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New Rockne sculpture to be dedicated

Oct 1, 2009, 5:16 PM EDT

New news out of Notre Dame from the always awesome Bronze Sculpture Department:

Notre Dame will unveil a
bronze sculpture of coaching great Knute Rockne on Friday.

The sculpture of the most successful coach in Fighting Irish
history depicts Rockne in his coaching sweatshirt and baseball pants with his
hands on his hips. Rockne had a coaching record of 105-12-5, an .881 winning
percentage that remains the best in college football history.

His sculpture will be outside Notre Dame Stadium near a
sculpture of Frank Leahy, another Irish coaching great.

Two years ago, the school added a sculpture of coach Ara
Parseghian and last year it was Lou Holtz. The sculptures were created by Jerry
McKenna, a Notre Dame grad.

As an student I always enjoyed passing by the Frank Leahy sculpture on my way to practice. Something about it always calmed me. I  learned a lot about Leahy just from walking or riding my bike past it, and just how incredible Leahy’s teams were at ND. It always struck me how perfectly placed the sculpture was on campus. I’m sure the Rock statue will be just as cool.