Notre Dame football’s historic 2020 season will be chronicled with Notre Dame Football: A Year in the ACC, the story of the Fighting Irish’s unprecedented season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The one-hour documentary will air exclusively on ACC Network (ACCN), the 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, on Monday, May 3, at 8 p.m. ET.

  • For more than 130 years, Notre Dame football has operated as an independent. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the schedule uncertainties that ensued, the ACC presented an opportunity for the Fighting Irish to play a full 10-game conference schedule – with eligibility to compete in the ACC Football Championship Game for the 2020 season.
  • Notre Dame Football: A Year in the ACC will feature:
    • Interviews with head coach Brian Kelly, quarterback Ian Book, linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, and many more;
    • Defensive lineman and team captain Daelin Hayes’ impact as a team leader on and off the field
    • Behind the scenes access surrounding the Fighting Irish’s regular-season game against Clemson
    • An inside look at how the historic collaboration between the Notre Dame football program and the ACC became a reality in 2020.
  • Notre Dame finished the season 10-2 overall, including 9-0 in the ACC, played in the ACC Football Championship Game and earned a berth in the College Football Playoff Semifinals, giving the ACC two teams in the Playoff along with Clemson.
  • The Fighting Irish also collected multiple ACC individual awards, including Brian Kelly (ACC Coach of the Year), Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (ACC Defensive Player of the Year), Kyren Williams (ACC Offensive and Overall Rookie of the Year), and Liam Eichenberg (Jacob’s Blocking Trophy).