Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the intercollegiate football team representing the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The team is coached by Brian Kelly and plays its home games at the campus’s Notre Dame Stadium, which has a capacity of 77,622. Notre Dame is one of six schools that competes as an Independent at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision level.
About Notre Dame Fighting Irish football in brief
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the intercollegiate football team representing the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The team is coached by Brian Kelly and plays its home games at the campus’s Notre Dame Stadium, which has a capacity of 77,622. Notre Dame is one of six schools that competes as an Independent at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision level. The school has won 22 national championships from NCAA-designated major selectors. Seven Notre Dame players have won the Heisman Trophy. Irish assistant Knute Rockne became head coach in 1918. Under Rockne, the Irish would post a record of 105 wins, 12 losses, and five ties. The Irish won three national championships, had five undefeated seasons, and won the Rose Bowl in 1925, 1925, and 1925. The Notre Dame Box has the highest winning percentage in NCAA Division I IFBS football history, with 3% of all wins in Notre Dame football history. In their inaugural game on November 23, 1887, theIrish lost to Michigan by a score of 8–0. Their first win came in the final game of the 1888 season, when the Irish defeated Harvard Prep School of Chicago by aScore of 20-0. In 1908, a win over Franklin saw end Fay Wood catch the first touchdown pass in Notre Notre Dame history. This game has been miscredited as the invention of the forward pass. In 1913, Notre Dame burst into the national consciousness and helped to transform the collegiate game in a single contest.
On November 1, 1913, the Notre Dame squad stunned the Black Knights of the Hudson 35–13 in a game played at West Point. This period would also mark the beginning of the rivalry with Army, and the continuation of a rivalry with Michigan State. In September, 1918, KnuteRockne made his coaching debut against Michigan Agricultural Tech. He ran a 7–2–2 scheme against the Aggies and posted a 3–1–2 record; he made his only coaching debut on September 28, 1918. He would go on to coach the Irish for the next 13 years, winning five Rose Bowls and producing such players as George Gipp and George Horsemen. He died of a heart attack on November 28, 1921. He was buried in Southport, Indiana, on November 30, 1922. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their three children. The Fighting Irish have won a total of 12 national championships in football, the most recent being the 2007-08 season when they won the national championship with a victory over Ohio State. The current Fighting Irish coach is Brian Kelly, who took over in 2011. The football team plays five games a year against opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) The team will compete as an ACC member for the 2020 FBS season. Notre Dame home games have been televised by NBC since 1991, and they are scheduled to air on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. ET.