Notre Dame coaches react to the ACC news

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We’ll keep the focus on football for the remainder of the week (as this is a Notre Dame football blog), but UND.com 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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8e-bQqkI7g&w=640&h=360%5D

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MUFFET MCGRAW – Women’s Basketball

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5FEOnSm_eo&w=640&h=360%5D

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RANDY WALDRUM – Women’s Soccer

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw2otqwZoZU&w=640&h=360%5D

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MIK AOKI – Baseball

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfjb-Lligs8&w=640&h=360%5D

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TIM WELSH – Men’s Swimming & Diving

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0r7ljr2kXI&w=640&h=360%5D

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Various Notre Dame coaches look back at the Big East experience

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKifopOVAB0&w=640&h=360%5D