Navy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk ‘Optimistic’ Game Against Notre Dame In Ireland Will Happen

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Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk is trying to remain positive about the team’s upcoming game against Notre Dame.

The Midshipmen are scheduled to play the Fighting Irish on August 29 in Ireland, but the coronavirus pandemic has thrown everything into chaos. Despite that, the man running sports for the Midshipmen is optimistic about the future. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)


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“They still remain very positive over there. We all are. People in Ireland have not given up on the game. We’re still very optimistic on it,” Gladchuk said during an interview with Paul Finebaum.

I’m pumped about being able to get the season underway August 29 when the Midshipmen and Fighting Irish meet, but I fail to see why we can’t just play this game in America.

Does it 100% need to be played in Dublin? I don’t think so. I don’t think so at all. In fact, I’m sure there are plenty of American fans who would like it to happen here.


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We’re in the middle of a pandemic right now! Why would Notre Dame or Navy risk getting on planes and flying to a foreign country?

I’m pretty sure the football fields in America work just fine. Besides, just play the game at Navy or Notre Dame if you have to.

Navy’s football stadium is legit for a program of their size, and it’d be rocking if the Fighting Irish came to town. That has to be a smarter solution, right?


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I just don’t understand why these two programs are okay with hopping onto planes to play in Ireland. It makes no sense to me.

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