How big of a rivalry is Michigan vs. Notre Dame?
“Huge,” Brady Quinn told Maize n Brew. “In so many different ways, because they’re both two midwest schools, two solid academic institutions, and the type of football they traditionally play is a physical brand of football.”
Quinn has echoed why many fans find this to be among the best rivalries in all of college football, saying “You could go so far as to say bad blood based on the history of the two schools.”
The former Notre Dame quarterback and current Fox Sports analyst thinks highly of Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson. “Patterson is one of the most talented pure passers in the country, I really do think he has the ability throwing the football to be the best quarterback that coach Harbaugh has had since he got to Michigan.”
While Quinn likes the skill-set of Patterson, he likes what Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush brings to the table just as much. “He can make all the throws, he’s got a very, very strong arm, there’s never going to be a wow throw that surprises me because I think I’ve seen him do it over the course of his playing time last year.”
Wimbush is a big time scrambler, rushing for over 800 yards in 2017. “He’s got some athleticism too, that could be huge in this game versus Michigan just because of how good their defense, how good the potential of their pass rush could be with guys like Rashan Gary. You think of the type of studs they have up front, Chase Winovich, he’s (Wimbush) is gonna have to be mobile, he’s gonna have to move around.”
Michigan and Notre Dame will play in South Bend, Indiana on September 1st.