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Hit & Hustle | Former Notre Dame Great Derrick Mayes Interview

February 26, 2024

Former Notre Dame wide receiver great Derrick Mayes talks to Greg about the 1993 season, being a record-setter in the program, going through the recruiting process with his son, his own recruiting process, his parents and family and his role in Irish football today.

2:30 - Emotions after beating Texas A&M after the 1994 Cotton Bowl 

5:32 - Boston College game in 1993

11:20 - Confidence and joy 

15:45 - Difference in scheme now vs. then 

18:50 - Growing up in Indianapolis and his recruitment 

27:54 - Balance of football life and post-football life 

32:07 - If his son, Hudson, knows how good he was at football and as an athlete 

35:15 - Knowing if his son was going to be a great athlete 

38:30 - What kind of sports dad he has become 

42:40 - Time, talent and treasure mantra - and being involved with Notre Dame

46:30 - Coming back to see Jeff Samardzija break his touchdown record 

55:24 - Thoughts on the Notre Dame football program in 2024 

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