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Notre Dame Trustee Takes Out Full-Page Newspaper Ad Thanking Georgia Fans

Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 - 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The home crowd at last Saturday's Notre Dame-Georgia game was a spectacle in itself. Overall, a record 93,000 people packed Sanford Stadium for the Bulldogs' 23-17 win.

It turns out, a major Notre Dame donor was impressed with the home fans. Jimmy Dunne, the Senior Managing Principal of Sandler O'Neill and member of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, took out a full-page ad thanking Georgia fans in today's Athens Banner-Herald.

"On behalf of the Notre Dame visitors, we want to thank everyone in the Georgia community for being great hosts and for all their wonderful hospitality," read the note, signed Jimmy Dunne and the Notre Dame fans.

A classy message from Dunne. There were Georgia fans who made similar comments about the Notre Dame crowd when the two teams met in South Bend in 2017.

Overall, this home-and-home series worked out well for college football, even if the Fighting Irish can't be happy they lost both meetings.

We got two competitive games out of the series and the environment at each of them was outstanding.