Rachel Murphy '16 | Jan. 2, 2014 | Strong and True
The 1977 “Green Jersey” game versus Southern California is one of the most iconic moments in Notre Dame football history. Being the daughter of a 1977 national champion, I’ve heard the story from practically every name on that roster. No matter who is telling the story, one name always comes up: Digger Phelps.
You might be wondering why the then men’s basketball coach even comes up in the discussion, but those on the field that day know Digger is the reason they wore green.
“Dan [Devine]’s first year here, I told him…why don’t you wear green for Southern Cal?” recalls Phelps.
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