If Purdue fans mad at Eifert before ...
If Greg Eifert lost friends when his son chose to play for Notre Dame instead of Purdue he no-doubt lost a few more when Tyler Eifert scored the touchdown that doused any hope of a Boilermakers rally during Notre Dame's 38-10 win at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday night.
"There have been people I consider lifelong friends that I've known for 30 years and it's hard to get them to talk to me anymore," Greg Eifert said. "It's very interesting. These guys are diehard Purdue people who can't believe I wouldn't have pushed Tyler to go to Purdue. I tell them it was his decision, not mine. Mine was 30 years ago and I picked Purdue."
Greg was in Gene Keady's first recruiting class and was a starter on the first of Keady's six Big Ten Championship basketball teams at Purdue. While Greg said Keady only teases him good naturedly about Tyler spurning his alma mater, other Purdue supporters saw it as a betrayal.
"I've always been a Boilermaker, but when your son is at Notre Dame, it's hard not to root for the Irish," Greg Eifert said.
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