Here is the full and remarkable story of how Lou Holtz took a team demoralized by Miami and rebuilt it. In his third season, Holtz led the Irish to a 12-0 record and the 1988 National Championship. It was a season punctuated by victories over the likes of Michigan, MSU, USC, Penn State, Miami and a decisive thrashing of West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl. South Bend Tribune reporter Bill Bilinski was the sportswriter closest to the Notre Dame football scene. His insights give vivid witness to how Coach Holtz restored the golden gridiron of Notre Dame.