The next "Holy War" game is billed for 2015, with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbick set to unveil the 2014-16 schedules Friday morning.
The talks between the schools and the Fenway Sports Group have been ongoing for a few years, the Globe reported, while Boston Red Sox chief operating officer Sam Kennedy declined comment on the possibility of a forthcoming agreement.
This would be the first major college football game at the legendary ballpark, according to the Globe. Fenway also has hosted New England Patriots games and hockey games, among other events, with Boston College facing off with Boston University in the Frozen Fenway outdoor college hockey game in January 2010.
Notre Dame leads Boston College 13-9 in the series, which dates to 1975.
ESPN.com's Matt Fortuna contributed to this report.
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Nelson is expected to hear back from the NCAA on the review sometime in January.
Nelson was having a career season before it was cut short after suffering a torn pectoral muscle against TCU on Oct. 5. Nelson, a defensive captain who finished with 27 tackles, had returned an interception for a touchdown against Notre Dame the week before.
Nelson initially applied to the Big 12 for a medical redshirt, but was denied. He then appealed to the NCAA's Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement and was denied again.
The review of his appeal is Nelson's final recourse.
Typically, a player can't have played in more than three games in a season to qualify for a medical hardship waiver. Nelson was injured in Oklahoma's fifth game.
Todd McShay released his first mock draft this week , listing NFL teams by winning percentage and using some assumptions about early college departures (ahem, Stephon Tuitt) to predict how he thinks the first round will shake out.
Though quarterback-heavy, McShay has three Irish players among the first 32 picks, with Louis Nix at No. 12 (Steelers), Tuitt at No. 16 (Cowboys) and Zack Martin at No. 31 (Broncos). Martin in particular draws some high praise from McShay, who likes the left tackle's versatility and work ethic.
Mel Kiper Jr., meanwhile, released his latest Big Board , which features Tuitt and Nix at Nos. 8 and 11, respectively, praising both of them for their versatility.
Of course, Tuitt needs to declare for the pros before any of this can become possible in May. And he did not sound close to a decision about his future when he met with reporters at Friday's team banquet.
If he does make the jump, however, it will be interesting to see what kind of dent Notre Dame can make in the first round. Alabama and Texas A&M are the only other schools with three players in McShay's mock first round.
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- Bob Diaco did not disappoint Wednesday on the Jim Rome Show.
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The Sept. 13, 2014, matchup is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium. In addition, the in-state rivals have added future matchups as the series will resume in 2020.
"We are excited to bring this great instate rivalry game to Indianapolis next season," Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke said in a statement. "Both schools have great fan and alumni bases there, so it will make for an entertaining evening of college football."
It was also announced Thursday that the Boilermakers will play a home-and-home series with Virginia Tech in 2015 (West Lafayette) and 2023 (Blacksburg, Va.).
The game against Notre Dame was originally slated for South Bend, Ind. Purdue will now have access to "some 10,000 seats -- twice the normal visiting-school allotment," per the release.
The schools made it official on Thursday, announcing that their Sept. 13, 2014, game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It's part of Notre Dame's annual Shamrock Series. The Irish will be the home team, and kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
It's the first time since 1984 that the Purdue-Notre Dame game has been played off campus, as the teams met that year in the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis.
After next year's game, Purdue and Notre Dame won't meet until the 2020 season at Purdue. The teams will play in 2021 (at Notre Dame), 2024 (at Purdue), 2025 (at Notre Dame) and 2026 (neutral site). Athletic directors Morgan Burke (Purdue) and Jack Swarbrick (Notre Dame) are exploring dates beyond 2026.
Purdue and Notre Dame have met every year since 1946.
"Jack and I tried everything we could to keep the series going without interruption," Burke said in a prepared statement. "But between the Big Ten going to a nine-game schedule and Notre Dame’s affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, it just didn't work out. The series is important to both schools, and we are pleased that we are able to extend it through 2026."
Burke really wanted to keep Notre Dame on Purdue's schedule every year, as the Irish bring tremendous exposure for the Boilers. But it just wasn't realistic with Notre Dame's ACC move.
The good news is Purdue can explore other scheduling opportunities such as Virginia Tech and Missouri.
The team announced Wednesday that it will play a home-and-home against Virginia Tech, hosting the Hokies in 2015 and visiting Blacksburg, Va., in 2023. The teams have never met.
Purdue also is in the process of finalizing a home-and-home against Missouri. The Boilers will visit Missouri on Sept. 16, 2017, and host the Tigers on Sept. 15, 2018. The teams last met in 1980, and Purdue holds a 6-2 edge in the all-time series.
