ESPN: On the Record with John Swofford


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From Heather Dinich of ESPN:

What can you do to better position the ACC and further enhance the league’s image through the postseason or upcoming negotiations?

JS:I don’t know that it’s any different than any other time. This is an opportunity for our league in the postseason in terms of who we would be playing more regularly, an opportunity in the sense that potentially there will now be four teams that will have a shot at the national championship rather than two. We have a chance to come out of this with enhanced bowl opportunities in terms of matchups at the top level, and we’ve got two new schools coming in, and we’ll have 14 teams that run the entire eastern seaboard. I think we’re extremely well-positioned moving forward. We need to take advantage of winning more high-profile games. We need some of our programs that recently have not been quite as good as they had previously to come back, and I think that will happen. What I see is extraordinarily positive moving ahead for this league from a football standpoint. The opportunities are there.

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