Monday, January 27, 2014

On the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry

On September First, 2013 Notre Dame Head Coach, Brian Kelly said:

"I really haven't seen it as one of those historic, traditional Notre Dame rivalries," Kelly said on a conference call. "I've seen it as just one of those great football games that Notre Dame has played.

"For me, I've been in Michigan a long time, I've always felt the Notre Dame-Michigan game was a big regional game. But in the Notre Dame history books, this game has (been) played, but obviously there have been some years where it hasn't been played for a number of years."

Oh yeah really Coach? This chicken and cigarette smoking cherub would beg to differ. Notre Dame and U of M don't play each other every year, but the teams have met on the gridiron 40 times since 1887. In fact, in the 1887 season U of M beat Notre Dame 4 times.

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