Reviving the Fighting Irish: Introducing the Series
Reviving the Fighting Irish: Part I
Reviving the Fighting Irish: Part II
Reviving the Fighting Irish: Part III
Reviving the Fighting Irish: Vol. II: Part I
Common legend at Notre Dame tells of Fr. Sorin’s return to campus after a fire had destroyed the Main Building, when standing over the ashes of the school he had poured his life into he said, “If it were all gone, I should not give up.” This short statement illustrated his sense of resolve as a man who came to a foreign land, settled in a brutally unforgiving environment, and eventually succeeded through sheer determination despite beginning with almost nothing. Though he was French, his story was very “Irish.”
The words "Fighting Irish" are a testament to the indomitable spirit that has persisted at Notre Dame throughout history. In an effort to revive that spirit in full, Coach Kelly created "The Irish Creed" to guide Notre Dame Football into the future: "The pride and tradition of Notre Dame Football will not be left to the weak, timid, or non-committed."