So back to the real task at hand.
ND has said it has indeed had talks with the ACC about the Orange Bowl. Which basically means they are a lock for the match up assuming they meet a certain record every year. Guess whos not happy? Yes, me. If ND could go 10+ wins consistently then sure, that might calm me down some…..but lets be realistic here. ND hasn’t finished ranked in the AP poll since 2006!! They haven’t had a 10 win season since the early Charlie Weis era in 2006. Willingham got 1 10 win season his first year in 2002 then tanked. Before that it was the early 90s when they had their last 10-11 win seasons under Holtz.
But hey, its ok because they are the all mighty ND. We’ll settle again. At least we have more of a shot now since ND is 2-8 in bowl games since Holtz. Still mighty ND huh?
And what if ND does not qualify to play that year? Then what? Big East again? This match up does not excite me at all, doesn’t matter how you slice it. I’d rather settle for Garrett’s B1G solution then this. And thats IF I had to choose between only these two options. And honestly I’d rather have the B1G #2 before ND.