It’s hard to believe it already has been 10 years since Manti Te’o was a Heisman Trophy finalist. That means it’s been almost as long since the world learned of the embarrassing catfishing saga he found himself tied up in. However, all Notre Dame fans saw when he appeared before them and the current Irish was a program legend who would run through a brick wall for his alma mater. You couldn’t come to any other conclusion after hearing this speech, which was recorded by Tyler Horka of Blue and Gold:
The people love Manti Te’o. Manti Te’o loves the people.
Man, does he know how to fire up the Notre Dame faithful. pic.twitter.com/ZNNNddBxdc
— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) September 17, 2022
Te’o’s prediction of an “all-ager rager” at Notre Dame Stadium might be the first of its kind to be on the record. Like every other Irish supporter, he knows that the team needs all the motivation it can get as it prepares to host California. If the Irish win and Te’o chooses to take credit for it, is anyone really going to complain? That’s how desperate everyone is for good news.
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