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In the Fast Lane

Back in the 1980s, Carl Lane was a big-time high school running back from the San Francisco area, and was recruited by Lou Holtz when he was the head coach at Minnesota. Lane eventually signed with Oregon State. A couple years later, Lane received a call from Holtz soon after he was hired at Notre Dame.

"Coach Holtz left me a message saying, can you give me a call back," Lane said. "I was thinking, I'm going to transfer from Oregon State to Notre Dame. "I called him back and that wasn't it. He said, there is a kid down in California, I think the world of. I met you and I want you to help me recruit him." Holtz was referring to Braxston Banks. Lane was a couple years older, but always worked out... Recommended Stories