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Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Also Believes Notre Dame Should Be In A Conference To Be Playoff Eligible

Dabo Swinney hitting The Whip on a boat.

Dabo Swinney Whip

As we make it through college football media days and the various ESPN "car washes" that follow, Notre Dame's independent status has become a hot topic of conversation once again. Last week, Missouri's Gary Pinkel argued that the Fighting Irish should be forced into joining a league within a year. Clemson's Dabo Swinney agrees: either Notre Dame should join a league with a conference championship, or adopt a 13 game schedule.

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— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 27, 2015

Swinney's not the only high-profile ACC coach to think this.

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The ACC obviously has a lot to gain from Notre Dame, if it ever committed fully to joining a conference. With the current scheduling arrangement between the Fighting Irish and the league, the ACC is currently the most logical landing spot for Notre Dame football. Adding Notre Dame would be a big boost to the ACC football brand, which lags behind the other power conferences when it comes to perceived strength.