NEW YORK -- The New Era Pinstripe Bowl introduced its 2013 matchup between Notre Dame and Rutgers Tuesday morning in a press conference at Yankee Stadium. Highlighted by coaches Kyle Flood and Brian Kelly, Rutgers and Notre Dame both discussed the excitement of Christmas football in New York.
For Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood, the Pinstripe Bowl means coaching in his hometown in his second year in charge of the program.
For Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, it is the return to a stadium that hosted a successful Fighting Irish showing against Army. With regional ties for both coaches and the chance to play in New York during the holiday season, both coaches and athletic directors offered enthusiastic remarks at the introductory press conference.