Eddie George played his final season of college football at Ohio State in 1995.
Lloyd Carr, who was the interim head coach at Michigan that season, jokes that he was more than happy to see the '95 Heisman Trophy winner go.
It all comes full circle as George and Carr headline this year's Enshrinement Class for the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown South Bend. Carr received the biggest ovation of the evening, with George the 2nd biggest.
Always competition between Michigan and Ohio State.
George still can't believe its been 17 years since he won the Heisman Trophy for the Buckeyes.
He remembers the struggles in took to get there. When George was a freshman, he fumbled twice in a game against Illinois and didn't see the field again until his junior year.
"The hard work and the adversity that I had to go through and the dedication I had to put forth going into that senior season, it just became a magical year that led me to being the Heisman winner and now a College Football Hall of Famer," George explains.
Carr's signature moment came two years later as he led Michigan to the national championship in 1997.
"We had not won a national championship since 1947," Carr reflects. "It had been 50 years and from that moment on, all the teams I coached--the goals were to win another one. We weren't able to do that, but we made a lot of great efforts and had a great time doing it."
Carr, who had the biggest ovation of the night, joked that's its nice to be cheered in South Bend for a change.
Another coach who had his share of memories of coaching against Notre Dame is Fisher DeBerry. He was the head coach at Air Force from 1984 to 2006. For DeBerry, representing the Air Force is a tremendous honor.
"To have coached at such a great institution who's core values are integrity above all, excellence in all that we do, and service before self--certainly paralleled my philosophy," DeBerry explains.
"If you stop and think--if everybody lived their lives according to those core values--what a wonderful, wonderful place this world would be."
Other top enshrinees include former Michigan State wideout Gene Washington and former Miami standout Russell Maryland.
Deion Sanders is also in the class but unable to attend this weekend's events. The Enshrinement Festival concludes with the Dinner and Show Saturday night at the Century Center.