Purdue also has moved a home game against Eastern Kentucky from 2017 to 2016, and its 2016 home game against Cincinnati has been moved back a week to Sept. 10.
The Boilers' non-league schedules for 2014, 2015 and 2016 are now complete.
What's not is that Michigan has responded by adding some beef to its non-league schedule.
The school on Thursday announced it will play Florida in the 2017 season opener at the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. Michigan will make its second appearance in the game after facing Alabama in the 2012 opener. The teams will play Sept. 2, 2017, at AT&T Stadium.
Michigan twice has played Florida in bowl games, most recently in the 2008 Capital One Bowl, Lloyd Carr's final game as Wolverines coach. Florida will venture out of the Sunshine State to play a non-conference game for the first time since 1991 (!).
"This is a great way to reach our fan base in the South and to continue to expand our recruiting efforts in the state of Texas," Michigan coach Brady Hoke said in a prepared statement. "Our goal is to have as many Michigan fans at the game as possible. Florida has been one of college football's best programs over the past 20 years, and we are excited to face the Gators in a regular season football game for the first time ever."
All good points from Hoke, especially the one about recruiting in the fertile state of Texas. Florida was a mess this past season but should once again be among the nation's elite by 2017. There are too many resources in Gainesville for the program not to be great again.
This is the type of game that can help Michigan in its quest to make the College Football Playoff, which is the program's ultimate goal, Brandon told me this spring. Then ask yourself: How often have recent wins against Notre Dame really helped Michigan? Games against Notre Dame typically have a lose-lose feel for Big Ten teams. Beat the Irish, and the national spin is that Notre Dame is down. Lose to the Irish, and you might be out of the playoff picture.
Wins against SEC teams matter more, perception wise. That's just the way it is. Michigan has given itself a chance for a big one to open the 2017 campaign.
The Wolverines' 2017 schedule is now complete, with home games against both Cincinnati and Air Force, as well as nine Big Ten contests, including home games against rivals Ohio State and Michigan State, and road tests against both Wisconsin and Penn State.
That's the type of schedule that should impress the Playoff selection committee.
Some Michigan fans undoubtedly would prefer a home-and-home against Florida, but looking at the Gators' reluctance to go anywhere for non-league games, that possibility seemed slim. Although Michigan's last trip to Jerry World didn't go well, the opportunity to play on the national stage against a marquee team is extremely valuable.
"We have a lot of work to do to regain our footing in terms of playing competition that's going to be attractive to our fans, help us build our programs and help us compete at the national level," Brandon told me in May. "I'm a big believer that we should be strengthening our schedule and working hard to go out and fill those nonconference positions with the kinds of programs that are going to excite our fans, bring a lot of attention to us as we are broadcast on television and ultimately put in a position where we're going to have better football programs."
From a local/regional perspective, the end of the Michigan-Notre Dame series is a bummer. But it opened up different doors for Michigan, and the Wolverines walked through one Thursday.
FPI is a predictive measure of team strength that uses the elements of team offensive, defensive and special-teams performance (adjusted for opponent) that correlate most with future results.
We can use each team’s FPI and the site of the game (all bowl games are treated as neutral) to calculate the expected point differential in a matchup and the percentage chance of each team winning.
In prior years, FPI has done reasonably well in projecting bowl winners (taking the team with the higher chance as the “winner”), getting about 65 percent of games right since 2004.
There have been some lean years in the past, but FPI has been quite good in the three most recent bowl seasons, accurately projecting 70 percent of winners in those games.
FPI takes into account only a team’s on-field performance to date in the given season. It doesn’t explicitly take into account players who are out with injuries or for other reasons, coaching movement before the bowls or differing levels of motivation that are sometimes thought to exist in bowl games.
In the 2013 regular season, starting with games on Sept. 26, FPI accurately projected 74 percent of winners.
FPI believes there to be a very clear favorite (80 percent or more to win) in four of the five BCS matchups, with Ohio State and Clemson as the most evenly matched BCS opponents.
The projections for all 35 bowl games this season are below. A couple of things that stand out:
The two most-lopsided matchups, according to FPI, involve a Pac-12 team facing a Big 12 opponent from Texas. FPI has Oregon as 91 percent likely to defeat Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl and Arizona State as 91 percent likely to beat Texas Tech in the National University Holiday Bowl.
The most-even matchup, according to FPI, is Kansas State versus Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, with the teams separated by a little more than a point in FPI (the Wildcats are 53 percent favorites). The closest “high-profile” bowl game is the AT&T Cotton Bowl between Oklahoma State and Missouri, with the Cowboys 54 percent likely to win, according to FPI.
