“I think there’s a little too much emphasis on what we’re thinking and deciding and not enough of the likelihood the result will be dictated to us by these external elements,” Swarbrick said.

It doesn't really matter who Swarbrick is; this is the most rational thing I've seen a public figure say, in months, about any given upcoming event/series-of-events. We aren't in charge; circumstances are.

(He's the Athletic Director for Notre Dame.)