Brian Kelly: Miami-Notre Dame game will be hyped from coast to coast
It's only April, but it's not too early to look ahead to one of the marquee games of next season: Miami at Notre Dame on Oct. 29. That's part of a crazy day in the state; rivals Florida and Georgia meet in Jacksonville, and Florida State hosts Clemson in what will likely be a top-10 (or top-five) matchup.
Irish coach Brian Kelly said he expects the game against the Hurricanes to be "hyped up pretty big" because of the teams' rich histories.
"We always look toward the Miami game as one that has some good tradition to it and a lot of respect for Miami's tradition..." Kelly said Wednesday in the ACC spring football coaches' teleconference with reporters. "It'll be a little bit different - different coaches, different styles of teams - but one that still when it's the U and it's Notre Dame, it will kind of take on a life of its own from coast to coast."
First-year 'Canes coach Mark Richt, for what it's worth, said he hasn't thought that far ahead yet.
"I know it'll be an exciting time for everybody," Richt said. "Hopefully we have a team that's worthy of playing on that day."