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Texas gives the SEC the second most populous state in its entirety (not the small portion A&M brings) and one that is still growing. OU's TV numbers wouldn't even matter. That's the option you explore first imo. If it doesn't work out between the parties so be it, and go ahead and split the ACC three ways, but you don't move on a couple long hanging fruit right away when you just have to wait 20 months for the chance at the biggest revenue driver in college sports and a recognizeable/ marketable/ historically successful second choice.
It has already been said that the committee will place emphases on conference champions. Unless the acc gets super awesome nd's 5 or 6 game schedule against them won't mean much. When they see and or NBC can't/ won't pay them like everyone else they will be left out there too. Thru are just delaying the inevitable IMO. Will be funny IMO if they are left out in the cold. And don't kid yourself that can happen if they stay the corse
If we add Texas and Oklahoma I'm all for it. I'm sure most agree.
Nd is gonna need to play a hellava schedule each year and win all the games to make the playoffs. Or....the system will still be flawed and you get more 42-14 championship games
It would be great but won't happen. The Big 12 is now going to survive. The only real shot it had at completely disbanding was the PAC16 plan. When that fell through, the threat was over. Everything is in a holding pattern across the nation and all it will take to set off the final round of realignment is the Big 10 making their move. I'd personally rather stay at 14, but I think it's almost a certainty that the Big 10 will move south. Then the SEC moves into VA/NC territory, Big 12 takes a couple southeastern schools, and that's it. You'd have two 12 team conferences (PAC and Big 12), two 16 team conferences (SEC and B1G), and then an ACC that is barely relevant. They'll be like the Big East and linger on the fringe of the big stage for a couple years before fading away (not saying they'll cease to exist - just that they'll no longer be talked about).
ND made a two team playoff this year without playing in a CCG or winning a conference championship. When we go to a four team playoff, access will get even easier because there will be twice as many spots and, thanks to the SEC and B12, winning a conference championship will not be a requirement for selection. Moreover, it won't be very long before we move to an eight team playoff. At that point, many of the teams selected will not be conference champions. ND will have no difficulty qualifying for an eight team playoff. And finally, no one in their right mind would suggest that ND would enhance its SOS by joining the ACC full time and playing a full slate of ACC teams. Joining the ACC full time would do just the opposite.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by MrWoodson 13 months ago
outside of FSU,Clemson, or possibly a UNC / L'ville hoops grab, no one deserves to be in the SEC.
SEC needs UNC and VT or nobody. Don't settle for scraps.
This. If ND is already playing 5 games, why not add 3 more to get to 8 and join fully and allow the ACC to renegotiate....becuase if that doesn't happen the ACC will fall apart.
IMO ND is on the clock with many ACC teams wanting to fill a few remaining spots. UNC will not do anything without NCState having a safe landing. UVA/VT will not do anything without the other having a safe landing. VT didn't leave for the SEC in place of Mizzu because we didn't want to be the lynch pin for the ACC crumbling, and with MD leaving...it would have happened that way
im still trying to grasp the SEC Brass adding Mizzou instead of FSU the last time around.
not because of FSU's program but instead the mere fact of their geography & the fact that all or atleast most of the SEC East already hates the Noles.
it would be great tv reguardless of the dink Nole market.
I'm sure the SEC hired analyst firms and the conclusion was that adding Missouri was of more benefit. Plus I'm pretty sure Florida balled FSU.
im no FSU fan by any stretch but lets face it Mizzou week isnt an EYE catcher requardless of "the benifit".
the Noles on the other hand, would be a weekly classic.
FSU vs USCe
FSU vs Fl
FSU vs Ga
FSU vs LSU
FSU thumping Auburn at Home or away.
Easy math on that one...Mizzu added a TV market, FSU added no TV's....as all VT fans
It's all about the SEC network and subscription rates. We already have UF, Missouri was a new market. Same reason Texas won't get in... much more profitable to add a whole new state like VA and NC.
if mizzou added so many tvs i dont understand why the b10 didnt take them to begin with. i bet even mizzou fans are wondering what the hell they are doing in the sec
I still think ND controls their own fate. Ill believe the committees statement when I see it actually backed by their actions. The playoff is about money and I just can't see them excluding ND for not being in a conference. They bring too much money to the table. I don't like it ,but I think the greed of the higher ups will allow ND to do as they please.
i understand the theory they used i just simply dont agree with it.
you improve your product with FSU playing vs SEC East opponents & you likely get the Mizzou tv audience anyway.
without actually having to take Mizzou onboard.
I agree with this. And I think the SEC eventually caves and grabs FSU even if it ends up irritating UF. The alternative is to allow FSU to end up in the B12. I don't think the SEC will stand by and allow the B12 grab FSU and gain a major foothold in Florida the way the SEC has done in Texas by grabbing A&M.
This post was edited by MrWoodson 13 months ago
And then took Rutgers...Mizzu would have been a better take than Rutgers
Another FSU crybaby... start winning the big games. Like the Hokies FSU chokes. .. then you can beg for more money. .
the Hokies win big games? last i checked FSU has won a lot of big games. VT on the other hand cant win anything of consequence. you dont even play good OOC games with any frequency. weve got UF EVERY SINGLE YEAR. you douches lose to James Madison. GTFO
how am i being a crybaby? our conference is run by a completely incompetent man who screws every other school at the expense of UNC.
swofford jumped the gun and locked us into a LONG ass tv contract for shit money. i dont know why youd even stoop to defending him
This post was edited by phillip740il 13 months ago
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Hey dumb fick. He's a Hoo, I know his name is hard to figure out....congrats on bearing our worst team in 20 years in the last minute
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