I've been on the fence about it frankly. Two schools of thought, one I agree tech in the sec does probably knock down whatever stronghold they have on va. On the other hand, Fla got Harvin and Bama got Sims, so they know when VA has a good one and when to come cherry pick. I would like to think the tech in the sec would elevate their recruiting, let shane beamer whose been at miss st, tenn and south carolina get back down there and pull some more sec southeast 4 and 5 stars. He already just got a GA 4 star DE recently since he came back from usc. Buuuuut, the downside is the actual games. We go from the catbird acc seat to the murders row sec. One side of their conference could rival a max acc in vt, fsu and miami. I think we could hold our own just fine, but the domination and 10 win season deal we've come to almost expect, would be over.
The problem if we don't go is do we want to stay in an even weaker more watered down acc? I don't. If FSU and CU leave, we'd prob have to go grab a Pitt and UConn. Then Maryland bolts for the Big 10 as the dominos fall, then the acc has to go get either wvu or syracuse, or even rutgers. Then who else does the big 10 add? The sec, the pac whatever? What is THE number for these megaconf's? Thats the question. And like I said a long time ago, this was inevitable. One, the schools are sick of the ncaa, and are tired of sharing their money when they can form these confs and do it themselves (and keep more money). The other domino is Texas, and that blasted TV network they are dying for. They almost started armaggedon last year on the pac whatever headfake. Now, TexasAM is super ticked, as having an equally ravenous fanbase, doesn't like UT pulling the strings. So TAM wants to go to the SEC, take their ball and go elsewhere. Then its been rumored FSU has been talking to the SEc for months. That USC doesn't want CU in, being in the same state.
With VT, the word is they've already said no. They cherish the academic nature of the acc, and don't want to be the school to rip apart the acc. True or not i can't be sure. Either way this is inevitable. Its gonna get down to whose most proactive. The acc has a blueblood in john swofford, and he's a terrible unc lacky. Asleep at the wheel mostlikely. The SEC is already being proactive, which means the big 10 will jump. And you already know the pac will go full press. I just hate for all the old rivalries to die, b/c you can't play everyone in that big of a conf. Plus I worry about how and where vt falls in the new landscape.
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