Former NFL star running back turned college football head coach Eddie George has scheduled a big non-conference game.
George and his Tennessee State football program have scheduled a historic non-conference game, as they’ll take on Notre Dame in South Bend in 2023.
This will be the first time that Notre Dame hosts an HBCU team in a game.
George is getting credited for the historic scheduling.
Notre Dame will open its 2023 season with Tennessee State, the first time the Fighting Irish have played an HBCU team. Credit was given to second-year Tennessee State coach Eddie George and AD Mikki Allen for the game, which will be televised on NBC.https://t.co/swFOo3kByN
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There’s an Ohio State connection to the game, too, as both George and Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman played for the Buckeyes.
However, that had nothing to do with the game.
“It’s a coincidence,” George said. “When I learned I was going to play Notre Dame, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ When I really looked at the opportunity for our kids to come to this university and have an opportunity to play on a national stage to show the nation what Tennessee State is all about holistically, the colleges, pageantry, tradition and our rich history, not just in football but as a university was a wonderful opportunity.”
News of the game scheduling went viral on social media on Tuesday.
🚨 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐃𝐔𝐋𝐄 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 🚨
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 5, 2022
This will be a historic game in South Bend, Indiana in 2023.
Notre Dame announced it will host Tennessee State in 2023.
This will be the first time in Notre Dame program history it will play an FCS opponent.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) April 5, 2022
Notre Dame and Tennessee State had a press conference on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming non-conference game.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and head coach Marcus Freeman welcome Tennessee State athletic director Mikki Allen and head coach Eddie George to campus today to discuss the TSU-ND game now on the schedule for Sept. 2, 2023. pic.twitter.com/lRMBaUlZNQ
— Ashton Pollard (@ashtonpollard7) April 6, 2022
Former NFL star Jerome Bettis even crashed the press conference.
Jerome Bettis just asked Eddie George the final question of today’s press conference. Check that off your 2022 bingo card. pic.twitter.com/NtdOur1yKW
— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) April 6, 2022
It should be a fun game in 2023.
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