I don't love Notre Dame football anymore. Notre Dame football has been living a lie, as Lou Holtz likes to say. Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, nothing happened. The echoes are in REM sleep. It has failed to advance the ball.
More recognizable names are among the 15 inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame for 2008, but Pat Fitzgerald and Don McPherson may be more representative of the true nature of the sport. It is the curious burden of the Hall to honor them all.