Brown credits Holtz for HOF career

Updated: July 16, 2010, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tim Brown never considered himself a standout collegiate football player until Lou Holtz convinced him of it.

Brown was ready to accept the role of regularly contributing wide receiver at Notre Dame until Holtz arrived after the 1985 season. During the second day of spring practice, following Brown's sophomore season, Holtz called him over and asked why he hadn't been on the field more for the Fighting Irish during his first two seasons.

Brown told him it was a ...

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