Monday, May 13, 2013

Brady Hoke: Notre Dame is 'chickening out' of Michigan series


The Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry is one of the best in college football. Not only does it feature two of the winningest programs in the sport, but the rivalry has also produced some riveting games. Unfortunately, the series looks to be coming to an end soon after the Irish decided to pull out of the series because of a scheduling agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference.

On Monday, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke expressed his displeasure with the Irish essentially ending the rivalry, while speaking to a crowd in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hoke touched upon Michigan's great rivalry games and then decided to take a little jab at the Irish.
“We are fortunate to have unbelievable rivalry games at Michigan,” said Hoke. “The Notre Dame game, that rivalry, which they’re chickening out of. They’re still going to play Michigan State, they’re going to play Purdue, but they don’t want to play Michigan. I don’t know how they made that decision.”
So, there is that.

Although the rivalry dates back to 1887, the two schools have only played each other 40 times over the years, with the Wolverines holding the all-time edge (23-16-1).

The last scheduled meeting is slated to take place in 2014.

Notre Dame beat Michigan in Ann Arbor, 13-6, last season.

Via Sports Illustrated

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