The Vizio BCS National Championship is the only bowl game with both teams ranked in the top 10 in FPI. Three other games involve two FPI top-20 teams: Wisconsin-South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl; Oklahoma State-Missouri in the Cotton Bowl and Ohio State-Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl.
ESPN.com chatted with Diaco on Wednesday to see how he plans to attack his new gig, along with what he will take from his time in South Bend, Ind.
Bob Diaco: It sounds great. It's an absolute honor, and I'm so excited. The distinctions of the university, and the DNA of the university. And the distinctions of the Northeast corridor, and the DNA of the Northeast corridor are in lockstep with my own DNA and what I believe the program needs to do to win. So it resonates awesome. It feels great wearing it. Absolutely.
What was your first order of business when you got started on Monday?
BD: Priority 1 was to meet with the staff that was already here -- logistically, as it relates to the state of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut, UConn, and the logistics of a portion of the business that I wasn't even here for. I wanted to meet with those guys to see, moving forward, if we were going to add them to our new plans. I'm not someone who just changes to change. I have a massive amount of respect for the coaching staff that preceded me. I know those guys. I know a little bit of their football IQ, and they are awesome coaches. So there's probably a lot of things that if I just came in to dismiss, I'd be probably missing the boat on all the great things that could be done around here. So I'm just trying to analyze all the systems and meet with staffers.
I was going to follow-up on that a little bit. How do you begin to fill out your staff? What's the process with that?
BD: I think that the barometer is to add people to the organization that fit with my ideologies. I'm going to drive this bus the way that I see it should be driven, and I anticipate and have an expectations for success. And if that happens, great. If it doesn't, I'm going to do it the way that I see that it [needs] to be done. So knowing that already, I need to add people that that fits with. And the people need to be, in their DNA and what they want, they need to have the players first, be great teachers and communicators, good people and loyal and trustworthy people. So that's what we're looking for. Those are the qualities we're looking for.
This is a program that has had no shortage of defensive success in recent years, but offensively it's had some real struggles. Especially you as a defensive coordinator, what's your approach to fixing that?
BD: I believe that we need to put the players in the best positions for success. We need to have a real plan in the acquisition of talent that suit our systems. Not just try to collect players, but collect and acquire players [who] represent our ideologies, and then also the jobs that we're going to ask them to do. And there's a lot of work to do in those areas. A lot of work to do.
Your introductory press conference got great reviews. From your standpoint, you probably weren't working on much sleep, but how did you feel going into it, and what kind of reception did you receive personally after?
BD: Going in, whether it be myself, or my wife Julia, or my brother Frankie, just talking to me and just reminding me, and me reminding myself, to just speak from the heart as it relates to what I believe. And that's it. If it plays, it plays. If it doesn't, it doesn't. It played, and that is an indication of this incredible fit. I didn't prepare anything that I thought that UConn Husky Nation would want to hear. I just prepared the things that I thought. I just said the things that I thought. I answered the questions based on what I thought should be the case. So it just speaks to me, this is absolutely the right place for me and my family. The reception has been wonderful. The reception's been fantastic. I feel so welcomed and warm, and the people have just been incredible, not only on campus but off campus.
Notre Dame players spoke fondly of you meeting with them on Thursday after you had taken the UConn job. How important was it for you to address those guys one final time?
BD: It was incredibly important for me. What happens is -- and I'm trying to do same thing here with these guys -- when you've sat in all the chairs and you get to sit in a different chair, I sat in the chair as a player, I sat in the chair as an assistant coach, I sat in the chair as a unit leader, and now I'm sitting in the chair of the head coach. And for me to not address the ways that I felt through all those different phases of my life when something like this happens, is just foolish. I don't want to become something else now that I'm in a different chair. So I wanted to be gracious and communicate and do things. Begin with class and character and integrity, and end with class and character and integrity. I don't want to slip way in the darkness of the night. I box my office up in the middle of the day. I was sure to see everyone I possibly could and thank them for the opportunity to serve. And then I wanted to tell those players how much I loved them and what I had hoped for them in the future.
You had the title of assistant head coach these last two seasons at Notre Dame. What did you learn during that time about running a program?
