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Notre Dame Joins ACC: Brian Gregory Excited About Irish

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball coach Brian Gregory is excited at the prospect of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish joining the ACC. He's also excited at how this will help the conference in exposure in other markets.

Notre Dame is a tremendous addition to the ACC, a school of long-standing tradition of athletics, and it matches us perfectly in terms of academic prestige in this conference. This also gets us into another major market - the Chicago market - and the ACC brand will continue to spread.

Especially after the additions of the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Syracuse Orange to the conference, Gregory is thrilled at how deep this makes the basketball part of the conference.

This solidifies us as the best and deepest basketball conference in the country with the success that Mike Brey has been able to establish with Notre Dame basketball. They add another power program to our league. He is one of the best and most well-respected coaches in terms of how he runs his program.

The Yellow Jackets are coming off a season where they went 11-20 overall with an ACC record of 4-12.

For more on Notre Dame's move to the ACC, visit One Foot Down. For more news, notes and analysis from around the country, head over to SB Nation's college football news hub.

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