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Irish ready for 'old-fashioned' battle with Miami

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey (68) looks up at the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami (Ohio) in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

It's got all the makings of a Notre Dame-Miami classic!

Notre Dame remains third in the country, according to the latest college football playoff rankings.

But Miami has jumped. The undefeated Hurricanes have vaulted to seventh in the latest playoff rankings.

Those rankings will make Saturday's game feel a lot like a playoff game itself. It should, as the winner will certainly be in the driver’s seat for one of those four coveted spots.

These are the stakes that made ND-Miami games in the late 80's so compelling!

"This week is kind of like -- it's old-fashioned. It's both where these programs should be. It's what college football wants and in some ways it's what it needs. Notre Dame and Miami are two tremendously historic programs. And the rivalry that we share with them is definitely one of a lot of intensity and a lot of fire. And I'm excited to finally be part of what looks to be a pretty classical Notre Dame/Miami football game,” said Mike McGlinchey.

Notre Dame takes on Miami Saturday night. Kick-off is at 8 p.m.

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