Notre Dame releases official 2011, 2012 football schedules

Notre Dame officially released its 2011 and 2012 football schedules Wednesday. And first-year head coach Brian Kelly certainly has his work cut out for him, especially in 2012.

Check out some of the marquee teams — and sites — on the schedule in 2012.

Here are the two slates in their entirety:

(Home games in CAPS.)

2011

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Sept. 3: SOUTH FLORIDA
Sept. 10: at Michigan
Sept. 17: MICHIGAN STATE
Sept. 24: at Pittsburgh
Oct. 1: at Purdue
Oct. 8: AIR FORCE
Oct. 15: Open
Oct. 22: USC
Oct. 29: NAVY
Nov. 5: at Wake Forest
Nov. 12: MARYLAND (Fed Ex Field, Washington D.C.)
Nov. 19: BOSTON COLLEGE
Nov. 26: at Stanford

2012

Sept. 1: Navy (Dublin, Ireland)
Sept. 8: PURDUE
Sept. 15: at Michigan State
Sept. 22: MICHIGAN
Sept. 29: Open
Oct. 6: MIAMI (Soldier Field, Chicago)
Oct. 13: STANFORD
Oct. 20: BYU
Oct. 27: at Oklahoma
Nov. 3: PITTSBURGH
Nov. 10: at Boston College
Nov. 17: WAKE FOREST
Nov. 24: at USC

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