If the cards weren’t already stacked against new Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, they may really be stacked against him soon. That’s because Notre Dame and the University of Texas are reportedly “very close” to finalizing a deal that would see the two teams meet in a four game series starting in 2015. Just in time for Kelly to be firmly on the hot seat.
Notre Dame and the Big 12 powerhouse Longhorns are “very close” to finalizing a four-game series for future games, sources told the Tribune.
The series could begin in 2015, sources said. The rest of the details are unknown, such as if it would be simply a pair of home-and-homes or involve games at off-campus venues.
But it would be another recent statement that Notre Dame remains in the business of big names and big venues on its schedule. The Irish also have firmed up plans to rekindle their rivalry with Miami in a 2012 game at Soldier Field.
You have to commend the Irish for their willingness to play anyone, but if Kelly can’t turn things around in the next couple of years, this type of scheduling could come back to haunt them.
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