It closes an era where landscaping was part of the Notre Dame game plan.
In 1976, legend has it, Notre Dame let the grass grow for its season-opener against
Former Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian, who did television commentary for that game, even called it the "Dorsett cut."
Dorsett, in a 2008 interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, said, "You could drop a golf ball in the grass and couldn't see it. It was that high. The field was wet, and it hadn't rained."
Not that it helped.
Dorsett gained 180 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown run, in a 31-10 victory. The Panthers went on to win the national title. Dorsett won the
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