In big news today, the ACC has announced that it will stick with an eight-game conference schedule, rather than switching to nine games as originally planned for next season. The reasons for this move? Schools such as Clemson, Georgia Tech and Florida State were already inconvenienced enough having nine set games plus a tenth SEC rival matchup each year. When Notre Dame was added to the mix, those teams would have had 11 games already set on the schedule. And while it wasn’t necessarily discussed at all, a move like this could also help bring the Irish fully into the fold down the road, since it would allow them more flexibility to keep traditional rivalries.
We’ll have a more in-depth breakdown of the news later on, but for now, consider this an open thread on the topic. Like the move? Hate the move? What will eight ACC games do for your team that nine games did not? Let us know in the comments.