So we've all know about Notre Dame joining the ACC for all sports besides football, with the caveat that they will play five ACC teams in football every year. But what does it mean?
-In my opinion, this is just the first step in phasing Notre Dame into the ACC as a full-everything member. It may not be for five, 15, 25 years from now, but eventually the college football landscape will force Notre Dame to put their football program in a conference, and now, that conference will be the ACC. This step will appease the alumni for a few years, get them acquainted with ACC football, sell out a few ACC stadiums every year, and most importantly for Notre Dame, rescue the rest of their athletic department from having to go play Memphis