Biography of Knute Rockne protege, Notre Dame Football coach, Frank Leahy.
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In the world of football, Frank Leahy was as important as Beethoven to music, Shakespeare to dramatic poetry, Michelangelo to sculpture. Greatness was not thrust upon Frank. He achieved it through hard work and determination. But, first, he had to have the makings. From those makings, he was capable of going to town.
By applying his formula for success, nothing could have kept him from achieving the heights he reached. The life story of Notre Dame football coach, Frank Leahy, is one of fiery inspiration, humor, and unwavering determination. From the family farm, to one of Knute Rockne's fighting Irish, to head football coach at the golden dome, Leahy's philosophy and antics, both on and off the field, illustrate a model for greatness and the fantastic stuff of legends.
Nicknamed, "The Master," Leahy worked hard and long to achieve all that he set out to accomplish, many times at the sacrifice of his friends and family.
"There are no shortcuts in life," he'd say, "only those we imagine." Despite his optimistic, determined attitude, Leahy also possessed wicked pessimism and biting Irish sarcasm.