Mark Dantonio has faced Notre Dame eight times in his 11 seasons as head coach at Michigan State and this matchup against the Fighting Irish may be his last chance to hold a winning record against the storied program.
The Spartans are 4-4 against the Irish in those meetings, and won't see each other again until 2026, when Dantonio would be 70 years old.
"I did give that a little thought, don't count me out though," Dantonio joked during his press conference Tuesday.
In a rivalry that saw some stunning upsets, on both sides, as well as the famed "Little Giants" fake field goal play that won the game in 2010 but sent Dantonio to the hospital with a heart attack afterward, Dantonio knows to expect the unexpected.
Dantonio shares his thoughts on the rivalry with Action Sports reporter Justin Rose in their weekyl one on one conversation.