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Notre Dame and Navy

Many folks have reacted negatively as news leaks out about the new ACC television contract, especially fans of Florida State and Clemson (and at least one of Florida State's trustees). Rumors are flying that FSU is talking to the Big 12 and may consider leaving the ACC to join them, despite the $20 million exit fee, because of the poor TV deal.

If FSU and Clemson left the ACC, it would deal a severe blow to the strength of ACC football, which is already generally considered only the 5th-best in the country. It could spur other ACC teams to try to leave for other conferences, including Maryland (which I know some people want, but for now I'm not looking at that option here).

One of the presumed ways for the ACC to get better in a hurry is to convince Notre Dame to join as a full member. There's also been talk about a 16th member of the league that would join, if Notre Dame joined as the 15th member. Speculation has focused primarily on Connecticut and Rutgers, but Temple is also mentioned a bit, and even Navy has come up as a possibility.

Navy has an annual football game with Notre Dame dating back to WWII. The way one theory goes is that if Navy was added to the ACC, then Notre Dame could have its annual game against Navy as an in-conference game and would still have other games available for its out-of-conference schedule.

The primary issue with Navy and the ACC is that (1) Navy doesn't really bring any additional market into the league, and (2) several of Navy's sports (especially basketball) would struggle to be competitive in the ACC.

The question I'm asking Terps fans is: if Navy was willing to join the ACC as a full member, would you be ok accepting Navy as a full member of the ACC if it also meant that Notre Dame would become a full member of the ACC?

If you despise the ACC and want Maryland to leave now, I'd rather you simply skip the poll. I'm looking for input from folks who would still prefer Maryland stay in a healthy ACC.

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