The Irish football team may still be independent, but will sure spend a lot of time in the ACC, as it was announced that the school with switch from the Big East to the ACC. This guarantees that Notre Dame football will play a total of five games a year against teams within the conference.
Notre Dame has not reached a BCS bowl game since 2006, and has been struggling ever since to return to the top of the college football landscape. While inconsistent play on the football field has played a big part in the lack of success, it is not the only thing that can help this team get back into the BCS spotlight.
Scheduling games at the right time and locations can also help in moving up the rankings, which would, of course, help the Irish take that next step forward.
With many solid ACC teams to choose from, here is what the perfect ACC schedule would look like for Notre Dame's first season as partial members of the new conference.