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15 Things Digger Phelps Taught Me in 60 Minutes

Dec 30, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

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A few weeks ago, former Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Richard “Digger” Phelps took an hour to speak with three members of the @JrNDBloggers, Anna Gonzalez, Rachel Murphy and Mike Franz. Here are Anna’s thoughts on the experience…

When it comes to the whole “wisdom” thing, Digger Phelps is killing me. It makes complete sense though. If wisdom is measured by experience, he has a considerable amount more than I do. If wisdom is measured by time, he’s got 50 years on me. If wisdom is measured by just being an awesome person, Digger still bests me. The great thing about the legendary Notre Dame basketball coach, however, is that he’s eager to share his wisdom, and I think it would be wrong of me not to share what I learned in return. Here are 15 things that I learned in the one hour that I got to spend with…

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