- Aug 27, 2011
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I am trying to get a handle on why Notre Dame would want to join any conference in football. As an independent they can get into the BCS playoff? They have it perfect. They can pick and choose their schedule playing big name schools from all of the conferences, as an independent. It makes no sense that they would join any conference in football for any reason. How long would their TV contract hold up if they had to play a conference schedule? Their money is dictated and guaranteed by their independence. So the question is what conference wants them for all but football sports? It seems like they only care about football and wherever the best place they can land for hoop without jeopardizing football is Ok with them. I don't see the ACC or the Big 10 giving them the same deal as the BE without the football, because those conferences are now strong enough to not make a special case for them. They are separate and "special" in football, and they are going to stay that way. Any plan that has them changing is a non starter for them.