Michigan, ND to meet again
After a short time apart, Michigan and Notre Dame have agreed to renew their rivalry, starting in the 2018 season.
The two schools announced late last week that they would meet in the 2018 season opener on Sept. 1 in South Bend and then follow it up with a 2019 meeting in Ann Arbor on Oct. 26.
“This is a game that holds great significance for the student-athletes and coaches who compete on the field,” Michigan AD Warde 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.”
Both teams comes into the 2016 season with some optimism. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Michigan is currently listed with 12/1 odds to win the College Football Playoffs next season, while Notre Dame is listed with 20/1 odds.
The Wolverines are coming off a 10-3 record in 2015 and a 6-2 mark in the Big Ten. It was Jim Harbaugh’s first season as head coach. The Wolverines open this season on Sept. 3 when they host Hawaii at Noon ET.
Notre Dame also went 10-3 last season, losing to Stanford and Ohio State to end the season. The Irish have had their last six seasons under Brian Kelly, going 55-23 in his time with the program. The Irish begin their season on Sunday, Sept. 3 when they face Texas at 7:30PM ET.