Michigan AD Warde Manuel: No recent talks on Notre Dame series, but interest remains

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Notre Dame and Michigan will meet on the football field again in 2019, but there's still no certainty on when they will reunite after that.

According to Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel, it's not a discussion he's had recently with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick.

"We have talked in the past about wanting to continue, but in the last few months, no, we haven’t talked about it," Manuel told reporters this week at the Big Ten spring meetings, as reported by The Detroit News. "I’ve been working on some other scheduling things and so has he, and so we both have the interest to do it in the future, just not sure when.”

Michigan leads the all-time series with a 24-18-1 advantage, which includes Notre Dame's 2012 NCAA vacated victory. The Irish have won three of the last four matchups on the field between the two programs including last season's 24-17 victory in the season opener at Notre Dame. Michigan, which won the first eight games of the series starting in 1887, will host the Irish on Oct. 26.

Notre Dame has announced complete football schedules through the 2021 season.

The Big Ten will be represented on Notre Dame's schedule by at least one team through 2028 with Michigan in 2019, Wisconsin in 2020 and 2021, Purdue in 2021 and 2024-28 and Ohio State in 2022-2023.

Notre Dame's defense lines up against Michigan's offense during the 24-17 Irish victory in 2018.