Notre Dame fans, myself included, got pretty excited last week when the Miami Herald reported that a potential Notre Dame-Miami game could be in the works. In the article, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick was quoted as saying, “Playing Miami is appealing, Swarbrick said, because “they are two great academic institutions. We’re eager to play schools that share our values. There’s a lot of great history around the games.”
A few days later, associated AD John Heisler was quoted in the SBT as saying the following about a potential matchup with Miami.
“I’d have to say that some of it is Jack, in his first year, kind of taking stock of where we are and where we’re headed relative to scheduling,” said ND senior associated athletic director John Heisler, who deals with scheduling on a day-to-day basis. “He’s looking at what sort of commitments we have in contract form and at the more informal conversations we’ve had and then just trying to figure out just what roads we’re going to try to head down.
Things didn’t look too promising at that point. Yesterday Swarbrick sent out an email to some in the media which gives the potential matchup hope again.
“I am interested in trying to create some marquee match-ups for our annual neutral site home game, and we may be able to play Miami in one of those, but again we have not yet discussed any dates,” Swarbrick said in the e-mail. “We are going to try and get some clarity on the future scheduling for those games this summer.”
Hopefully Swarbrick can make this game happen because it would be a lot of fun to play Miami again and it’d be great for both school as they try to rebuild their programs.