Wednesday, August 13, 2008

(I've got a) Golden Ticket | by Pat

Once again, reader Trace H. comes through with a scan of this season's home game tickets.

The theme of the tickets will have significance during the season. Each home game after the San Diego State game will honor one of ND's five national championship winning coaches starting with Holtz against Michigan and ending with Rockne at the Syracuse game.

The championship coaches (or family representatives) will take part in the ceremonial pre-game coin toss, using a specially produced commemorative coin that features the likenesses of all five coaches. Holtz and Parseghian will be present, while approximately 20 Devine family members, 15 members of the Leahy family and six Rockne family members are expected to return for the weekend.

Holtz's recognition at the Sept. 13 game against Michigan coincides with the dedication of the Holtz sculpture that same morning in Notre Dame Stadium, as well as the 1988 national championship team's 20th reunion that same weekend. He also will be honored at halftime that afternoon for his '08 College Football Hall of Fame induction.