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Notre Dame AD Addresses The ACC Rumors

Will the Fighting Irish be joining the ACC?

Notre Dame-to-the-ACC rumors seem to pop up every offseason.

It happened again this year, with Fox Sports' Tim Brando recently saying that the Fighting Irish has had talks with the league about full-time membership.

Notre Dame's athletic director has addressed the rumors.

He says they're not true.

"We love the ACC but we love our relationship the way it is and there hasn't been any discussion," he said.

If Notre Dame was going to join a league, the ACC would make some sense considering it already has a good relationship with the conference.

But until the Fighting Irish's football program is forced to make some kind of move - the College Football Playoff decides to only take conference champions, or something like that - a jump to the ACC (or Big Ten or SEC) isn't going to happen.