Did not Texas flirt with the ACC over a year ago about being a partial member? The ACC supposedly refused, but here we are with Notre Dame. Looking back, the ACC should have accepted Texas as a partial and then added Notre Dame as a partial, assuming that Texas will have had the same deal as Notre Dame.
I think with partial members in football with 2 schools like UT and ND playing 5 ACC schools each, it would have made the football side of things much more interesting. It would basically mean that in 4 out of 6 years, your favorite ACC school plays UT or ND.
You like to analyze things to the nth degree, don’t you? We didn’t have a playoff format back then, and it is my understanding that it was Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and one other team that we all in consideration. Whole different situation.
As for Notre Dame, do you seriously thing that the ACC would agree to a 50 Million buyout for Notre Dame to only be a member for Olympic sports? Of course they are joining full time in a few years when there NBC contract expires. The ACC will look for the 16th team and the network bidding wars will be on.
For such smart fellow you don’t seem to see through the forest because of the trees.