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Notre Dame coaches react to the ACC news

Sep 13, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT


We’ll keep the focus on football for the remainder of the week (as this is a Notre Dame football blog), but did great work yesterday, getting the reaction of just about all of Notre Dame’s coaches after the announcement of the move to the ACC broke.

While most of the analysis by the media yesterday focused on the football aspects of the move, the bigger story that everybody seems to be pushing to the background is the fact that Notre Dame gets to go from a Big East conference that had lost its original identity to the ACC, a conference with almost 60 years of tradition that will elevate the level of play for the Irish almost across the board.

Here are the reactions of a few Irish coaches:

MIKE BRAY – Men’s Basketball


MUFFET MCGRAW – Women’s Basketball


RANDY WALDRUM – Women’s Soccer


MIK AOKI – Baseball


TIM WELSH – Men’s Swimming & Diving


Various Notre Dame coaches look back at the Big East experience

  1. canadianndfan - Sep 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Obviously being a member of the Irish football team would be a dream come true but how sweet would it be to go to ND on a golf scholarship?

  2. dudeacow - Sep 13, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Dissapointed than ND is moving to the ACC instead of the B1G, but Swarbick obviously knows much more about the situation than I do.

    • 9irish - Sep 14, 2012 at 1:10 AM

      I kind of thought the same thing. I know they were talking about the recruiting demographics and all that, east coast-west coast, all over. But if they could play 5 big ten teams a year that would REALLY be very little change in the schedule. But like you said, I am not in the power loop.

      The golf team is probably going to get tired of flying all over hell.

  3. c4evr - Sep 13, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Good fit all round. Still independent, but weaker. Ironic that ND was forced into independence long ago and now, inevitably, forced out of it. It’s a shame how the ‘business’ of college football is ripping out its heart and soul.

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