SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a normal season, Kurt Hinish probably wouldn’t have been able to hear the students shouting his name from the ninth row of the bleachers at Notre Dame Stadium. But during Notre Dame’s 52-0 rout of South Florida, the senior defensive tackle could.
In the second quarter, Hinish shrugged at their yells and told his teammates he didn’t recognize the students. When their efforts continued into the fourth, Hinish finally turned around in his folding chair in the defensive line huddle, giving a nod and laughing at the celebration that ensued.