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Old 06-11-2021, 11:13 AM
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Default Sources tell TCI, new playoff could lead Notre Dame to joining ACC

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Old 06-11-2021, 11:32 AM
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I think based on their success this past year and the change that appears to be coming, they will realized the benefit. If not, they will die a slow death.
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:13 PM
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OK, say ND does join the ACC; which school then becomes the 16th team in the ACC? Two part question:
1 - Who would you like?
2 - Who do you think is selected?
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:58 PM
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Nope, ain't gonna happen. On WCCP on The Press Box, Ben nailed why ND will stay independent; around 10 am today.

Conference teams will play for a Conference Championship game and play at a neutral site, then the top 4 ranked Conference champions will get a bye for the CFP. Sounds great, right. Well.

ND who regularly is in the top 10 as an independent will not play a conference championship game at a neutral site, but more than likely will end up playing their extra CFP football game in South Bend. This will bring in a HUGE wave of cash for the school and city, more TV/press notoriety, give them a HOME CROWD, and the ability to play a lower ranked team than one the top 4 conference champions.
ND wins finically, great press attention, makes their fanbase super happy with an extra home game, and very likely get to play one of the top 4 teams too.

ND has shown us for decades, they really don't care about Conference Championships.

Think about it, would you rather have a chance to play an extra game at Clemson Memorial Stadium or at neutral site like BoA Stadium in Charlotte? Me, lets play in Clemson.
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:29 PM
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OK, say ND does join the ACC; which school then becomes the 16th team in the ACC? Two part question:
1 - Who would you like?
2 - Who do you think is selected?
Cincinnati for a number of reasons. They provide a geographical location fit for potential conference rivals Louisville and Notre Dame. They have quality programs in the revenue sports that matter (Football and Men's Basketball). Gives ACC schools more access to the state of Ohio for recruiting, especially offensive linemen. And my personal favorite, raising Cincinnati into a Power 5 conference puts a second Power 5 school in the state of Ohio, which can only diminish Ohio State which I am all for in every way.
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:01 PM
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Cincinnati does seem to make sense. I would guess they have a better academic reputation than others like Memphis and West Virginia. Only drawback is again itís a college in a pro sports city. Not sure thatís really helped draw attention for the ACC in the other places like Pitt, Boston, Miami, and Atlanta.
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:17 PM
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Another thing to consider. Notre Dame’s NBC contract goes thru the 2025 season. They are in a position (if this playoff starts in ‘23) to see how it works before having to decide on joining a conference. If they like that extra home game then maybe they sign up for another exclusive long term contract and remain independent. Or maybe they say let’s do a 5 yr extension with NBC and kick the conference decision just a little ways down the road. They can afford to be patient.

The ACC on the other hand has an anchor tied around their neck with ESPN. It’s bad now but wait until ESPN takes over for CBS with the SEC football coverage. The ACCN is nothing but a distraction for ESPN, and they will never invest the resources needed to allow it to grow and improve. Commissioner Phillips was left with a real stinker and without ND, Swofford left him with something that’s not going to be an easy fix.
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:18 PM
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Nope, ain't gonna happen. On WCCP on The Press Box, Ben nailed why ND will stay independent; around 10 am today.

Conference teams will play for a Conference Championship game and play at a neutral site, then the top 4 ranked Conference champions will get a bye for the CFP. Sounds great, right. Well.

ND who regularly is in the top 10 as an independent will not play a conference championship game at a neutral site, but more than likely will end up playing their extra CFP football game in South Bend. This will bring in a HUGE wave of cash for the school and city, more TV/press notoriety, give them a HOME CROWD, and the ability to play a lower ranked team than one the top 4 conference champions.
ND wins finically, great press attention, makes their fanbase super happy with an extra home game, and very likely get to play one of the top 4 teams too.

ND has shown us for decades, they really don't care about Conference Championships.

Think about it, would you rather have a chance to play an extra game at Clemson Memorial Stadium or at neutral site like BoA Stadium in Charlotte? Me, lets play in Clemson.

Yep, while basically being removed from the bye process,a one(maybe 2) loss ND will always get in a 12 team Playoff,without having worry about a conference.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:26 PM
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Can we vote? I don't want them in the conference. Let them stay in their little world where they are self-anointed princes of football. Then they can venture out once a year, get humbled, and go back home and make excuses.
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