Wait a second. Wasn’t the ACC was dead and buried? Roadkill on the side of the BCS highway?
It wasn’t so long ago that, for some reason, the mere idea of an additional bowl game between the SEC and Big 12 meant the end of the ACC as we knew it and guaranteed the preeminence of the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 forever and ever amen. Florida State and Clemson had their bags packed and were ready to flee. The ACC was on the verge of irrelevance, if not total disintegration.
With the addition of Notre Dame on Wednesday, the ACC is clearly very much alive, very much relevant and very much a factor in the big-money world of college sports going forward.