BD: A good amount, and that's all because of Coach [Brian] Kelly. He was just fantastic. Communicating with me about the intricacies of the program -- from the recruiting piece, to dining, to academics, to admissions and then services and discipline, and just practice structure, practice phase times of the year, discretionary periods. We would have a lot of conversations about all that stuff. I'm not sitting here and everything's coming at me in Japanese. I don't have all the answers, and I'm getting hit with stuff each day, questions that I haven't had to answer. But I've heard the vernacular before, and I'm just working off what I think should be done, and what I've observed. I've had a chance to observe at Notre Dame in great detail, because of the access Coach Kelly gave me.
You're a Jersey guy. How important is it to make a dent in that state's recruiting.
BD: I would say just the whole Northeast. There's not any particular state. I think there's a lot of players in New York, I think there's a lot of players in Jersey. Massachusetts and Connecticut are great areas that have great players that are a fit for UConn. Eastern PA, you can dip down and definitely spot Delaware, check out Baltimore, into DC and Northern Virginia. And by the time you get done with all that, you should be able to have a nice full board of players [who] are interested in Husky football and UConn.
BD: I think it's a spectacular place, as it relates to one of the top-20 public universities in the country. It's got a large student body that is kind of in this really cool little community here in the valleys of Connecticut — 75 percent of the students live on campus so you've got this great school spirit. It's an intense science, technology, engineering and mathematics university, where you can really make an impact with young people in the country [who] are interested in those areas and playing great football. I'm excited about the league. I'm excited about the American [Athletic] Conference and where it's going. And I'm excited about the teams in the American Conference and how competitive they are. So those are all areas that I'm very excited about.
You had said that you were out of a job before Brian Kelly hired you at Grand Valley. What kind of influence has he been on your career?
“CHUCK MARTIN: Once again, we got to work with some pretty good players. That's the starting point. We're different in a lot of, lot of ways. People that know us know we're pretty different people. But we're similar in a lot of ways when it comes to football, as far as competitiveness and confidence, and then obviously he's been running a program for, not the longest tenure in college, but he's been in charge for a long, long time and just being around him on a daily basis, it's just organizationally, and I always tell people he's the best off-the-field head coach in America. There's so many things that he gets done for the players in this program to make their lives more efficient, to make their lives more enjoyable, that you're always learning those things. That kind of stuff is obviously what I'll move forward with.
Everyone knows I'm a lifelong Notre Dame fan, and that's the only place I ever really wanted to coach, so obviously it's a very difficult decision to not stay there. But for me, for my family, for my career, this was the best move to put me in a position to get to where I want to go at the end of the day.” New Miami (Ohio) coach Chuck Martin
Did you learn even more these last two years, just being on the offensive side of the ball with him and calling the plays and whatnot?
CM: Yeah, I would say more big-picture stuff, too. That's always where I was looking to him, as far as how is he handing certain situations, how is he improving the whole organization, how is he getting things done for the football program, how is he getting things done for our players that gives us a better chance for success. There's only so many ways to run routes and throw, sometimes that can be a little bit overblown. This, that and the other thing. But definitely the big-picture stuff is where you get the most value.
When news of your departure from Notre Dame broke, there were a lot of positive comments from the players -- congrats and whatnot -- on the new gig. What are you going to miss most about that group that you worked with these past couple of years?
CM: These were incredible kids. Obviously they are so much more than football players at Notre Dame. And that's why Notre Dame has so much pride in its student-athletes, because they're truly student-athletes. We watched what they'd go through on a daily grind. It's so impressive. They're awesome kids from awesome families. Whenever you leave a job, you'll miss the school, you miss the people, in particular you miss the players. And they move on and graduate, too. But those are the things that you miss the most — the interaction with the people you work with, and the interaction with the kids you coach. Everyone knows I'm a lifelong Notre Dame fan, and that's the only place I ever really wanted to coach, so obviously it's a very difficult decision to not stay there. But for me, for my family, for my career, this was the best move to put me in a position to get to where I want to go at the end of the day.
The day you took the Miami job, news broke that Everett Golson was going to be re-admitted to Notre Dame. I'm just curious about what your relationship with him has been like and what kind of impression he left on you with the way he was able to recover these last couple of months and do what he needed to do to get back on track?
CM: Just very proud of him. He's my guy, and I enjoyed all my time with him when he was there. I even enjoyed my time with him when he was a little bit afar. I'm just proud of how he's grown over the last few years, and he's an awesome kid with an awesome heart, and just figuring his way. He's already done so many special things at Notre Dame, and I know he's going to do a bunch more special things in his last couple of years. But very proud of how he handled it, and how he really started to take a situation that certainly could be a negative and turned it into a positive. And that's what you're always looking for kids to do. Kids don't hit a home run with every decision they make, and when they make bad decisions and they improve from these decisions that's when you know they're really turning into the type of person that they're capable of being.
