ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry has been kicked up a notch.
Notre Dame opted out of a contract with Michigan last year, canceling the last three games of the deal.
After the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish play the 17th-ranked Wolverines on Saturday night at the Big House, they're not expected to be back until the early 2020s at the earliest.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said four months ago that Notre Dame was ``chickening out'' of the series, and got laughs at a luncheon.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly raised kicked off the week by saying the rivalry with the Wolverines wasn't historic or traditional, adding it is a regional game.
Kelly recanted next day, saying it is ``a great and historic rivalry.''

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