Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Brady Hoke says Notre Dame "chickening out" of annual rivalry with Michigan.

Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke might be taking Notre Dame's decision to end its annual rivalry game with the Wolverines after 2014 a little too personal. Speaking in front of a luncheon for the Western Michigan Sports Commission, Hoke let loose on how he really felt about the ND's decision, which was a result of the school's recent partnership with the ACC.

"We have unbelievable rivalry games at Michigan," Hoke said. "The Notre Dame, that rivalry, which they're chickening out of ... they're still going to play Michigan State, they'll play Purdue; they don't want to play Michigan."

Here's video of Hoke dropping his diss of ND.

The Victory Formation points out that historically, Notre Dame's rivalries with Michigan State and in-state (Indiana) rival Purdue were more bigger than that between the Fighting Irish and Michigan. Of course Hoke may not see it that way.

The two teams have two more games scheduled before the annual rivalry ends. Notre Dame will face Michigan in Michigan stadium this coming season on Sept. 7, then the Wolverines travel to South Bend to face the Irish one last time (for now) on Sept. 6, 2014.

(via ESPN)

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