There are reports of some guys from there possibly playing their fifth years with you. Can you speak to that yet?
CM: I don't know that any of them are really spending a ton of time with that now. I think they've got finals right now and then they've got a bowl game to play. And if down the road they decide that that's something they want to do, obviously if they choose to move on from Notre Dame, I would obviously be interested. But on the other hand, they're just kind of handling their business and finishing their semester and finishing their season. We'll kind of see where that takes us in the future.
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ESPN.com caught up with Martin on Monday night. Here is Part I of that conversation.
What have these last two weeks been like for you? I imagine little sleep, a lot of traveling and a lot of meeting with new faces.
Chuck Martin: Yeah, it's been crazy, and obviously there's a lot of things to get up and running, and hiring a staff, and trying to get going in recruiting, and trying to figure out the lay of the land of the place you just got hired. So yeah, it's been good, but like anytime you change jobs it's a little bit of a whirlwind. But you get going and you work as many hours as you can every day, try to get as much stuff you can get done, knowing that you'd like to get more done but it's not going to happen. So you just keep plugging away and keep grinding.
Did you find a house out there yet? How's the living situation going on with the family and everything?
When you first got there and got to meet the players and the personnel, what was your initial impression of what you had to work with?
CM: Well in that case, you never know -- when you don't have as much success as you'd like, there's a lot of different reasons for that. The one thing that I was very, very pleased with was that we have good kids and they like each other. We don't have like a fractured team. There (wasn't) some big issue within the framework of your team, so that's obviously a good starting point. If you have good kids that like each other and they have some resemblance of a team going in, then it's something you can build on and start. And again, for me, we didn't get into a whole lot of what's good, what's bad, what's been done great, what's been done not-so-great. It was just kind of, we're going to put in our own systems, from offseason strength and conditioning to how we handle academic stuff, to obviously new systems on offense and defense, and then we're going to start recruiting kids to our system for the future. But in the short term we're going to try to develop the kids we have and just go full-steam ahead. So we don't spend a lot of time trying to figure out good, bad or indifferent or what we have. We just say, hey, this is our team right now and let's start developing the players and let's get better for next fall.
During your introductory press conference you mentioned Ara Parseghian. Have you two touched base since you took the job?
CM: I have not. I was actually, it's funny, I was at Armando's (barber shop) the day I was taking off and Ara was in there the day before and had told Armando that, 'Hey, we've got to get a good coach at Miami of Ohio.' So just the fact that Ara Parseghian was talking about a job that I was getting ready to take was pretty special for me. It kind of makes you pinch yourself and makes you pretty excited. If this place is important to Ara Parseghian and I'm the one in charge of getting it turned back around, that's pretty awesome.
How have you or will you go about filling out your staff?
CM: We got some guys on board. I think they're releasing them (Tuesday) or (Monday night) at some time. We've got about four or five guys hired and we're in the process of filling our last three or four spots, so we're plugging away. It's something you want to get it working but also, it's like a giant puzzle -- got to get the pieces to fit right. You want to make sure that everybody can complement one another. And some guys hopefully bring some attributes to the table that other guys don't have. So as you start to fill in and then you get to those last couple spots, you might be looking for some key things you don't have yet on the staff to try to fill those keys. But it's a fun process, you'd like it go very quickly, but also you're here for the long term and you want to get the right people to build it the right way.
Your coaching career has been anything but conventional, especially at Notre Dame, moving from safeties coach to offensive coordinator. How do you think having your feet in all of these different spots at all of these different programs is going to help you in running your own program?
CM: Yeah. It started back when I took over for Coach (Brian) Kelly at Grand Valley. Spent 12 years on defense and only coached on defense and I moved to offense then with these days in mind. I'm only 45; I'm hoping I coach a lot longer. My plan back then, it wasn't by accident that I moved to offense. I had a plan that I was going to be a head coach, hopefully for a long time, and that to know both sides of the ball and have true experience on both sides of the ball and not just be a one-dimensional head coach would not only benefit me in running an organization, but also benefit me when I get a job where I can probably add just as much to one side as you can to the other. So obviously going to Notre Dame and having the experience of going as a defense guy and then flipping to offense halfway through, that's why I was excited about the opportunity. You keep growing and learning in college football; you never stop learning. You've got to stay up with all the new wrinkles every day. When you have the experience of bouncing back and forth like I had, you kind of take turns with what everybody's doing, and now I feel obviously that will super benefit me when I get here.
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Notre Dame Class Jumps Into Top 10
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