Notre Dame and USC won’t play each other in 2020 for the first time since 1945. There will be more to come on that later Monday as the shock still feels fresh, but for now a former Notre Dame commitment and now USC running back isn’t liking that there won’t be a battle for any jeweled shillelaghs in 2020.
Markese Stepp, a former Notre Dame commitment in the 2018 recruiting class, de-committed from the Irish in favor of USC. The Indianapolis native wasn’t exactly thrilled to hear the news of the rivalry being put on hold over the weekend.
The 6-0, 235 pound running back has lost both games he’s played against Notre Dame to date but was a bit of a thorn in the side of the Irish last year as he ran for a career high 82 yards and a touchdown during Notre Dame’s mid-October win over the Trojans.
Even if he ditched his Notre Dame commitment for the stained ketchup and mustard look of USC, I think all Irish and Trojans fans can find a common ground in feeling the exact same way about the fact this rivalry won’t be played in 2020.
Here’s to hoping we get college football at all this fall.