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Notre Dame in the ACC?

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08:21 AM ET 09.20 | Football independence may be first in the hearts and minds of Notre Dame and its faithful, but times certainly are a' changin' around the Irish. If I'm Notre Dame today I'm on the phone to Atlantic Coast Conference headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. because tomorrow may be too late. If I'm Notre Dame today, and I see the Big East in mid-implosion, see that the ACC has essentially left a spot for me (temporarily) and see the long-term demographic trends for the Midwest, I'm spending the afternoon having a long, soul-searching look in the independence mirror. And then I'm starting negotiations to join the ACC, not the Big Ten. ... "Obviously they are the most attractive option out there," one ACC athletic director told Yahoo! Sports on Monday.

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September 20, 2011  08:33 AM ET

For us old traditionalists, all this conference realignment stuff sux!

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September 20, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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All of this is going to hurt the fans the worst, making it impossible to go to the away games. Maybe if their gate receipts drop then they will figure out, what have we done!!!!

Honestly though, every current conference has big travel in it already. Do Kentucky fans travel to LSU now? Or ASU fans to WSU? ND fans already had to go everywhere anyway, so for them any conference is pretty much a wash.

September 20, 2011  08:53 AM ET

If we're going to end up with 16 team superconferences, they might as well invite ND to the B1G, ISU, KU and <gulp> (threw up in my mouth) KSU or Mizzou.

September 20, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Morning Deep Creek. Yes it does!!!! Leave it alone!!!!<they won't, they be looking for the cash, greed>

Mornin' 0-6. Hope today finds you doing better. Been thinking about you.

Agree, the almighty dollar has taken over completely. This is what the result of that is.

September 20, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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If we're going to end up with 16 team superconferences, they might as well invite ND to the B1G, ISU, KU and <gulp> (threw up in my mouth) KSU or Mizzou.

We're all having to gag in order to swallow some of this <hit.

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September 20, 2011  09:08 AM ET

Accept for the sub division schools, get rid of ALL conferences, create regional divisions and implement a ....cough.....playoff system.

LMAO I know right????

September 20, 2011  09:09 AM ET

*except

September 20, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Thanks, really really tired, chest is tight as a drum, really tired all the time.

Hang in there. I need you to keep these unruly children in line.

September 20, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Accept for the sub division schools, get rid of ALL conferences, create regional divisions and implement a ....cough.....playoff system.LMAO I know right????

Way too logical for the idiots to do it.

September 20, 2011  09:12 AM ET

If you guys can't decide on a conference..then NO ONE gets a conference!

Signed,

Someone's Mom

September 20, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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Way too logical for the idiots to do it.

I know....I came close to stopping in mid sentence as I realized that.

I cant think of another time when college football was in such chaos

September 20, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Barry Switzer think you guys need to clean up your act!!!!

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September 20, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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Yapp isn't this all so crazy, so full of greed, nothing good to come of it.

No, they are in a hurry to ruin the greatest sport

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