For the good of the Notre Dame community, somebody athletic director Jack Swarbrick respects should open his office door and urge him to open his mind regarding possible Big Ten membership.
Swarbrick responded to the conference’s announced interest in expansion by telling the Tribune: “Independence is a big part of the tradition of the program and our identity. We sure would like to try to maintain it.”
The only thing Domers are prouder of than their distinction as a football independent is their devotion to that status. Almost every discussion of what Notre Dame football is circles back to what Notre Dame football was.