Hocutt said UM won’t play FIU but wants to book marquee opponents and would be interested in speaking with Notre Dame when it hires an athletic director about one of its new annual prime-time neutral site NBC games.
As a younger Notre Dame fan who grew up with the Notre Dame teams of the late 80’s which had several epic matchups with Miami, the thought of Notre Dame facing off against the Hurricanes in a neutral site game is absolutely awesome.
Would a game against Miami in the neutral site game finally stop some of the ongoing complaining about the scheduling of these games? Hopefully.
Considering Miami’s recent incidents such as their in-game brawl with Florida International maybe those old Catholics vs. Convicts shirts could find some more use.
Here’s a GREAT clip of Rocket Ismail talking about the pre-game fight with Miami in 1988 from Aaron Taylor’s Legends of South Bend.
Side note: for those of you who might not know, the voice in the highlights is none other than Harry Kalas – the long time voice of the Philadelphia Phillies and one of the truly great sports broadcasters around.