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Below from Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports...
"When the SEC and Big 12 announced their new bowl agreement Friday, they changed the paradigm of college football perhaps at the most critical time in the game's history."
"Based on Friday's announcement -- the two biggest football names in the ACC could soon be making $25 million a year in the Big 12. And if that happens, the ACC becomes a whole lot less desirable to a Notre Dame that has to be thinking seriously about joining a conference. Put it this way: ND isn't going to get better access when the four-team playoff debuts in 2014."
"Why not just cut to the chase? Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame to the Big 12. Even the other members of the Big Four (SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12) would have to take notice of that potential earning power."
“Now it's going to put more pressure on Notre Dame to look at the Big 12,” said one source involved in the playoff discussions."
This post was edited by mcb0703 2 years ago
It's hard to imagine clemson being left out, i have to believe that if four join the big 12, they'll be one of them.
I agree. Replace Miami with Clemson and the Big 12 is definitely the top of the heap.
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
Sorry, VTech isnt joining the B12.
Maybe Georgia Tech?
Hell while we are dreaming let's go to 16 and add Clemson and GT to those 4.
Texas Pod: UT, TT, TCU, and Baylor
Plains Pod: OU, OSU, KU, and KSU
South East Pod: FSU, GT, UM, and Clemson
Midwest Pod: ISU, WVU, VT, and ND
That is one hell of a conference.
Clemson. Could see GTech instead of one Miami or Notre Dame.
VTech is Jonesing for one of the last SEC bids and will wait till hell freezes over first...
Brian Etheridge on the other thread said-FSU, Clemson, GT and ND or if ND says no thanks then we stay put for awhile. Also said Miami and VT said no thanks. Could change but who knows.
....and yea verily, much gruntling ensued, and the people were merry.
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
But how big do the conferences grow without killing OOC matchups. If you have 16 team conferences, are all games conference games? Will there be no more OOC games until bowl season? VT may be waiting on an SEC bid, but they better be careful or they might be left out. I promise there are some very direct calls being made 7 days a week between the ACC and B12/SEC. I hope 14 is the max. I like OOC matchups early in the season when teams are brave enough to schedule them. We (OU) have some great games coming up over the next few years like tOSU, LSU, Tenn, ND and Army. That takes us up to 2020 and beyond that, Nebraska, Florida, UGA, Wisc, USC and Oregon have been rumored to be worked on.
So, what are the ACCs options now? IMO, its OOC games if they are trying to stay in the picture with no teams leaving. They have to schedule games like OU/FSU, VT/texas and the likes in order to make a splash big enough to put their names in the hat for selection for the end of the season Brawl.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
VTech could be in the SEC by now if it wanted to. UVA politicians moved heaven and earth to get VTech into the ACC. They are in no position to move. With all of the SEC talk it was always a tell that someone was just spewing crap if they included VTech going to the SEC.
VT isn't going any where. The SEC also wouldn't sign this deal to eventually be a semi final game if they have 14 teams and we have 10. Something will happen.
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