The film, Living the Legends: 2009 Notre Dame Japan Bowl by FTT faculty Ted Mandell, will be screened in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Lou Holtz returns to coach one final game for Notre Dame. A rare, behind-the-scenes look at how the fiery hall-of-fame coach molds and motivates the group of former players, many of whom haven’t touched a football in years, to take on the challenge of playing the Japanese National Team in Tokyo. Featured players include, Tim Brown, Tony Rice, Chris Zorich, Reggie Brooks, Ambrose Wooden, Brandon Hoyte, Kris Haines, and Ivory Covington. This game was in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Japan American Football Association.
“It was all about meeting the challenges that were thrown at us and the players responded well,” said Holtz. “It was a wonderful experience. When you look at what we had to work with and the skill players who were out, we were very short in some areas, but we found a way to do it.”
The film is not rated.
This is a free, but ticketed event. To reserve your tickets, call the Ticket Office at 574-631-2800. The runtime is 48 minutes.