Rocky Top Rowdies: Brady Quinn says Neyland Stadium crowd was so loud, the football would shake before the snap
Brady Quinn may have only played in Neyland Stadium one time during his playing career but that one trip was enough for Tennessee fans to leave an impression on the former Notre Dame quarterback.
Notre Dame ended up winning that game 17-13 despite Quinn only throwing for 118 yards in the game but he did throw a touchdown in the defensive struggle. But it wasn’t his performance that stands out from the matchup.
According to Quinn, Notre Dame’s trip to Tennessee back in 2004 stands out in his memory because the Volunteer fans on hand to witness the game would literally make the ball shake on third downs.
“That was one I’ll never forget. I’ll never forget how excited [Quinn’s uncle from Kentucky] was, I’ll never forget how excited we were [following Notre Dame’s win at Tennessee],” Quinn shared in the video below. “I’ll never forget my center John Solomon turned around at one point and kinda gave me a look.
“And after that series, went over to the sidelines like, what were you trying to say? He goes, ‘The ball was moving.’ I’m like, what do you mean? He says, ‘I swear to you, it’s so loud, the ball is moving on the ground on third down.’ Literally our tackles couldn’t hear anything I was saying.”
Here are Quinn’s comments courtesy of 247Sports program “Social Distance”:
— 247Sports (@247Sports) April 14, 2020