President Trump to award former Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz with the Medal…

first_img By Network Indiana – September 6, 2020 2 391 Google+ Facebook Facebook (Photo supplied/ABC 57) President Donald Trump on Friday announced he will award the Medal of Freedom to legendary college football coach and supporter Lou Holtz.“There’s a man that’s an incredible leader, Lou Holtz. I’ve known him for a long time. He’s been a friend of mine,” Trump said Friday.Holtz, the former head coach of Notre Dame and South Carolina, was in the briefing room as Trump made the announcement. He endorsed Trump for President in 2016.Trump told reporters that he received “letters from every football coach almost in the nation” recommending Holtz for the honor.“We’ve analyzed it very closely. We’ve looked at all of those recommendations. We’ve looked at Lou’s life and his career and what he’s done for charity — the football was obvious. He was a great coach but what he’s done is even beyond coaching,” Trump said of the honor.A date for the ceremony has not yet been decided but Trump added it “won’t be in the too distant future.”Holtz, a Hall of fame coach, guided Notre Dame to a 100-30-2 record in 11 seasons. He has also founded Holtz’s Heroes Foundation, which provides a platform to help underprivileged students at Notre Dame.The President has honored several pro athletes — many of whom are supporters — with the medal since taking office, including former NFL star and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, former Boston Celtics point guard Bob Cousy, former Lakers player Jerry West, Woods, former Yankee Mariano Rivera and former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach. WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSports Pinterest Twitter President Trump to award former Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz with the Medal of Freedom Previous articleFaster internet coming soon to rural parts of IndianaNext articleNo injuries after fire at Irish Hills Apartments in South Bend Network Indiana Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Michigan junior OT Jalen Mayfield leaves to enter NFL draft

first_img First Published: 19th August, 2020 07:36 IST Michigan offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield is entering the NFL draft. The junior announced his plans Tuesday night on Twitter.“These last few weeks have been filled with stress and have put me in a place where I have a difficult decision to make,” Mayfield wrote in his post.Mayfield chose to leave the Wolverines one week after the Big Ten postponed its fall football season because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Mayfield was an honorable mention All-Big Ten player last season after starting 13 games at right tackle. He played in three games at left tackle in 2018 as a freshman.The NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 19th August, 2020 07:36 IST Michigan Junior OT Jalen Mayfield Leaves To Enter NFL Draft Michigan offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield is entering the NFL draft. The junior announced his plans Tuesday night on Twitter LIVE TV FOLLOW US Written Bylast_img read more