This season may mark the beginning of the end in the storied rivalry between Michigan and Notre Dame. The teams will no longer play, for awhile at least, after the 2014 season. That means this September's showdown will be the final game between the two teams at Michigan Stadium in the immediate future.
Michigan has won of five out of seven in the series, but Notre Dame, on the strength of five interceptions, was victorious last season in South Bend. The Wolverines schedule flips back in their favor this season, as Nebraska, Notre Dame and Ohio State all have to come to Ann Arbor.
Denard Robinson is gone, but Michigan may be better off under center with junior Devin Gardner, who started the final five games. Before the maize and blue take the field for the start of spring practice on March 16, let's look at where things stand for one of Notre Dame's biggest rivals.
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