Brady Hoke: Notre Dame 'chickening out'
May 14, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Michigan coach Brady Hoke has taken the Notre Dame rivalry up a notch.
Hoke made a crowd chuckle on Monday at West Michigan Sports Commission luncheon by saying the Fighting Irish are ``chickening out'' from the storied series.
Notre Dame exercised an option in its football-scheduling contract with Michigan last fall to cancel games from 2015-2017.
Hoke lamented that the Irish will continue to play rivals Michigan State and Purdue, joking he knows why they made that decision.
A letter from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon that opted out of the game was obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request. Swarbrick wrote then that the move was necessary because of commitments to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
30-9 Totals, 37-15 L5 Sat., +1,265
17-9 L26 G-Plays, 60% +911 TY
10-5 CFB Record This Month
3-0 Friday, 14-7 Run, +2,089 Totals
5 Wins in a Row, 7-3 L10 Totals
13-6 Saturday, 12-6 L18 Totals
7-4 Saturday, 18-8 L26 Totals
4-2 Saturday, 5-1 L6 Guarantees
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!