Steve Spurrier thinks Notre Dame should be in a conference.
He made that perfectly clear during a two minute rant Tuesday at SEC Media Day. The South Carolina coach managed to say it in about the most uncontroversial way possible.
Spurrier was talking about having conversations at SEC meetings about the upcoming college football playoff and being told that all the commissioners of all the conferences and Notre Dame were at the table to discussion the format.
"Someone said, 'why was he there?'" Spurrier explained, referring to Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick. "Well he's equal to all the commissioners. So we just tried to figure out why the Athletic Director at Notre Dame is equal to all the conference commissioners. Nobody had a good answer. Nobody had a good answer, except that's the way it's always been done."
" All 14 of our head coaches thought that Notre Dame should join the ACC and play football like all the rest of us," Spurrier continued without taking much of a breath.
"I know the Notre Damers will get mad at me and us coaches for saying that and if you were a Notre Damer, you would say we are supposed to be independent always in football but It's hard to figure out why they sorta have their own conference."
Spurrier then rhetorically asked members of the media if they could explain to him why Notre Dame is not in a conference.
"We talked about that and we voted 14-to-0 that they ought to be in a conference," Spurrier concluded to a roar of laughter from the media.
He then went on to the next item on his agenda that he wanted to address.