To Hell With Notre Dame: The Rocky Road of the ND-Michigan Rivalry

Posted by Michael Collins on September-8-2009 Add Comments

One hundred years ago an experienced Notre Dame team traveled to Ann Arbor under a national spotlight due to both teams' strong performances thus far that season. Chicago Tribune news writers attended as well as Walter Camp, Yale's legendary coach, and other Eastern football experts.

The 1909 Notre Dame-Michigan Game

Though Michigan had won two national championships and five conference championships in the decade, Wolverine coach Fielding Yost expected a struggle: "We've got to work as we have never worked before. Notre Dame is coming up here Saturday with a bunch of men that have had more football experience than any of the players on our team. They are almighty strong. Saturday's contest will be as hard as either the P...

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