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I just read that next year we will play 6 teams from the ACC conference. Yet we are not eligible to play for the conference championship. I mean how many games do you have to play in order to win the championship?? Schedule one or two more and suddenly our season gets a lot more interesting.

 

We heard all the talk about how important it was to be a conference champion in order to get into the final 4 and play for the title. What are we going to do, wait until we get shafted and forfeit the chance to win a title before we wake up. We get to play an extra game when we are a really good team.

 

I think we are making an absolutely horrendous mistake. Join the conference and do it now. What would playing in the conference championship do for our recruiting? To me this is a no brainer.

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I just read that next year we will play 6 teams from the ACC conference. Yet we are not eligible to play for the conference championship. I mean how many games do you have to play in order to win the championship?? Schedule one or two more and suddenly our season gets a lot more interesting.

 

We heard all the talk about how important it was to be a conference champion in order to get into the final 4 and play for the title. What are we going to do, wait until we get shafted and forfeit the chance to win a title before we wake up. We get to play an extra game when we are a really good team.

 

I think we are making an absolutely horrendous mistake. Join the conference and do it now. What would playing in the conference championship do for our recruiting? To me this is a no brainer.

 

I never thought I'd advocate joining a conference, but you're right. If we are undefeated it probably won't matter, but if we have one loss we're going to be in the same position as Baylor and TCU this year.

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I just read that next year we will play 6 teams from the ACC conference. Yet we are not eligible to play for the conference championship. I mean how many games do you have to play in order to win the championship?? Schedule one or two more and suddenly our season gets a lot more interesting.

 

We heard all the talk about how important it was to be a conference champion in order to get into the final 4 and play for the title. What are we going to do, wait until we get shafted and forfeit the chance to win a title before we wake up. We get to play an extra game when we are a really good team.

 

I think we are making an absolutely horrendous mistake. Join the conference and do it now. What would playing in the conference championship do for our recruiting? To me this is a no brainer.

 

The writing may be on the wall Tim. I think ND holds out for a year or two more; hoping the playoffs go to 6 (or eight) sooner than later. But I essentially agree with your premise if the playoffs stays in its current 4 team structure. The only way we get a playoff sniff is to go undefeated or with one close early loss and lots of style point victories. The committee spoke pretty loud on the conference affiliation and championship.

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The second we join a conference I'm done with College Football. Hell it probably does not matter either way, if they don't get college football fixed in the next 2 years I'm done anyways. Theres no way I want my kids growing up idolizing any American athletes, especially football players. ND is the only reason I watch and if they join a conference they will just be the final nail in the coffin that its all about the all mighty dollar.

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Need to join a conference, I wish it was the Big10 though

 

I think that'd be the worst conference for us. Academically, geographically, and whatnot make sense, but I cant imagine that Michigan would allow any consideration for ND in the conference and that we'd be instantly marginalized much as Northwestern and Penn State were. The Big ten exists to advance the cause of Michigan and Ohio State. That's it.

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The school, in the past, argued about getting into the markets they want to get in to. They wanted the freedom to go any where they pleased. But just look at the states the ACC come from as far as recruiting. You have Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Kentucky and Massachusetts. I think that is phenomenal.

 

We go to those states and compliment it with California, Texas and another state of our choosing. Just not seeing any reason not to join.

 

Conference championships are stupid??? Bull!!! They are fun!!! One more game when you are having a great year. A championship trophy which we don't have any. Millions more viewers. Recruiting takes a boost as it is in prime time recruiting season.

 

I think Swarbrick knows all this. I think he is actually going to do something. I know he is looking at it. Let's not wait until it costs us dearly.

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The school, in the past, argued about getting into the markets they want to get in to. They wanted the freedom to go any where they pleased. But just look at the states the ACC come from as far as recruiting. You have Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Kentucky and Massachusetts. I think that is phenomenal.

 

We go to those states and compliment it with California, Texas and another state of our choosing. Just not seeing any reason not to join.

 

Conference championships are stupid??? Bull!!! They are fun!!! One more game when you are having a great year. A championship trophy which we don't have any. Millions more viewers. Recruiting takes a boost as it is in prime time recruiting season.

 

I think Swarbrick knows all this. I think he is actually going to do something. I know he is looking at it. Let's not wait until it costs us dearly.

 

I'm also in the might as well camp. 6 vs 8 is getting pretty close for bowl tie-ins. We might as well compete for that Championship, even if it costs us purdue and navy, but they won't get rid of Navy but I wanna play Stanford every year.

 

Okie would you give up Stanford, we need 2 more games and I don't think they drop Navy. I think they drop Purdue, but if they won't drop Navy then who?

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