Brian Kelly can pass Knute Rockne become the winningest coach in Notre Dame history with a victory on Saturday.

That's quite the honor for Kelly, who will get that chance when No. 12 Notre Dame takes on No. 18 Wisconsin at 12 p.m. on Saturday in the Big Noon Kickoff game at Soldier Field. 

Kelly is 105-39 since taking over at Notre Dame in 2010, and he is poised to take over that record in his 12th season with the program. 

How significant of an accomplishment is it? 

Sporting News takes a closer look: 


Who is Knute Rockne? 

Rockne won three national championships from 1918-30. He had a 105-12-5 record in those seasons, and that .881 winning percentage is the highest all time among coaches with at least 100 victories.  

Rockne died in a plane crash on March 31, 1931, but he remains the Irish's most-iconic coach. That mystique was popularized in movies ranging from "Knute Rockne, All-American" starring Ronald Reagan. Sean Astin re-enacted the same speech in "Rudy."