Well, I guess playing a big-time opponent not named Notre Dame in future years is out of the question. Coming out of left field, the Wolverines and Fighting Irish have agreed to a 20-year contract extension, meaning that the two teams will play each other every single season for the next 25 freakin’ years.
The University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame athletic departments announced jointly on Monday (July 30) a 20-year contract extension in the Michigan-Notre Dame football series, extending the series from 2012-31. With the current contract expiring after the 2011 season, the new contract guarantees that the two winningest football programs in NCAA Division I history will meet every season for the next 25 years.
All I can say right now is holy hell that is a long time.
I am very upset with this news for many reasons. Just off the top of my head, this probably means we won’t get any games against someone like Texas or Georgia, we can’t freeze out ND to back them into a corner, leaving a slight chance of them joining the Big Ten, and lastly, we play Notre Dame for 25 years in a row. Did I mention that already?
Much more on this tomorrow.