The first national championship was following the regular season in 1958.
Each team will play a 32-game season, followed by playoffs in August.
He resigned following the 1999 season having compiled a 167-114-126 record.
They followed the 1990 regular season and ended in controversy.
The new league will play a 10-game season, followed by playoffs and a championship game.
Mississippi State, like their opponent, returned to a bowl game for the first time since following the 2007 season.
Notre Dame had two players transfer in following the season.
He retired following the 2004-05 season after spending eight years in the minor leagues.
He retired following the 2008 season to become Toronto's head of scouting.
The team closed following the 2003 season after failing to find a full-time sponsor.