Aug. 28, 2002

Former Irish All-America quarterback Joe Theismann stopped by practice Tuesday as the Irish prepare to play Maryland Saturday, Aug. 31, in Kickoff Classic XX at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Theismann, who earned three monograms for the Irish from 1968-1970, offered some words of encouragement to head coach Tyrone Willingham and the Irish before practice today. Theismann mentioned to the team that he will be in New Jersey to see the Irish on Saturday night, marking only the second time he has seen them play in person since he left Notre Dame.