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Adding To Tradition

In some ways, Leahy was just continuing what he had helped start at Notre Dame. He played tackle on Knute Rockne's final two teams, both of which were national champions, in 1929 and 1930. As Fordham's line coach from 1935-37, he coached the Rams' famed "Seven Blocks of Granite" before a stint as Boston College's head coach gave way to the Notre Dame job in 1941. Like every story with a famous Irish coach goes, Leahy won it all in his third year, in 1943, before entering the Navy the next year. His return in 1946 ignited a stretch of three national titles in four years. -- Matt Fortuna