Every time I go to a sports website or turn on a discussion show about sports, conference realignment is one of the topics being discussed.
Our colleagues at Ducks Wire and Trojans Wire have conducted significant discussions on the potential that the Pac-12 is drawing closer and closer to its demise.
Will all of this finally result in Notre Dame becoming a conference member?
Pete Thamel of ESPN claims that the football curriculum at Notre Dame will continue for a while. They have not lost their independent status.
Following Thamel’s announcement of the information on Thursday, the social media community around college football experienced a frenzy.
Some fans of other teams were dismayed, some fervent detractors of Notre Dame were genuinely happy, and others were just ecstatic.
The following list highlights some of the best replies to Thamel’s statement that were posted on social media:
Sullivan, Tim Sullivan
Teams join leagues hoping to improve their financial stability, although Notre Dame has no issues.
Stanford may force Notre Dame to make some adjustments.
The University of Notre Dame is committed to preserving its autonomy for as long as possible. Almost certainly the last domino to fall.
Why does it look like the SEC will have 66 schools, the Big Ten will have 66 teams, and Notre Dame will play independently when there are 133 FBS institutions?
The Power 5 leagues must reach a consensus and remove Notre Dame from their schedules.