They say it was discussion over the OB.
They say it was discussion over the OB.
Last edited by domer1978; Mon Jul 09 2012 at 08:40 PM.
I like the idea of a kickoff game that one of the Charlotte news sites mentioned. The Clemson board mentioned the possibility of some games with Clemson, FSU, Miami, and VT in a partial deal, but who knows?
The ACC signed a 12 year deal with the Orange. No one will be taking that berth from us. It was also reported that if the ACC champ is selected for the 4 game championship series, and the Orange isn't scheduled to host one of the semi's, the Orange will take a #2 team from the ACC.
I think what's being discussed is tieing up the other half of the Orange with ND. If I understand correctly, any year that ND meets certain benchmarks, they will be the opposition in the Orange.
I think where this is headed and many arent going to like this but:
ND joins the ACC for all sports except football. However, the ACC will negotiate a much better deal in return than the BE was able. ND locked in as opponent in OB, ND schedules "x" number of ACC games annually, maybe even some minor amount of revenue sharing from ND's TV contract. Some MAJOR penalty if ND joined any other conference for football, etc.
Why would ACC officials meet with Notre Dame about an Orange Bowl tie-in? And why would the ACC presidents need to be involved? The Orange bowl is an independent non-profit, separate from the ACC, and does its own negotiating.
This is a thinly-veiled cover up for conference membership discussions (as if most didn't already know that). But why the ruse? I don't get it.
IMHO, Alot things was covered in this Meeting and The Orange Bowl wasn't the Main One. These Presidents represent the ACC in Matters that has to with Big Issues . The ACC AD takes care of stuff like this ,OB, and Then reports to these Guys..before all 12 vote on things... I hope it's about getting ND into the ACC and doing What IT takes for that to happen. The ACC better start being Pro-Active or it will be Busted up.
The ACC can use that leverage to craft a workable deal for both sides. For example, requiring ND to play a home-and-home vs every ACC opponent over a five-year period (28 games total, so 5-6 per year would accomplish this). This leaves plenty of room for ND to still schedule Navy, Stanford, Purdue, USC, Michigan, Michigan State, and others. They wouldn't be able to play all six of those rivals every year AND schedule teams like Washington State, Arizona State, etc, but they weren't planning to play all the rivals annually anyway.
The question I have though is how much extra money would three ND vs ACC games really enhance the ACC's TV contract? As a result of its deals with other leagues, wouldn't ESPN/ABC already own the Tier One rights to every ND away game unless they're play Navy or an SEC team (in which case CBS owns the rights)?
This all but ensures if/when ND joins a league, we will be the choice. also, by negotiating the OB deal with them, we would partially control their post season as well. honestly, we could even give them access to all of our bowl tie-ins if it helps us negotiate bigger/better tie-ins as long as the rev sharing makes sense. i would even ensure ND played 1 of their 7 "home" games in CLT vs an ACC foe every year with a nice rev cut from NBC for the ACC. beyond that, ND keeps all their NBC revenue for home games, we keep all marginal TV money we get from ESPN with the addition of the 3 contractual Notre Dame games played in ACC stadiums each year, and we split all non-football TV revenue equally.
for football, we don't have to bring on any dead weight just to have a round # of 16.
for bball, 3 5 team scheduling pods would almost be ideal (8 games in pod, 10 games out of pod for 18 games). if that didn't work, they could also setup 5 3 team pods. 4 pod games, 12 non-pod games, and rotate 2 teams from other pods as a home-home to play 18 games and ensure you play everyone in the league home and home in one year at least once every 6 years (i think). it's less clean/o=ideal, but gives us more schedule rotations/flexibility.
I used to be a firm all or none guy, but i'm slowly opening up to this as long as the ACC comes out of it with what they need/want, and we aren't pushed around by ND. i'm mostly coming around because i want no part of Rutgers, UConn, or any other team that has been mentioned as a potential #16...
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