How The Movie “Rudy” Changes The Real Life Story

Athletes | 11/21/19

Real Life – Dan Devine Totally Supported Rudy

Coach Devine, who came to Notre Dame from the Green Bay Packers in 1975, was completely supportive of his practice squad player and appreciative of what Rudy provided for the team. He was not someone who stood in his way.

coaching scene from rudy
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In fact, the idea that Rudy would play in the game against Georgia Tech came from Devine, himself. Prior to the game, the coach declared that everyone who dressed would play in the game, including Ruettiger.