Quick-Hitter: Tillery recaps Notre Dame visit
Junior offensive tackle Jerry Tillery of Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian Academy grew up a Notre Dame fan and he attended his first Irish football game when he was just a one-year old. Notre Dame came to Shreveport for the 1997 Independence Bowl to take on LSU. The second Notre Dame game Tillery was able to attend was last Saturday when the Irish played Oklahoma. Tillery was joined by his father. "I went with my dad and it was a great experience," Tillery said. "I had a game on Friday night, so we flew to Indiana on Saturday." After arriving at Notre Dame around 11 a.m., Tillery was able to take in some pre-game events. "I went to the Gug and met the coaches and then we saw the players' walk," Tillery said. "It was awesome. It was nothing like I've ever seen before. The game ended up being a tough battle, and it would have been better if Notre Dame had won, but it was still a great atmosphere inside the stadium." "I'm playing well this season I think," Tillery said. "We're 3-1 on the year, and I'm just doing what my coaches ask me to do, whether that's on defense or offense." Tillery plans to see Notre Dame play again this Saturday when the Irish play at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
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