Ohio State and Notre Dame last met on the football field in 2006, when the two iconic programs squared off in the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes were victorious, 34-20.
Could the No. 4 and No. 6 all-time winningest college football teams, respectively, schedule a non-conference series?
Ohio State and Notre Dame fans would be joyed if that happened. The Buckeyes' athletic director, Gene Smith, also shares that thought.
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Smith, in an interview with Jeff Svoboda of Buckeye Sports Bulletin, said he'd enjoy seeing the two schools play.
“Definitely, I would love to have that opportunity down the road,” said Smith, who played at Notre Dame.
Is it possible, though?
Ohio State's schedule is set through 2015, and Urban Meyer's program currently has big non-conference games scheduled through 2023. The Buckeyes face Oklahoma in 2016-17, TCU in 2018-19, Oregon in 2020-21, and Texas in 2022-23. While games that far out are not set in stone, it'd be tough for the Buckeyes to fit another top program into their schedule, especially with the Big Ten going to a nine-game conference slate in 2016.
Notre Dame's future series and ACC game requirements would make scheduling a contest with the Buckeyes in the near future extremely difficult, too.
Still, it's a fun game to wish for.