Feb 26, 2011

Ara's Knights of Camelot


 

"Ara's Knights of Camelot" are men who were specially selected to be part of his program.  Part of his family.  Some of these players were all-American's some were captains.  But, all of them were part of his family who he shared in the Journey every year called college football.  From 1964 to 1975 Ara' teams were always ready to win the National Championship and if they didn't they would reload and get ready for the next year. Record/ 1970-1973/ 37-6 

 

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Posted by: Frank

"Ara's Knights of Camelot" are men who were specially selected to be part of his program.  Part of his family.  Some of these players were All-American's some were captains.  But, all of them were part of his family who he shared in the Journey every year called college football.  From 1964 to 1975 Ara' teams were always ready to win the National Championship and if they didn't they would reload and get ready for the next year.

 

Ara's teams were always very similar in that they would never give up.  Every year the Ara Parseghian fans came out not to see a great passer or great runner, but, the team that was coached by Ara Parseghian.  His teams never disappointed and were raised on high character.  He developed leaders on and off the field.  During this time in America there was much darkness and in the mist of it all, we saw young men who would not be bowed.  We saw Ara Parseghian team after team of college athletes who would not give up, even when they may know that all is lost.  They continue to head to the light.  They realized that losing is close to winning.  It doesn't matter the spirit within them drives them forever toward the light.  This was more than just thoughts this was a spirit a mind set within Ara and his teams that made them different from any other Notre Dame teams past and present.  There was something very magical about Ara's teams and it wasn't about football, it was about developing an organization that did things the right way with in the rules.  By having a quest for excellence in everything they did, by making a difference in each others lives.  Also, by always having hope and never, never, never, giving up.  We may have lost the battle, but, we are going to win the war.  Ara Parseghian had developed a way of life and attitude for his teams at Notre Dame.   Record/ 1970-1973/ 37-6