SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he doesn't see Michigan as one of Notre Dame's ``historic, traditional'' rivals.
During his teleconference Sunday, Kelly pointed out there have been a number of years when the Fighting Irish (1-0) and Wolverines (1-0) haven't played. The two schools aren't scheduled to play again after next season because Notre Dame canceled the final three games.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke told a crowd in May that Notre Dame was ``chickening out'' of the series. It won't be the first time there has been a pause in the series. The two schools played only twice from 1910 until 1977.
The 14th-ranked Fighting Irish and 17th-ranked Wolverines play in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday.