If the Nebraska football team does get another conference rival to join the Big Ten, one report claims it will be Notre Dame instead of FSU or Clemson.
Over the last few weeks, there has been all kinds of talk about the Big Ten adding a few more teams. There was also, of course, the fact that the conference did indeed add a few teams in Washington and Oregon.
There was talk about Florida State or Clemson joining the B1G as well. But in the end, that didn’t come to pass. In fact, a new report seems to indicate the Tigers and the Seminoles were never that close to being in the Big Ten.
That same report says that if Nebraska football gets another conference rival, it will be Notre Dame. At least if the B1G has its pick.
Last week an ESPN.com report from Andrea Adelson made it clear what team was the top target for the B1G’s realignment all along. While Florida State president Richard McCullough made it clear he was open to listening to overtures about jumping conferences, Adelson says the Seminoles were extreme longshots to ever be Nebraska football rivals.
"“But a source with knowledge of the discussions said the Big Ten did not have serious conversations about adding Florida State, and its top priority remains Notre Dame.”"
Nebraska football facing off against Notre Dame?
It’s certainly interesting that the Fighting Irish were named by Adelson. That’s one name that didn’t really pop up much during the realignment talk. There has been talk here and there, but this might be the first time it came up that the Big Ten was really hunting for the Irish.
It seems unlikely that Notre Dame will join a conference anytime soon. If they do, it appears that the Nebraska football team could be heading to South Bend on the regular if everything goes right.