Notre Dame Football: Why Fighting Irish Won't Be a Fit for Big 12
With it appearing that Texas A&M is preparing to leave the Big 12 it would make sense that the Big 12 would have to start looking to add other teams.
Texas A&M would be following the lead of Nebraska and Colorado who announced their decisions to leave the Big 12 last season.
The departure of Texas A&M would leave the Big 12 at just nine teams, and likely needing to add another school.
Could Notre Dame be that school?
Orangebloods.com writer Chip Brown has reported that Notre Dame is one of four team the Big 12 is considering to replace Texas A&M. Other schools they are reportedly consider are Pittsburgh, Arkansas, and BYU.
Of all those schools, Notre Dame makes the least amount of sense.
Notre Dame has made a ton of money on its network deal with NBC and frankly doesn't need the Big 12 to make money. Notre Dame has also been successful in scheduling big name opponents while remaining an independent.
If Notre Dame were to join a conference they would lose the appeal of being able to schedule different opponents year and year out.
It also doesn't make sense for the Big 12, who already afford Texas a considerable amount of power within the conference.
To convince Notre Dame to join they would likely have to make a lot of concessions to make the move appealing, and it just wouldn't make sense to do that.
Don't expect Notre Dame to be one of the teams joining the Big 12.
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?