Sport: Brian's Pitch

It was a big evening for Notre Dame Assistant Football Coach Brian Boulac. For six months the recruiter had quietly but persistently homed in on Dennis Grindinger, 17, an outstanding tight end at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. The competition had been heavy. Oklahoma had dispatched a recruiter to Dallas eleven times to woo Dennis and his family. Texas Head Coach Darrell Royal had phoned twice that very day. Now it was Boulac's turn, and he played his ace: Notre Dame Head Coach Dan Devine came with him to the Grindingers' living room...

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