Originally Posted by HolyHandgernade
ACC has to get through their own struggle right now. The ACC can't get a contract to put itself in competition with the other four. So, if the ACC comes apart, Notre Dame isn't going to join that. If the ACC stays together, it likely means the new format is friendly towards an independent Notre Dame. I don't think the ACC is a serious home for ND, despite the ACC's well deserved academic reputation.
Your argument makes zero sense. If the ACC or any other conference added Notre Dame, they would walk into the offices of their network partners and immediately rip up their current deal to start over.
Beyond that though, Notre Dame is less motivated by TV money than any school in the country. ND is all about tradition and elitism. They don't want to join any conference because they think they are too good for one, not because they don't make enough money. The university itself is overflowing with cash.
Notre Dame is not joining the Big 12. It completely defies all logic.