Sam Bush more authentic story than Rudy
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Sam Bush more authentic story than Rudy

Brian Kelly called up Bush to help build unity in locker room

Photo: Notre Dame locker room

Notre Dame remains perfect in the red zone, scoring on all 22 opportunities. The Irish have converted 11 turnovers into 70 points. That’s teamwork on both sides of the ball worth 14 points a game to boost a 4-1 start and return to the Top 25.

Among a growing list of stars, head coach Brian Kelly mentioned running back Josh Adams and the Heisman Trophy. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush, despite passing accuracy issues, has eight touchdowns rushing and six throwing. Cornerback/nickel back Shaun Crawford’s second-half turnovers have tipped two close games into one-sided victories. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."