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Notre Dame announced on Wednesday that former Notre Dame head coach and national champion Ara Parseghian had passed away after battle health issues. He was 94.

It was reported two weeks ago that Parseghian was dealing with an infection in his hip after multiple surgeries, and that surgery was no longer an option at that point to fix the issue.

After a short run playing for the Cleveland Browns, Parsegian started off his head coaching career back in 1951 at Miami (OH). He later went on to coach at Northwestern, but Parseghian really gained fame when he went to South Bend in 1963.

Parseghian won two national titles with Notre Dame (1966 and 1973) and he eventually retired from coaching in 1974 to go into broadcasting. He finished with a 95-17-4 record in his 12 seasons with the Fighting Irish.

We send our thoughts and prayers out to Parseghian’s family and friends as they handle this difficult time.

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