Thursday, September 13, 2012
The last few days it was announced that Notre Dame will be leaving the Big East and joining the ACC in all sports except football. This is not totally shocking they have decided to leave as teams have been jumping conferences like crazy over the past few years.
The issue I have with the move is the narcissistic, egotistical, megalomaniac stance that Notre Dame football takes as they constantly stay as an independent. They have again moved to a conference and not added football to that conference although they want the benefit from that conference.
Talk about having your cake and eat it too.
This is the national power that everyone feels needs to be given all these perks like the BCS letting them in if they have eight wins or more. It is dumb and they really need to just join a conference and add football. Get it done already and make college football as level of a playing field as possible. Enough of this ancient way of thinking and doing business and stop it.
They will be joining the ACC now and although they won't be joining in football they will have to play five ACC opponents each year in their schedule.
Five opponents per year out of the ACC. But you aren't joining the league as a football member? What a joke and how lame! This is what I am talking about. You won't add football but they are forcing you to play their teams five times a year.
I mean poop or get off the pot already!!!
I thought it was ridiculous when the Big Ten approached them a few years ago and they decided not to join yet they were playing the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, and sometimes Northwestern annually.
It is the old adage that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, well its gotta be a duck. Right???
I understand why they don't want to join as the almighty dollar speaks volumes. Notre Dame is a monopoly when it comes to football and if they joined the conference it benefits from every team when they play in a bowl game. If you can stay relevant independently and gain all the money it is the obvious choice. I get that.
They have tried to hire famous coaches and the hot coach and none of them have been able to bring this sinking ship back to life. The kids that are playing football today really don't know Notre Dame football as a good product. Like I stated early it has been 24 years since Notre Dame won a college football championship and the kids on campus now weren't even born yet.
ESPN's Mike Golic has sons who play at Notre Dame but that is because he and his brother were stars there. It would be interesting to ask his kids if they would be playing there today if their dad and uncles hadn't played there.
Notre Dame is currently coached by Brian Kelly who was been successful before, most recently at Cincinnati, and he has the experience and drive to do the job. Is the change though going to make his job easier?
The change is definitely coming and the Big East is asking at least 27 months advance notice, coupled with an extremely large buyout, to leave the league.
I am sure the other Notre Dame sports will do just fine in their adjustment to yet another league.
For Notre Dame basketball it should be a slam dunk.
As for Notre Dame football I think this decision is yet another lame incomplete pass.
Posted by WGCY Newsroom at 9:59 PM