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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 06: General view of the field before the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on December 6, 2014 in Greenville, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The topic of conference expansion never dies in the world of college football. In recent days, the majority of the discussion has centered around the Big 12, with rumblings that Oklahoma could be looking elsewhere at the first opportunity. With that said, financial numbers indicate that the Big 12 has absolutely no reason to change things at the moment and that could shift the focus to the ACC.

For the ACC, the Notre Dame “elephant in the room” always exists but, on Saturday, commissioner John Swofford did his best to quiet the murmurs around the Fighting Irish become a full-time member.

At some point, the conversation should take place that, well, Notre Dame is basically a member of the ACC anyway. They are a full-fledged participant on the college basketball side and the Irish take on a slate that is heavy with ACC programs on the gridiron annually.

Still, Swofford would be in the best position to know and it does not seem imminent at this time. Beyond that, it does make all the sense in the world that the ACC would, if Notre Dame cooperated, add two teams at once and that is simply a foregone conclusion. Until something happens, it is much ado about nothing but everyone will be on the edge of their seats anyway.

Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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