing I ever heard about Ara: He never visited a recruit’s home. If you wanted to play at Notre Dame, you came to see him in South Bend

— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) August 2, 2017

A great role model and example of how to teach and coach at this very special place.
Rest In Peace, Coach.
We Have No Breaking Point!

— Mike Brey (@NDMikeBrey) August 2, 2017

Column: #NotreDame legend Ara Parseghian was a great coach, but an even better man. A true gentleman:

— Tom Noie (@tnoieNDI) August 2, 2017

Warm, wonderful, generous man, brilliant coach. inherited a mess, very quickly built great teams. A farewell Salute to Ara. @NDFootball

— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) August 2, 2017

Very sad to see news on Ara Parseghian. Favorite nugget – he never lost the Northwestern-ND gm. 4-0 vs Irish at NU, 9-0 vs. NU at ND.

— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 2, 2017

RIP Ara Parseghian, one of the best to ever do it. #WeAreND

— Tyler Eifert (@EiferTy85) August 2, 2017

‘Wake Up The Echoes!’ Our 1964 story on how Ara Parseghian returned Notre Dame to football glory

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 2, 2017

Today we reminisce on the “Era of Ara” as we mourn the loss of two-time National Champion & Hall of Fame Coach, Ara Parseghian.

— CFB Hall of Fame (@cfbhall) August 2, 2017

Incredibly sad news. I’m so grateful I was lucky enough to know him. He was a true gentleman. #RIPAra

— Rick Mirer (@RickMirer) August 2, 2017

Miami University mourns the loss of legendary football coach and alumnus Ara Parseghian (’49, ’54): #MiamiOH

— Miami University (@miamiuniversity) August 2, 2017

We mourn the loss of legendary Northwestern head coach Ara Parseghian. Rest in peace, coach.

— #B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) August 2, 2017

Incredible coach, leader, mentor & friend. Thanks for all you did for players & coaches of this great game. Prayers to Parseghian family.

— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 2, 2017

Thank you Coach.
I owe so much to you.
Rest In Peace.

— gene smith (@OSU_AD) August 2, 2017