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Opinions about Notre Dame and the ACC being a good match have become more trendy of late. However, the emphasis of Notre Dame must negotiate now from a strong position of power is largely an empty suggestion since there is no urgency or immediate incentive for Notre Dame to pursue a move right now if it means relinquishing fb independence.
To urge that Notre Dame should DEMAND this, and also DEMAND that from the ACC, is amusing. So the ACC should "Big Eastize" itself to be ingratiated with Notre Dame?
To have "SEC" in a blog script, and to ever suggest (which was not done) the SEC would do anything similar is absurd; but the ACC is vulnerable enough to bring on Notre Dame and be it's permanent sychophant?
The SEC did not take a similar tact (offering the kitchen sink and all) in discussions with Texas before----rather, they just married her sister (Texas A&M). While Notre Dame may not have a full sister, is it worth it for the ACC to be open to every Notre Dame DEMAND? If the ACC does not have a position of strength beyond luring former all-sports BE schools, then why open oneself to exploitation to the level it compromises the fabric of the conference? Swofford and company are not ignorant enough to take risks to that level and potentially lose some core members just to have some expensive deal to accommodate Notre Dame's association with demands in some fashion.
Example: Notre Dame can independently pick their conference opponents and determine where to play, neutral sites and all? ACC should say, "no thanks, you are offered to be one of us, not above us".