Notre Dame's recording-setting 23-game win streak during the 1988 and 1989 seasons featured eight wins over top-10 teams.
Holtz coached 132 games in 11 seasons at Notre Dame and guided his teams to
an overall record of 100-32-2 as he holds the Irish record for most games
coached and is second to Knute Rockne in total victories. Holtz led Notre Dame
to the 1988 national championship and remains 11th on the NCAA all-time win
list for Division I-A coaches. Holtz took his Notre Dame teams to nine straight
New Year's Day bowl games from 1987 through '95 and coached the Irish to
finishes of sixth or better in the final Associated Press poll in five seasons.
Holtz was named the national coach of the year in 1988 by several organizations
and saw his team play the most difficult schedule in the country three
different years. Holtz had a 32-20-2 mark against teams ranked in the
Associated Press top 25 during his career. Before coming to Notre Dame, the
Kent State graduate previously served as head coach at William & Mary
(1969-71), North Carolina State (1972-75), Arkansas (1977-83) and Minnesota