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Eddie George Schedules Notre Dame Game: Football World Reacts

Former NFL player Eddie George at the Rolling Stone Live

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04: Former NFL player Eddie George at the Rolling Stone Live: Houston presented by Budweiser and Mercedes-Benz on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Produced in partnership with Talent Resources Sports. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)

Former NFL star running back turned college football head coach Eddie George has scheduled a big non-conference game.

George and his Tennessee State football program have scheduled a historic non-conference game, as they'll take on Notre Dame in South Bend in 2023.

This will be the first time that Notre Dame hosts an HBCU team in a game.

George is getting credited for the historic scheduling.

There's an Ohio State connection to the game, too, as both George and Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman played for the Buckeyes. However, that had nothing to do with the game. “It's a coincidence,” George said. “When I learned I was going to play Notre Dame, I was like, 'Oh my gosh.' When I really looked at the opportunity for our kids to come to this university and have an opportunity to play on a national stage to show the nation what Tennessee State is all about holistically, the colleges, pageantry, tradition and our rich history, not just in football but as a university was a wonderful opportunity.” News of the game scheduling went viral on social media on Tuesday.

This will be a historic game in South Bend, Indiana in 2023.

Notre Dame and Tennessee State had a press conference on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming non-conference game.

Former NFL star Jerome Bettis even crashed the press conference.

It should be a fun game in 2023.