Notre Dame Football Could Be Eligible for ACC Championship in 2020

Another day, another turn in the ongoing story of Notre Dame’s 2020 football schedule. Friday we learned of more momentum for the Irish playing a full ACC schedule this fall and possibly being eligible for the ACC Championship in the process.

There’s been smoke around Notre Dame’s schedule getting filled out by ACC opponents ever since Notre Dame lost games to Wisconsin, USC, and Stanford weeks ago. What’s interesting about today’s nugget though, is that the Irish could be eligible for the ACC Championship.

Should this all come fruition, and that requires a season to happen in the first place, there are going to be A LOT of butt hurt “NoTrE dAmE nEeDs To JoIn A cOnFeReNce” fans throughout the country.

Fans of other programs hate that Notre Dame has remained independent and constantly like to yell about it on Twitter. They usually like to talk about how Notre Dame doesn’t share its TV money from the NBC contract while failing to realize that Notre Dame makes less money off the NBC deal than any of the Power 5 programs do off their conference TV deals. Even head coaches like David Cutcliffe, how was briefly employed by Notre Dame, like to spread this fallacy.

Playing a full ACC schedule in 2020 and managing to play for a ACC Championship game would cause a Twitter meltdown that I’ll admit I would have way too much fun trolling.

As @SupermanTDJesus pointed out on Twitter already, Notre Dame could win an ACC title before Miami does.

None of this is official yet, and there is still a large chance that there isn’t even a season in the fall; but it does give make it look more likely that the Irish will be close to a full ACC participant this fall if there is a season.

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  1. Other legendary programs—USC, Alabama, Ohio State and Texas to name a few—play in conferences. It’s time to join the ACC as a full member. Sure, other than Clemson the conference has been down in football for a few years, but UNC is on the rise and Miami, Florida State and Virginia Tech will surely be back in the power rankings. So the Irish play 9 ACC games, USC, Navy and an SEC team in a typical year. Not bad.

  2. Let the “melt down” begin! As a ND fan for 60+ years I just don’t get the romance attendant to the Irish remaining an independent in football. Sure, there is some status in being able to “go it alone,” but when it begins to get in the way of winning National Championships, it’s time to adapt to conventional wisdom.

  3. I think before we can think about a ACC title we ought to concentrate on besting Clemson 1st!!! It’s been their championship for quite awhile now. Horse 🐎 before the cart Gentlemen!!!!

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