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Why wouldn't they go ahead and join in football as well? Seems like it's now or never.
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No, it's not, because they will ALWAYS have a landing place for their football team. Or, at least until and unless there are four sixteen-team super-conferences, and that isn't likely to happen.
They make $15 million a year for JUST football television rights right now (which was almost certainly increased in the new NBC deal), can schedule whoever they want, and also have their own deal with their BCS and surely will with the new system. All that for one sport, and then their own other sports cut from the ACC.
That's why they wouldn't join. It would be stupid to do that, they make too much money under their current system.
But I'm sure they ACC would work a deal much like the Big 12 has with Texas. Texas keeps their tier "whatever" monies from their network deal. Regardless the fact is that Notre Dame won't be skipping out on the ACC for the foreseeable future.
right now ND basically has a spot reserved if and when they decide to join a conference. they just went to the nc game playing a so so schedule and barely coming out on top for the majority of the season. It will be a decade or more unless serious expansion forces their hands before nd joins the acc full time. i however would not be surprised to see nd join the big 10 as they fit their blueprint.
I was thinking the same thing when this GOR was announced. Their is a post on the ACC board saying if ND doesnt go all in that the ACC and ESPN have been talking to Texas and Penn State.
Sorry but ND will NEVER join the B1G they don't fit there. They want an eastern league as most of their alums live on east coast. The school itself also fits much more in the ACC. They aren't a huge land grant state school. There is a reason ND has turned down the B1G several times.
Or, cut them loose to make them sign up, in full, with a conference. WTF wants to watch them get smoked in BCS games? The rest of their programs are so/so.
They had the most BE titles during our time there and we were 2nd. How is that so-so?
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