One of the most overused topics of the offseason, is the conference affiliation — or lack thereof — when it comes to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. An extraordinary amount of words have been used already this time around from both sides, so I’ll keep this brief. Why shouldn’t the Irish join a conference fulltime? Because of shit like this:
Greg Burks, Big 12 Coordinator of Officials, says “horns down” gesture will be a penalty if it’s prolonged or directed at opposing team (aka Texas) or it’s fans. If it’s quick and at the player’s’ own fans it probably won’t be called. His advice is save it for sideline.— Brian Brinkley (@BrianBrinkleyOK) July 16, 2019
This is what conference politics looks like, and for the record — nobody manipulated their own conference better than what the Texas Longhorns does to the Big 12 on a full-time basis.
The “horns down” rule has been , and still is — dumber than a rock in a pond. Why would the Irish ever subject themselves to this nonsense. Don’t make a hand gesture — BUT TARGETING AND DAMN NEAR KILLING TORI HUNTER JR. IS TOTALLY FINE.
The Horns seem content with having no self-awareness. Notre Dame is content as an independent.
(Also... conference media days suck).