Conquering a Nightmare
As the red-gold Indiana sun sank into the western horizon, the nightmare named Denard Robinson returned to haunt Notre Dame Stadium.
When he first strode onto the hallowed stadium turf, Robinson took the appearance of a mortal man, clad in the Michigan maize and blue. Robinson, the poets said, was the terror in Irish dreams, a bolt of lightning who could break the Notre Dame spirit, just as he had done for the past three years.
But on Saturday night, as twilight descended on South Bend, Indiana, the Notre Dame defense turned the nightmare onto Shoelace Robinson.