Earlier this season, Brian Kelly backed himself into a bit of a ridiculous corner with the media when he came out and said that Michigan-Notre Dame was not a rivalry. After much backlash, he took back the claim and instead qualified it as a great “regional rivalry.”
This week, the Irish are facing USC, and Kelly made sure he got ahead of the questions before they even came, indicating that the Notre Dame-USC rivalry is the biggest one for the school:
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: “This is our rivalry game… It’s one that’s on our calendar.”
— Dan Murphy (@BGI_DanMurphy) October 15, 2013
BK on USC “It’s a game we look forward to- a great match up, a great history.” http://t.co/W2k3pMgpNu
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) October 15, 2013
Moving along here.