1996 Notre Dame Football: The Holtz Era Ends On A Low Note In Los Angeles

The Lou Holtz era had begun in South Bend ten years earlier, and the 1996 Notre Dame football would be Holtz’s last hurrah on campus. It would prove to an up-and-down year that looked poised for an appropriate finish—in a major bowl game—before the rug was ripped out from under the team at the very end.