1) The same forces that killed the Big East have just gotten a foothold in the ACC. Let Swofford take a turn at having to deal with this manipulative partner. 2) With a $50 million buyout the ACC is kind of locked down. If someone wants to expand we’ve become option 1, 2 or 3. 3) The basketball schools just lost any leverage they had left. 4) IF the Irish give up their independence, and IF they stay in the ACC, we’re likely to be given a shot to even out the football schedule. 5) With ND out of the picture (theoretically), UConn, Rutgers move up an notch as potential Big 10 candidates. That’s all I’ve got. I admit it’s speculative (some might say wishful), at best. Anyone got anything better?