Megan Doyle | Dec. 29, 2012 | The New York Times
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The players had not left the Los Angeles Coliseum after Notre Dame defeated Southern California on Nov. 24 when the Fighting Irish senior Danny Kinasz secured his seat for the plane ride to Miami for the Bowl Championship Series title game on Jan. 7.
Before the berth was officially secured, Kinasz wanted to ensure he would be a part of “a weeklong celebration of Notre Dame.”
“Within five minutes of the game ending, I booked my flight,” he said.