Hoke: Notre Dame rivalry 'important as anything'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

When Michigan coach Brady Hoke was hired in January, one of his first orders was to install countdown clocks inside Schembechler Hall.

The clocks include digital readouts that serve as a daily reminder of the time remaining before the Wolverines face Big Ten foes Ohio State and Michigan State.

But just because Michigan's annual nonconference game with Notre Dame isn't represented with a permanent timepiece doesn't take away from the significance of a rivalry that dates to 1887.

"This is important as anything," Hoke said Monday.

The Wolverines and the Fighting Irish will play in the first night game at Michigan Stadium Saturday night.

Countdown to Kickoff will get you started at 7pm here on Channel 16 live from the Big House.

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