In 2005 Charlie Weis surprised his team with green jerseys for USC’s trip to South Bend and fans were treated with one of the most memorable games of all time. This year when USC travels to town, the green jerseys will be out again and this time Weis has announced it four months in advance.
The Fighting Irish will don their green jerseys when they face USC this fall.
Coach Charlie Weis says the team will wear green jerseys to honor the 1977 team.
Weis was a senior at Notre Dame when the 11th-ranked Irish wore their normal blue jerseys for warmups, then donned green for the game and defeated fifth-ranked USC 49-19 en route to the national championship.
Weis has said that was the game he remembered best from his college days.
I don’t know how I feel about this year. I love the green jerseys, but when they are announced this far in advance the slight motivational factor that the players get from them goes away and it just gives USC just a bit more motivation. I do, however, love that Weis is honoring the 1977 team this way. Its just another in a long line of examples of that Weis truly “gets it” and has a deep devotion to the University.