In 2014, the two most winningest college football programs played each other for the last time or so we thought.
Earlier today, both schools announced the renewal of the rivalry.
Renewed. See you soon, @NDFootball.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) July 7, 2016
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) July 7, 2016
New Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel is thrilled about bringing the rivalry back.
“This is a game that holds great significance for the student-athletes and coaches who compete on the field,” Manuel said in a statement. “A great deal of credit goes to Coach Harbaugh and Coach Kelly for initiating the discussion of scheduling this series. This rivalry is also important for the fans of both programs, and we look forward to renewing one of college football’s great rivalries.”
The game will resume during the season opener in 2018 on Sept. 1 in South Bend, Indiana.