Parseghian, Holtz to return to ND sidelines for spring game

Updated: February 28, 2007, 3:54 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Ara Parseghian, who led Notre Dame to two national championships, and Lou Holtz, who guided the Irish to one, will be back on the sidelines coaching the Blue-Gold spring game April 21.

Parseghian will run one team along with two of his former assistants, Brian Boulac and Joe Yonto. Former Irish defensive end Ross Browner will serve as honorary captain.

Holtz will be helped by his former assistants, Foge Fazio and Tony Yelovich. Tony Rice, the quarterback on the 1988 championship team coached by Holtz, will be honorary captain.

Parseghian complied a 95-17-4 record while coaching Notre Dame from 1964-74, a winning percentage of .836. He led the Irish to national titles in 1966 and 1973.

Holtz coached the Irish from 1986-96, guiding them to a record of 100-30-2. He coached more games than any other Notre Dame head coach and is second to Knute Rockne in total victories. He is now an ESPN college football analyst.


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