Found September 12, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Big Ten always sounded good in theory.And there was a time and place where if the University of Notre Dame were to join a conference it would have been the Big Ten.That time has come and gone. A long time ago.When the Big East slowly began to disintegrate as a major conference, the ACC was the only really option for Notre Dame. It was also the best one.The Big 12 made overtures similar to the one that landed Notre Dame for the ACC.But the Big 12 would have NEVER worked for Mike Brey and the Notre Dame men's basketball team.And though it's not the major consideration, it definitely played a part in this. Brey loved the Big East and did not want to give up his program's presence there.Plus, Notre Dame would have always been second fiddle to Texas in the Big 12.The ACC is not only the best move for Notre Dame football, it's the best move for Notre Dame period..Don't misunderstand though. This was mostly about football.The ACC provides the desired landing spot fo...
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