The Michigan Wolverines and Notre Dame Fighting Irish aren’t scheduled to play each other in 2015 nor are they scheduled to play each other in the future. The series between the two teams ended in 2012 after the Irish shutout the Wolverines.
Now that Jim Harbaugh has taken over the head coaching position at his alma mater, he wants to see the rivalry get a renewal. According to College Football Talk, Harbaugh, who has tried to bring back other things from the past like the road uniforms the Wolverines wore when he was playing there, has mentioned that he would be open to discussing a new series with Irish head coach Brian Kelly.
“I’d probably have a conversation with coach [Kelly] about that before (I had one with) anyone else, that’d be the best course of action,” Harbaugh said. “But I would be open to it, yes.”
2015 is the first time the Irish aren’t playing a Big Ten team during the regular season since 1916. This is due to the team having an arrangement with the ACC where they must play at least five games against ACC teams in football every year and them wanting to keep three rivalry games open for USC, Stanford, and Navy.
The Irish do, however, have games lined up with Big Ten teams Northwestern, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Purdue over the next few years. A contest with Michigan stays on the backburner for the foreseeable future.
As a side note, one reason why Harbaugh could be wanting to play the Irish is to keep his undefeated streak as a Wolverine against them intact.
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