Brady Quinn spent some time reminiscing on his Notre Dame playing career on Friday afternoon.

Quinn and the rest of the Big Noon Kickoff crew are in South Bend this weekend for Notre Dame’s top-25 showdown vs. USC. Quinn was asked to share his fondest memory from his Notre Dame career.

“The first time I ever got a chance to run out in that tunnel,” Quinn said. “We were playing a top-25 ranked Washington State at home … Just to go down as a player, seeing through the helmet, looking up to the right at the student section, seeing the crowd and just everything else, I was so taken aback by it.

“That’s one of those memories that … there were so many at Notre Dame but that was one I will never forget for the rest of my life.”

Here’s video of Quinn sharing that special memory:

Quinn didn’t play in that game against the Cougars in 2003, but the Fighting Irish did manage to pull out a 29-26 win over the Cougars in overtime. Notre Dame out-scored Wazzu 20-7 in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime.

Quinn went on to become arguably the most prolific quarterback in Notre Dame history. He still holds the program’s all-time record for passing yards and passing touchdowns in a career.

Notre Dame and USC will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night.