For the duration of time the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have participated in college football, they have done so as an Independent.
Still, as time passes, things change and with the formation of the College Football Playoff system, teams almost need to join a power six conference.
Nonetheless, the Fighting Irish have resisted the urge to move, and it has developed into a major topic of discussion across the land. Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney was the most recent coach to weigh-in on the topic during ESPN’s car washes.
On top of all this, Swinney wasn’t the only high profile head coach to express his opinions.
If Notre Dame expects to compete with the nation’s finest, they must either play a 13-game schedule or join a conference. By now, this isn’t just speculation, its a fact and the Fighting Irish must act accordingly.
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