Notre Dame to face Miami, Michigan returns to bowl
Notre Dame and Miami are renewing their rivalry earlier than expected, and Michigan is playing on New Year's Day again.
The following day, Michigan will play its first postseason game under embattled coach Rich Rodriguez. The Wolverines face No. 21 Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl.
In another SEC-Big Ten matchup, Florida will face Penn State in the Outback Bowl.
Notre Dame and Miami will play each other for the 24th time. They already planned to resume their spirited regular-season series beginning in 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago.