Kelly on resuming UM-ND: ‘We're going to make that happen’

The Detroit News
Notre Dame and Michigan last met in the 2014 season in South Bend.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly insists he wants a resumption of the Notre Dame-Michigan football series.

"We're going to make that happen," Kelly told the South Bend Tribune on Thursday. "We’ve got some work to do, but we’re going to make it happen.

“It’s something (ND athletic director) Jack Swarbrick and I want to do, and we’re going to get that game back together. We’ve got some challenges, but I think we can pull it off.”

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and new UM athletic director Warde Manuel have said they want the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry to resume.

“We want to do it as soon as we can,” Kelly told the South Bend Tribune. “We’ve got Michigan State home-and-home the next two years (2016-17), and then we’re hoping to. We want to get in on the schedule as quickly as possible after that.”

The teams last met Sept. 14, 2014 in Notre Dame Stadium, a 31-0 Irish shutout.

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