ANN ARBOR — The Michigan football team will face Notre Dame in a night game on Sept. 6, the final meeting between the two programs for the foreseeable future. The game time was announced on Thursday.
Notre Dame will host the Wolverines at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Stadium.
Michigan opens spring practices on Tuesday and opens on Aug. 30 at Michigan Stadium against Appalachian State.
STAFF CHANGES: Brady Hoke has shuffled his defensive staff in preparation for the upcoming season.
The personnel remain the same but have different responsibilities. Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison will work with the linebackers. Roy Manning moves from coaching the outside linebackers to coaching the cornerbacks. Mark Smith will coach the defensive line after coaching the inside linebackers last season. Curt Mallory will coach the safeties after coaching the defensive backs last season.
There will be no changes to Hoke’s offensive staff.
GENEROUS GIFT: Michigan announced that a gift of $10 million has been given to endow the athletic department and the football program. Notably, the head coaching position will now be formally known as the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach.
J. Ira Harris, a 1959 Michigan graduate, is the chair of the financial consulting firm, J.I. Harris & Associates. Nicki Harris is the president of several family foundations.