They are like the First Family of Notre Dame. First came Bob and Greg, then Mike. The legacy continued as all three of Mike's three kids followed to Notre Dame, but there was no pressure.
"I told them with Mike, then with Jake and then with Sydney, you make the decision on where you want to go,” said Mike Golic Senior. “Do not worry that I was at Notre Dame and your uncles were there and your mother went to St. Mary's and your aunt went to St. Mary's. You go wherever you want. I had a nice pause, except USC. It just can't happen in the Golic family. It's just not allowed."
All three kids have been among the most active in the community of all Notre Dame student athletes. You can see how much they love Notre Dame, how much they love giving back.
The three shared a special moment after the Pitt game, because Sydney would be out of town for Senior Day due to swimming. That moment was their senior moment together
"It was emotional then,” explains Mike Golic Junior. “Someone I grew up with and only had the luxury of going to school with this semester. I have been fortunate to be here in school with Jake since he got here my sophomore year and that's been a great experience. I got to enjoy a short amount of time here with her, got to enjoy a season with her. Which is great. Hopefully we are leaving her setup for a good career here.”
Monday night. Mike and Jake play their final game at Notre Dame, looking to do something their uncle once did, win a national championship.
"It's something all the guys on our team, we haven't seen in our lifetime out of Notre Dame,” says Mike Golic Junior. “It's something this University has been tremendously proud of, its rich tradition in the national championships. Our goal is to go out there and win this game on January 7 and hopefully add to that."
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