Strength coaches doing heavy lifting
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The only thing on the walls of Notre Dame strength and conditioning coach Paul Longo's office is a reminder of how far his profession has progressed since the dark ages.
It's a framed, black-and-white photograph of Father Bernard Lange and a few Fighting Irish football players gathered around a bench press. The iron-pumping priest is shirtless and wearing khaki pants, pot belly protruding as he works with the players. The picture, a gift from Longo's boss, Brian ...
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