Angel in the Backfield

When Brian Kelly leads his Notre Dame Fighting Irish onto the field tonight against Alabama, Barry Sullivan will be watching from the stands. A little over two years ago Sullivan’s oldest child, Declan, was on a scissors lift videotaping the Irish football practice when high winds caused the lift to topple and killed the 20-year-old student. He and his family have taken Declan’s death with more grace than most could ever hope to muster.

Instead of law suits, forced firings and acrimony, the Su…

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