Wednesday December 7th, 2016

Notre Dame fans and alumni frustrated with the football program and athletic director Jack Swarbrick took out an ad in the school’s student paper to express their displeasure.

A representative of the fan group contacted Sports Illustrated over the full-page ad in Wednesday’s Observer, and said they plan to take out another ad in an unnamed Sunday paper.

The ad, which can be seen here, highlights Notre Dame’s on-field losses as well as off-field issues including academic cheating and the school’s recently vacated victories from 2012 and 2013, and states zero confidence in head coach Brian Kelly.

“What would we fight for?” the ad reads. “Our team, our students, our fans, our tradition.”

Notre Dame went 4–8 this season.

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