Those who followed Notre Dame in the late 1980s remember the games against Miami all too well, particularly Catholics vs. Convicts
. However, the programs haven’t met since the Hurricanes crushed the Irish, 41-8, in 2017.
The good news is the rivalry finally will be renewed later this decade.
The bad news is it now will take a year later than originally scheduled as reported by the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson:
This is perfectly understandable from the Hurricanes’ perspective.
They aren’t going to drop any games against in-state rivals, and they sure won’t give up a home against Ball State just so they can go to South Bend.
As for the Irish, they now need to find another home opponent for 2024.
The remaining ones from the ACC are Louisville, Florida State and Virginia, and the Irish also play Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Pittsburgh and Wake Forest come to Notre Dame Stadium this upcoming season,
so you can cross them off the list. 2025 will bring visits from NC State and Syracuse.
Maybe Boston College fills the spot since the Irish already are scheduled to travel to them in 2025?
Or another Power Five school that has a 2024 opening? Perhaps a Group of Five school that’s never been to South Bend will
get its chance? The speculation will run wild until a new opponent can be determined.