Sorry Jerome Bettis -- not this year.
Notre Dame is bringing back legendary Irish coaches Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz to man opposite sidelines for the Blue-Gold Spring game on April 21. The game, which is sponsored by Home Run Inn Pizza and in this space will now be called the "Homer Bowl" until the game, will start at 1:35 p.m.
Parseghian will have former assistants Brian Boulac and Joe Yonto to help out while Holtz will look to former assistants Foge Fazio and Tony Yelovich. We're just hoping for a pre-game media session where he plays Ara's team up to be the No. 1 team in the country while Lou's team couldn't beat Oberlin if they didn't play their best game.
Honorary captains are Ross Browner (Team Ara) and Tony Rice (Team Lou). No word if Mark May will show up to disagree with Holtz on everything.
Spring ball starts on March 21.
-By Michael Rothstein of The Journal Gazette