The Longhorns’ offseason just got a little longer, but thankfully, only by a day. The Texas-Notre Dame season opener has been moved to Sunday, September 4th.
In statement, Texas AD Mike Perrin says, “We discussed it quite a bit and took into account all of the factors in making the decision.”
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) April 8, 2016
It is not a bad idea to move the game to Sunday. With games like Oklahoma vs Houston, LSU vs Wisconsin, Clemson at Auburn, UCLA at Texas A&M and more, pushing Texas-Notre Dame game back a day allows it to be the feature game on a Sunday with no NFL games to compete with.
“Having worked in both programs, I have a deep appreciation of the great football pride, tradition and passion at Texas and Notre Dame,” Texas coach Charlie Strong said in a statement.
“This is a game we’re obviously very excited about and really looking forward to. I think moving it to Sunday with no NFL games when it can really be in the spotlight will make it that much more special.”
Let’s just hope the game is a little more competitive this year.