ACC, Notre Dame talk Orange Bowl

Notre Dame is in discussions with the ACC about the Discover Orange Bowl, the school confirmed Monday night, according to Notre Dame blogger Matt Fortuna.

ACC officials have spoken with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, according to the report. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise -- in fact, ACC fans should expect commissioner John Swofford to pursue such a partnership. The Irish have a strong history and tradition with several teams in the ACC and it would make sense in years Notre Dame qualifies. Swofford also told me recently Notre Dame could be involved in the mix.

It's an exciting opportunity that's on the table for the ACC. Stay tuned.