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Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

Posted on: April 1, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: April 1, 2011 3:45 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

The Michigan - Notre Dame matchup has gotten some extra hype this year, with the recent announcement that their Sept. 10 meeting in Michigan Stadium will be moved to primetime. It will be the first night game in the history of the storied rivalry, and the first true night game in the history of the Big House. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly recently divulged some even more juicy details about the matchup, telling the media that both schools will be wearing throwback jerseys for the game. He stayed pretty mum on the look of the Irish (the report says Kelly hinted to the Joe Kuharich era -- 1959-62), but gave a pretty good description of how the Wolverines will look for the showdown.

"I'm just trying to help you guys piece together what it's going to look like, without me saying and then getting yelled at by our adidas people that we blew the surprise for them," Kelly told Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune. "But yeah, we're going to have throwback uniforms. As they will. I can tell you what theirs look like: They have a block 'M' on them, and a number, and a number on their helmet. How's that? The adidas people at Michigan are going to be (ticked) at me."

The primetime matchup will be a endorsement dream for adidas, who has largely missed out on the publicity of alternate uniforms in the last couple of seasons. Tennessee made some noise with their Halloween uniforms, but few other examples come to mind from recent history. But there will only be a handful of regular season games in 2011 that will get the treatment of Michigan-Notre Dame. For the last couple seasons Nike has trotted out trendy alternate uniforms for their biggest programs on the biggest stage. Now adidas will get to join the fun for this clash of past, present, and future.


Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2011 9:54 pm

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

Child molesting priests? What does that have to do with Notre Dame? Its their fault...oh wait you are judging them and you can do that because?  Talk about wandering off the reservation. Stick to the subject and stop spouting off. It just shows how ignorant you are. You sound like a redneck. Let's see how mouthy you are when the NCAA decides your team's fate...

Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2011 9:50 pm

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

Such class you have Ohio State fan or would that be No Class. So now the fill in coach is going to be a great coach someday...haha. Right. Keep on dreaming. Who cares how many times they have beaten Notre Dame? What does that have to do with the NCAA and Ohio State? They made an example of USC and now they will make an example of our once untouchable team. USC was in denial so now are you Bucs fans. Back to the NCAA wait your No. 1 Bucs arent in it? Say it aint so. haha.

Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 7:54 pm
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 7:07 pm

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

thats all you have

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 12:56 pm

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

Hey tipinmy40. I would rather have my nose in the air than my head up my ass like most Ohio State fans. OSU lied to the NCAA. I have a feeling the NCAA is getting tired of looking like they are weak. The NCAA will not be able to turn a blind eye to this and when they investigate will probably find more.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 10:11 am

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

Now that is funny.  Kelly will not say anything about the irish "throwbacks" but immediately rats out Michigan's "throwbacks".  Nothing like adding a little spice to the game.  I bet that most Michigan fans are wishing that they had a TEAM that was a throwback to the glory days.

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2011 9:36 am

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

Now, go watch Rudy and get your hopes up again.  History is all you've got.
Rudy on all the time, must be a good flick.  Funny thing is that the skunkbear and Notre Dame fans will be watching this game on a prime time national broadcast, while Kansas fans will be watching moths fly around a light bulb with crickets chirping in the background.  Enjoy!  

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 9:36 am

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

I recall ND-Michigan playing at night in South Bend circa 1988, no?

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 7:17 am

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup

Hey tipinmy40 (something youve apparently done enough of) you know anywhere I can get a tattoo and meet some players?

Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2011 6:57 am

Kelly: UM and ND to don throwbacks for matchup


It's not about lying about tats any more, it's about the entire cover up. Ohio State has essentially made a mockery of major NCAA violations in front of a national audience. The school administration looks like a bunch of clowns with the "gee, I'm just glad Tressel didn't fire me" crap, when Tessel has done nothing but lie for...oh, about a year now. I agree the original violations of free tats wasn't a gigantic deal, but a coach lying to the NCAA and trying to keep it hidden multiple times looks God-awful. That, coupled with the fact that The Ohio State administration is fully backing a guy who's done nothing but try to keep them in the dark for a year while sharing info with one of his prized recruit's "mentors", just screams of "without Tressel, our football program falls hard and they make way too much money for us to let that happen on our own terms". I could care less if OSU beat ND every time they played, the school looks like  a bunch of fools right now and this whole thing is just beginning. You're fooling yourself if you truly believe Tressel is going to sit out 5 games and that's the end of this. This whole situation is going to end up being the "poster child" for lack of institutional control given the fact that Gee and Smith give off the impression that Tressel can do no wrong and "slapping" a 2 game suspension on him...oooooh...such a strong stand! I know it's been increased to 5 by Tressel, but this whole situation has been a sham on OSU's part. You know it, I know it, and the NCAA knows it. The NCAA knows it loses all credibility if it doesn't drop the hammer on Tressel and OSU's program because OSU and Tressel have done nothing but scoff and make jokes of these violations since they came to light. Your completely baseless claims and attempt at insults mean nothing to us. We're not feeble minded.

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