Aug 31, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly leads his players onto the field before the game against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 28-6. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame making last visit to Big House in a while


So…Notre Dame did this:

Notre Dame opted out of a contract with Michigan last year. After the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish play the 17th-ranked Wolverines at the Big House, they’re not expected to be back until the early 2020s at the earliest. The teams are scheduled to meet one final time in South Bend next year.

Oh. So, then, what about the rivalry?

Michigan coach Brady Hoke said four months ago that Notre Dame was “chickening out” of the series, and got laughs at a luncheon.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly raised eyebrows when he kicked off the week by saying the rivalry with Michigan wasn’t historic or traditional, adding it is a regional game.

Kelly recanted the next day, saying it is “a great and historic rivalry,” series with Michigan.

Huh. Boy, this game is gonna be something. Can we limit fan violence? I’m just saying; we’ve seen people get into fights over their sports teams. We might here stories right before, during, and right after the game.

 

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