Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly: We want an SEC team on our schedule

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All conferences around college football love to hate Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish is a part of college football lore, and teams love playing them…and they love beating them.

It was reported in early April that Georgia and Notre Dame were working to finalize a home-and-home series, and Georgia AD Greg McGarity acknowledged there had been talks about the game. But he added it was in no way a done deal.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly joined Bruce Feldman’s new podcast to talk college football. Feldman specifically asked him about playing the SEC and ‘mention of Georgia’ and whether or not he’d push to play a game against the league, and Kelly said he and Irish AD Jack Swarbrick want to make it happen.

“No I don’t think that that’s something that’s too hard. I think one of our wishes, Jack (Swarbrick, Notre Dame AD) and I, is that we want to get an SEC team on our schedule,” Kelly said. “The discussions have been to include an SEC opponent, and we want one that we feel makes sense, that has a very good geographical draw for us in the SEC.

“If you look around we’re in Florida already with Florida State, so I think you can probably figure out pretty easily what SEC (team) would be the best draw for us as it relates to recruiting and an alumni base.”

Kelly reiterates his stance on playing Georgia, and it seems both parties are working out the details.

Alabama was the last SEC team to face Notre Dame and embarrassed the Irish 42-14 in the 2013 BCS National Championship game. Tennessee was the last SEC team to play Notre Dame during the 2005 regular season and lost 41-21.

[H/T @FBSchedules]

Photo Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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