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ND-ACC notes per Swofford

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:18

By Jeremy Fowler | College Football Insider

November 8, 2012 12:12 pm ET

Caught up with ACC commissioner John Swofford as he had a few minutes between meetings. He updated a few ACC-related topics.

"¢ League officials were in South Bend on Wednesday to discuss football scheduling with Notre Dame, which is still a football independent but will play a five-game ACC schedule starting in 2014. The plan remains for Notre Dame to play each ACC school once every three years, but there could be exceptions: "We'll try to have a balance with that, but that can change as we go through a cycle."

"¢ The league is "very close" to announcing the new Orange Bowl deal, Swofford said. Still a few legal touchups. The agreement is believed to be worth $55 million-$60 million.

"¢ After upcoming additions of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, Swofford says, "I couldn't feel better about who we are."

"¢ The ACC will consider expanding to 16 teams only if Notre Dame changes its mind and embraces the full ACC football schedule. There's no indication of that but, of course, Swofford would gladly welcome Notre Dame. "There's really no need for us to look at going any further at this point," Swofford said.

"¢ Commissioners and school presidents are meeting next week in Denver to discuss the college football playoff. Though Swofford said figuring out revenue distribution will be crucial, he won't be surprised if this is a long process. "You want to get it right," Swofford said. "It's a 12-year period." Swofford anticipates a "significant increase in revenue" for the playoff format, and all teams involved need to be rewarded to some degree. "Really a case of balancing all that together in a fair way," he said.

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if we're really starting a 5-game sched in '14

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:22 @ Jay
edited by Jay, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:26

We're going to have to do some major overhauling. Per the scheduling worksheet, 2014 had 11 of 12 games scheduled already, but only two of those were ACC (Pitt & Syracuse).

6-Sep	A	Navy
13-Sep	H	Purdue
20-Sep	H	Michigan
27-Sep	N	Syracuse
11-Oct	A	Temple
25-Oct	A	Arizona State
8-Nov	H	Pittsburgh
15-Nov	H	Northwestern
29-Nov	A	Southern Cal
TBD	H	Stanford
TBD	H	Rice

Rice and Temple, here's your lovely parting gifts.

by Chris @, Raleigh, NC, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:25 @ Jay

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"F--- everyone who isn't us."


Rice almost definitely

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:48 @ Chris

Although I suspect the game will be pushed to a later year rather than outright cancelled. I'd hope that November Big Ten opponents get priority over September ones.

At night, the ice weasels come.


watch Brandon cancel Michigan

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:27 @ Chris

maybe he already has.


I'm sure it'd be at quite the cash penalty.

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Friday, November 09, 2012, 13:02 @ Jay

ND has opted out (while insisting we're still interested in playing, just wanted out of the 20+ year deal) already, so if Brandon were to cancel the 2014 game that'd be breaching the contract. Well, rather not breaching, but I'm sure there's a more general out clause that comes with a high-dollar penalty.


Probably Northwestern, too.

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:27 @ Chris

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I'm just glad they are working on it together

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Friday, November 09, 2012, 10:25 @ Jay

My only worry was that the ACC was that ND was going to dictate the dates and the ACC was going to dictate the opponents. It sounds like a fairly collaborative effort.

At night, the ice weasels come.

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