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This Monday in Hollywood, Fla., BCS leaders will convene on the future, with Notre Dame vice president and athletics director Jack Swarbrick having a central role. This past Saturday night at the Notre Dame Monogram Club Annual Dinner, Swarbrick had this to say about ongoing BCS talks and conference realignment.
“The goal and priority is to remain independent (in football). What the postseason becomes is the linchpin. There’s still one chapter to come as far as conference realignment and that will come after these BCS discussions. These are an important three and a half days (of meetings) this next week in Florida. (The result) will have a significant impact on us one way or another.”
Personally I would luv to see ND join a conference... preferably ACC... and here comes the stones... please throw softly...
I agree... in everything but football.
If we were forced to id be fine with the acc.
6-Time POTW Winner, 4 time at BGI and 2 at 24/7
I agree, and that includes football. The time has come to join a conference. Not only that, but I feel it would lighten our schedule without making it fluffy like SEC non-conference games because I think we'll maintain relationships with schools like Navy, U$C, and scUM.. That is what needs to be done to get us back to perennial BCS-contention as we as fans expect.
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NDGFL, welcome to 'The Family'. the sig. is spot on1 I live in the Northeast, and have no desire to see Notre Dame toil in the Big East. As a football conference, it sucks. It always seemed to me that geographically the big 10 made the most sense. But over the last several months, some very good arguements have been made for the acc. If ND must join a conference to remain in the BCS, I think the ACC is the only viable option.
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ACC if they have to join a conference
I also agree about the ACC; however, the rumors about Clemson and Florida State joining the Big 12 (along with Notre Dame) would be too good to pass up. The Big 12 would have a presence in Florida, the Carolinas, the Midwest, Texas and Midlands. Fertile recruiting plus Texas aligns very well with Notre Dame's priorities.
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i guess the acc it sucks i like being a independent but times are changing we play well against the acc so we should def. compete year in and year out in that conference.
I agree with you, dpoore, although I think the BCS and conference tie-in model is done, so conference bids are a moot point.
I think the ACC is the best option, and not just for the FB aspect. As others have stated, its a great profile fit for non-revenue sports (and you could see Darby 2x a year; once in FB and again in track )
Unfortunately, I don't see ND joining the ACC; its Big East or bust, and not for the bid. Folks I have talked to via twitter (beat writers and the like) suggest that a reason (not the only reason, but a contributing factor) for ND staying in the Big East is b/c of the large concentration of Catholic Schools (yes, I know they are of different Orders). They seem to think that ND would not like to leave them hanging (some may recall there was a groundswell of support for the Catholic Big East Schools to form their own bball only conference). Their appears to be a sentiment among the Catholic schools to try and stay together.
Just what I have heard...
If we would have to Join, it would be nice to be in the ACC. Since i live in Charlotte NC. It would be sweet. Pretty central location down here
I'm not gonna jump off the bridge if we join a conference. I know all the pros and cons but I would like and wish we able to stay Independant. I know it might not mean the same as it used too but I still think it does.
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2 time POTW winner on some dates I can't remember from 2yrs ago at BNG,
POTW: 1/3/11- 1/9/11, 6/20/11-6/26/11
If we have to join i like the ACC as the best fit also.
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