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Our BOT just commented on it...we are going to be the talk of the CFB world for the next few months
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or it may last a year. But eventually, it will subside. If i quit, however it will last forever.
Yep, Andy Haggard just absolutely blasted the new ACC deal.
Specifically said we'd be crazy not to entertain other (conference) possibilities, and that he would convey the same message to Spetman and Barron.
Message: come talk to us, Big 12.
Finally, someone with some b*lls.
This is a game changer.
Rhetoric like that isnt said publicly unless FSU is planning to leave.
"Sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." -Kenny Powers
Spetman yesterday: "We're in the ACC. We're committed to the ACC," Spetman said. "That's where our president and the board of trustees has committed to, so we're great partners in the ACC."
Haggard (Charirman of BOT) today: "On behalf of the Board of Trustees I can say that unanimously we would be in favor of seeing what the Big 12 might have to offer. We have to do what is in Florida State's best interest."
I think I know what Jim Smith means on how we're structured wrong. Does anyone in the FSU administration ever talk to each other?
Regardless, kudos to Andy, this needed to be said.
This post was edited by 95nole 23 months ago
Whether you like Spetman or hate him, don't judge him on what he said about being committed to the ACC. He has no choice but to say those things. They all said those things. WVU, Missouri ,TAMU... Its just legalities.
This is VERY interesting, though. I hope someone can provide a link.
It was a free article on warchant. I seen it on my twitter feed.
Indeed front page exclusive interview on ToS. Also said he has received many E-mails since the deal was announced and 95% of them are people that are not happy with the deal.
Thanks. Just read it. Its also interesting that he said "We will explore our options" - paraphrasing. That means the ACC couldn't sue the Big 12 because FSU initiated contact. I see what you did there Chairman....
I love his thought process; although I'm not sure I love him publicizing it.
This post was edited by otown nole29245 23 months ago
acc is committed to basketball. it's obvious when you look at how the nc schools are treated plus the addition of cuse and pitt going forward. football generates almost no money in this conference when compared to the other aq conferences minus the big east. we are unc/duke's bitches.
b12 is committed to football and is second only to the sec over the past 10 years in revenue. i want the sec due to money and being able to continue playing in our region. it just makes the most sense. if i have to choose between being unc/duke's bitch or being texas', then i'll go with the one where i make twice as much money thank you.
"Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
Thank the lord for you, Mr. Haggard!
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death, I assure you, it is much more serious than that."
Farewell and adieu.
I love it when the backbones finally get around to saying something and putting people in their place.
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Agreed. Spetman is a terrible AD btut he needed to tow the company line.
This is why he's Chairman.
He's got stones. All aboard.... train is leaving.
Not to mention Haggard's other gems from that interview:
"It's mind-boggling and shocking," said Haggard. "How can the ACC give up third tier rights for football but keep them for basketball?"
"It continues the perception that the ACC favors the North Carolina schools," noted Haggard.
"With the SEC making the kind of money it does it's time to act," said Haggard. "You can't sit back and be content in the ACC. This is a different time financially. This isn't 10-15 years ago when money was rolling in."
And my personal favorite:
"No FSU graduate puts on his resume or interviews for a job saying they are in the same conference as Duke and Virginia," he said. "Conference affiliation really has no impact on academics."
Lmao, when we leave the Swofford ACC deal will be null and void. Espn will get to renegotiate the deal again for less money imo...Hopefully we make out sweet and get Swoffy FIRED for being a D Bag...
ACC will be nothing without us.
By the way, as a neutral 3rd party living 2,500 miles away who doesn't have a vested interest either way (although I've always had a lot of respect for both FSU and Texas), I don't know why you guys wouldn't go to the B12.
Your direct in-state competitor (UF) and biggest regional recruiting threats (Bama, UGA) are making so much money already (soon to be even more once the SEC tv deal is finalized) that you guys have got to keep up or risk losing the long-term facilities and coaching arms race.
ACC: $17m all 3 tiers
B12: $28m for tier 1 and 2 if at 14 teams including FSU and Clemson with a CCG.
$5-7m for tier 3 for a team like FSU.
$35m is double the money you're making now, and is the kind of $$$ you guys are going to need to compete long-term with your SEC competitors.
Even if the escalator clauses in the new B12 deal are fictional, at the bare minimum, adding FSU and Clemson would be worth at least $4m/ school over the existing deal based on the ACC's new deal.
But FSU, Clemson and 2 others (especially if one is Miami) adding $8m/ school to the deal seems very realistic, given the kind of must-see tv matchups you'd have. FSU-Texas, FSU-OU, FSU- OSU, FSU-WVU. Ditto for Clemson and Miami vs those schools.
Add it up, and on the extremely conservative end of estimates, even if the B12 deal stayed at $20m/ school, the ACC schools would be looking at a $10m/ year difference.
On the higher end, and in my view, a more realistic range, you're doubling your money from $17M to $34M-$35M/yr.
And with the B12 offsetting your increased travel cost as part of the deal, there'd be no downside to it.
And that's not even getting how the new playoff system money is going to be divided up. You guys would be carrying the ACC, which probably won't put a team in a playoff very often unless it's FSU. In a B14, you guys would have someone in every year, as the conference would be viewed on par with the SEC. The difference between getting big playoff money every year vs the smaller amount every year will really add up over the long run,
I don't see how FSU and the other football schools in the ACC could pass this up. I'll be shocked if you guys don't leave.
Great and completely accurate statements by Haggard. The statements from FSU continue to build, 1st the release of the our budget deficit, followed by Spetman's well worded statement on the new deal and followed by BOT members blasting the ACC.
I agree with all this.
And I have a vested interest.
I say good riddance.
Haggard is a boss
First time I've seen something in the deal that is absolutely wrong;The ACC kept the Tier 3 basketball rights, but they sold all the football? That means significantly more money for Duke, North Carolina, etc. That in itself is reason enough to leave.
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