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With ND playing five ACC games a year now and all other athletics in that conference, is this going to help them in recruiting? My opinion is that it won't, because ND already recruits nationally and has a pretty good presence already in ACC territories. What do you guys think?
This post was edited by Clint Brewster 19 months ago
ND recruits itself. No change imo.
Previewed the thread by mousing over it, and was already thinking "no, because they already recruit nationally..."
In football. But since the ACC is home to two of basketball's blue blood programs, it is conceivable that they *might* receive a bit of a boost in basketball recruiting.
It can't hurt. They will now be regularly playing games in North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. But I agree that they already recruit all of those heavily. An interesting question is what is going to happen with NJ talent now with PSU a dumpster fire and ND no longer being in the BE or playing any BE schools in football. UM should make a major push to build its presence in NJ (even possibly playing Rutgers) during the uncertainty. The value in getting the UConn game moved to the Meadowlands also seems slightly higher now.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MrWoodson 19 months ago
ND can still play east coast teams for the Jersey kids. 5 ACC games out of 12 in the schedule shouldn't keep us out of the New Jersey area. Hope that we might actually be able to pull more kids from the Georgia-Florida area since we will be playing games closer to their homes.
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We have to see what ND does with its 6 historical rivalry games. 5 ACC games + 6 historical rivalry games (USC, STAN, NAVY, UM, MSU, PUR) leaves only one open slot on the schedule each season. And in some years ND will probably need that game to be in SB just to get to 6 home games. Maybe ND will drop some historical rivalry games, but I guess we will have to wait and see on that.
Here is a front page story from JC Shurburtt on the topic.
Notre Dame will play five Atlantic Coast Conference football games a year and be part of the leagues bowl tie-ins. How does that impact football recruiting?
Since ND is obligated to play 5 ACC teams per year. Is it safe to assume some of their rivalry games will not be played?
Thats a good question because their schedule would be ridiculously hard if they keep all those rivalry games in there.
As most of you said, I don't think it'll have a major impact. I think the biggest impact for their football program could come from the basketball program playing in the ACC. If this improves the quality of their basketball program in the long run, then bringing top football recruits on official visits in January when ND Is hosting a Duke or North Carolina for a widely-publicized basketball game may help them land some football recruits.
I think most of your comments are spot on. I don't see much of a change. IMO for schools like UM or ND the major thing effecting recruiting is wins or losses. I mean we'll still see decent classes, but have a year like UM did last year, and show some promise going forward and it's a huge boost for recruiting.
Great post here. Notre Dame and Michigan both sell themselves with their tradition and outstanding academics. Combine that with top-notch on-field performance, and both schools should pull in a monster class.
I think this will cause them significantly more grief than they already have. Basketball; how do you recruit against the legendary basketball tradition of the schools in that conference. Just giving up on Indiana IMO, we seem to be doing ok there IMO. Football, I just don't buy it they already play Miami, Wake Forest, and Boston College in any given year. How much more of the east coast do you need? I think this is worse then the Big East move, much better for us with midwest kids
Regardless they will always do well with catholic schools. That being said I dont think this will have a major impact either way.
will not change recruiting. will be interesting to see how the schedule Michigan, MSU, and Purdue. Would think they would have 5 ACC + USC + Stanford + 1-2 Service academies + 2 B1G schools. My guess is Michigan keep sthem on the schedule and MSU and Purdue alternate.
It will also depend a lot on the coaches and the offense we run this year. I know several recruits have been wondering if we're going to shift to more of a pro style offense once Denard leaves and it would be nice to see us use some of those formations. Borges, Mattison, and Hoke all sound like great recruiters as well.
From all the Domers I have spoken with, they will for sure want to keep the USC, Stanford, Navy games.
I know they have these rivalries but I also know that ND wants to have some connection to California, and what better way than to play Stan-Nor Cal and USC -So Cal every year. I guess Navy is a big rivalry too bc these Domers all say the school wont give up that history.
I thought Michigan-ND was a huge rivalry, that USC ND and ND UM were its two biggest. So any talk of ND-UM not continuing their rivalry sounded odd to me.
What do the Wolverines think, generally? I would think that both schools would want to continue. It would be a loss to CFB is it aint. From a recruiting standpoint, ND is in BIG turf anyway so playing BIG teams should not matter for recruits that much. But UM ND is a prestigious rival game, high level programs and high level academics, so I just cant see that ending bc of the ACC deal. I hope not at least.
Hopefully UM keeps beating that ass
UM and ND actually didnt play for 30+ years from the 1940's till the 70's (not exact). Also, I believe UM and ND have 2 years off in 2017 and 2018 (around those 2 years). So if UM and ND played every other year, that would be feasible and not out of the ordinary
Gerry Hamilton did a pretty good breakdown on recruiting impact this morning on Bill King's show.
They play in LA or SF once a year.
They are starting to play in Chicago.
They play ASU in Jerry's World next year.
At least 1 of those 5 ACC games will be in Atlanta each year in the Georgia dome.
They will likely play in Florida each year either in Tally or down in Miami.
In short they will be playing nationally and attempting to recruit the same.
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