Jim Harbaugh played in two Michigan vs. Notre Dame games as a Wolverine, winning in 1985 and 1986.

Now he's back as Michigan coach, but the rivalry is beginning an indefinite hiatus.

He said Tuesday he would be open to resuming it.

"I would have a conversation with Coach [Brian] Kelly about it," he said on the Big Ten teleconference. "But I would be open to it, yes."

The idea began last week, when Kelly went on the Rich Eisen Show and said he believes it will happen. Though he said he's not directly involved in any talks, he gets the feeling a resumption is possible.

Harbaugh didn't want to fully endorse it, though, saying he'd like to deal privately.

The series, which resumed in 1978 after two games in the previous 70 years, became an early season hallmark of college football over 36 years. But Notre Dame chose to end the rivalry after the 2014 game, exercising an out clause in the deal. Notre Dame cited its increasingly difficult scheduling upon agreeing to play five ACC games per season.

Blind long-snapper practices with USC

Jake Olson, a blind long-snapper, practiced with USC for the first time Tuesday and impressed coaches and teammates with his work ethic and ability.

"He did a good job," coach Steve Sarkisian said. "I'm proud of the work that he put in."

Olson, a freshman walk-on, was not made available to reporters but told the school's website: "It was a surreal feeling being out there at practice. … I'm excited to help this team in any way I can."


•Rutgers star receiver Leonte Carroo slammed a woman with whom he had been romantically involved into the concrete outside the football training center Saturday night, according to a complaint filed in Piscataway, N.J., municipal court and obtained by the (Hackensack, N.J.) Record.

He is accused of "picking her up and slamming her down on a concrete surface, injuring her left hip, both palms, left elbow and left side of the head," according to the complaint.

Carroo was charged with domestic violence and a disorderly persons' offense and released on $1,000 bail, according to the complaint. He has been suspended from the team.

•Oregon coach Mark Helfrich wouldn't comment on a report that quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has a broken right index finger. CSNNW.com cited multiple sources in revealing that Adams' finger was broken.

•Wisconsin running back Corey Clement (groin) missed practice and is questionable for Saturday's game against Troy. "Who knows, maybe this week or the Big Ten opener [vs. Iowa on Oct. 3],'' Clement said.

•Princeton offensive lineman Mason Darrow tells Outsports.com he is gay. He is believed to be the only openly gay player in Division I football.