Notre Dame’s agreement to play five ACC football teams per season has them hosting Louisville in 2014. According to Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich, the Cardinals are set to host the Fighting Irish in 2017 and will return to South Bend in 2020.
Speaking with reporters at a Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, Jurich said that it looks like they will play Notre Dame “every three years.”
Back in April, the ACC announced Notre Dame’s opponents for the 2014-16 seasons. The Irish will play all 14 ACC members during that span and will play Syracuse twice.
Since there are only 14 ACC teams, Notre Dame will have to play one member twice during each three-year span. It’s not yet known if that will be Syracuse each time. The Orange were already slated for games against the Irish at MetLife Stadium in 2014 and 2016, so those games were kept on the schedule.
Jurich also told The Courier-Journal that Louisville had previously agreed to a three-game series with Notre Dame for 2007 through 2009. The two schools were to meet home-and-home and once at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The series never happened though.
“It had to be passed by their coach, and their coach vetoed it,” Jurich said. “It was in his contract he was able to do that. It was Charlie Weis. That’s understandable. The coaches want to play the teams they pick and choose. We were on a great high at that time.”