According to a report from the Daily Hampshire Gazzette, Notre Dame and UMass will play each other in 2015 at Notre Dame Stadium as part of a one game contract bringing former offensive coordinator Charley Molnar, UMass’s new head coach, back into town.
Starting in 2012, UMass will be joining Division 1A in 2012 as a member of the MAC conference – replacing Temple after the Owls accepted an invitation to join the Big East fot football. They will be doing so with a familiar face for Notre Dame fans. Charley Molnar spent the past two seasons as Brian Kelly’s offensive coordinator before accepting the head coaching position with the Minutemen in December.
Molnar had coached under Brian Kelly since 2006 at Central Michigan before following him to Cincinnati as the wide receivers coach and eventually following him to Notre Dame where he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Molnar was replaced this off-season by Chuck Martin as the offensive coordinator and QB coach.
Notre Dame already had 12 opponents on their unofficial schedule for 2015 so for UMass to officially be added to the schedule meaning someone is likely going to be removed. The current slate had USC, Michigan, Texas, Purdue, Navy, Army, Temple, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Syracuse, and Wake Forest.