The Irish, who are also sporting a new video board in Notre Dame Stadium, have revamped their locker room just in time for the 2017 season:
Notre Dame, a program steeped in tradition, added plenty of modern touches - metal fixtures, television screens, and new brickwork - while maintaining the locker room's classic look. It's a nice blend of the present and the future without forgoing the Irish's legacy.
The ultimate Irish feature, for example, remained as-is:
“We were not going to change the walk down the stairs or the encounter with the ‘Play Like A Champion Today’ sign,” senior deputy athletics director Missy Conboy explained. “Not a chance.”
But the program also added some nice touches, including a tip of the hat to its greats:
New to the Stadium Tunnel— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) August 10, 2017
Plaques of ND's Heisman Trophy winners!
A. Bertelli pic.twitter.com/pZEWVg2Mfe
As you might've guessed, the Irish players were big fans of the re-design:
It seems like the correct response.
Notre Dame opens its season on Saturday, September 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET with a home game against Temple.