SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Finally, Notre Dame players and coaches were able to freely admit that, yes, beating Michigan in the final scheduled game of the series means a little more.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Aside from a quick start, Devin Gardner looked out of sorts for much of Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame ran out of timeouts less than 10 minutes into the first quarter on Saturday night.
It should have mattered.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame-Michigan isn't just another game, no matter how frequently Irish players cast it in that light.
The brass at Michigan might be disappointed that the rivalry with Notre Dame is coming to an end, but they're certainly over it by now.