Speaking during the ACC's weekly coaches' teleconference on Wednesday, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney called the addition of Notre Dame "a great move for our conference."
"It really, I think, says a lot, a program like Notre Dame to want to come, and I'm sure they could have their pick of conferences," said Swinney. "And for them to choose the ACC is, I think, a great thing.
"They're making a commitment, I think, to play five conference football games even though they're not going to be a football member right now; but for them to make that commitment, I think that's very strong.
"So it's exciting. It further secures this conference's strength of schedule, and moving forward as we get into the playoff scenarios and all that stuff, I definitely think it is a real positive for the ACC."
Asked if he's OK with Notre Dame having access to the ACC's non-BCS bowl lineup, even without being a full-fledged member of the conference in football, Swinney said he approves.
"I think they bring a lot to this conference, and who knows what the future holds," Swinney said. "I think it probably will even enhance our bowl opportunities down the road and TV and all that kind of stuff as this thing moves forward. Again, I see it as a real positive."