A combination. FSU/CU leave, ND would enter *if* their existing contract with NBC and any extensions are honored, their contracted, future-scheduled games with their big OOC 5 (see below on their scheduling problems involving traditional rivals) are also honored, which might involve the ACC/NCAA allowing a special 13th game for ND/Navy, possibly as a season kickoff, make Pitt (maybe BC) their traditional ACC rival, and schedule other ACC conference games for ND to accommodate 'must-dates' for their Big 5 OOC games. It's those OOC games that will make the NBC contract work and satisfy the huge block of ND traditionalists, as well.
Do all that, and ND might join and lend a much-needed kick in the trousers for the ACC season. If VT leaves that'd be a shame, but wouldn't change anything for ND if they are accommodated.
Otherwise, ND can shop elsewhere, as they undoubtedly would be doing while ACC talks are going on. They could take the best deal, or just stay where they are, which wouldn't be the end of the world for them.
BCS school Presidents will make decisions on the playoff by consensus, according to the report posted below. That means the SEC and ND must agree or there is no consensus. No consensus, no playoff decision. ND (and the SEC) might not be in the drivers seat, but they can prevent anyone else from being there, if it means ND would be frozen out, in ND's opinion (not anyone else's)-- or a high-ranked SEC #2 either, for that matter, like the current national champ Bama.
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Sat May 26 2012, 12:03 PM #16
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