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The University of Maryland is in serious negotiations to join the Big Ten Conference, sources told ESPN.com...
This should propel us out
Please any higher power wiling to listen, get us the hell out of the ACC. Unfortunately I have no confidence in the people in Power to get us out. I hope like hell I'm wrong
This is worth watching for FSU fans ... Mainly to see if Maryland can figure out a way around the $50 million buyout. This could set a precedent for just how much teeth that thing has.
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I would take Louisville over Uconn anyday
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By the way, Under Armour CEO/Maryland booster Kevin Plank is cashing out $65 million of stock. ACC exit fee is $50m. http://bit.ly/T38yAT
...you were saying?
Extremely foolish if that is the idea he has. It kills their negotiating leverage (which I think is quite high based on the punitive and unenforceable exit fee argument) by the fact that the ACC knows they have more than sufficient cash in hand to pay the full amount.
"It's not the SEC conference vs. the ACC conference," "It's Florida State vs. Auburn." --Lamarcus Joyner
This isn't great news, not only because Maryland is leaving, but because Rutgers was the school I wanted the ACC to pursue as a 16th team if we ever convinced Notre Dame to join in football.
UConn replacing Maryland is completely unacceptable. The ACC needs to put the full-court press on Louisville ASAP before the Big 12 expands to add them. They're the only decent football program that would be left.
If there was ever a time the SEC could get us on the cheap, it is now. If not, hope the Big 12 wants a piece of the southeast market. Because.... GT and FSU is looking pretty right now if the Big 10 wakes up and starts eating teams.
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No FSU needs to get the hell out of the ACC.
Not happy they're getting out before we do. At all. Hopefully this motivates the SEC or Big12 to do something to counter the B1G and we can get a helping hand out of here.
I don't disagree, but that's not entirely up to us (FSU). Someone has to want to take us.
Plank is not paying that. He cashed out because capital gains taxes increase from 15% to 39% in January.
A big piece of our pending financial crisis.
The Big 12 would take us in a second.
NoleReb this is directed at you. There is no way any team wanting to leave the ACC would actually have to pay the $50 Milliion. Especially if they do it in the next 1-2 years
Well, that would be interesting.
I think the Big 12 SHOULD want us, but they had a chance to make a move this past summer and opted to pursue the Notre Dame pipe dream instead. It's not a foregone conclusion.
And I'm not worried about the $50 million, either.
Our President has no intention of changing conferences. End of discussion.
I agree -- FSU needs to be looking to move quickly at this point.
SEC/Big 12 both are equally desirable...
Problems with "ACC powerhouses"... (as I see it):
Clemson = Peaking over last few seasons. Currently our biggest recruiting threat. Head coach is pretty good....Offense much easier to stop with time, so will generally perform worse in bowl games. Recruiting kids to area is hard, undesirable location... (peak possible season = undefeated, with likely bowl loss)
Miami = Became a powerhouse because of cheating and violating NCAA rules... Coach has some potential. Unlikely to return to "power house" status, without cheating... Murder/crime rate make area undesirable to send college kid... but city may be popular with some inner city kids (peak possible season = 2 loss minimum)
Virginia Tech = Became a powerhouse due to Mike Vick and fantastic DL recruiting.... DL is still consistently good, but Beamer's offensive scheme is consistently terrible, short of a single play-maker taking the game over (vick style)...rural area, terrible mountain weather, undesirable for most southern athletes (peak possible season = 2 loss minimum)
Georgia Tech = Dependable for 1 good year out of every 4... in which their gimmicky offense looks good vs. non-top 25 defenses... Gimmicky offense is easy to prepare for with time, so unlikely to be successful in bowl games. Murder/crime rate make area undesirable to send college kid... but city may be popular with some inner city kids .. (peak possible season = 2 loss minimum)
This post was edited by FsuFanForever 17 months ago
We've finally been seen and appreciated for our location. Instead of having the SEC beat us about the neck and shoulders with the fact we dont "bring a unique market" now we can hear the Big 12 talk about how we get them into the Southeast in a big way. Notre Dame can still join the Big 12 right? They can play 5 ACC teams and work out a 6-7 game schedule with the Big 12.
I hope the Big 12 adds FSU and Louisville. Louisville would then be a big enough job to keep Charlie Strong so he'd stay there most likely. He has a good brand developing there and his connections and efforts in South Florida will really pay off over the next 4 years as Miami enters sanctions. Then after 2015 the Big 12 makes a move to get Notre Dame and Clemson.
How do you know this?
I agree but my biggest problem with the ACC is they are making decisions based on what benefits the basketball schools the most which is something FSU will never be
The fact that you apparently believe Dabo is "pretty good" but have been a vocal opponent of Jimbo blows my mind.
Not positive he really knows 'for sure', but ffnole's stance certainly makes sense for anyone that has been paying any attention whatsoever to this song & dance routine over the past couple of years and where our Prez has continuously stood within that time period.
He was one of two presidents to vote against the $50 million buyout and was pissed it was that high. If he had absolutely no intention of leaving why would he vote against the buyout?
This post was edited by Dan86 17 months ago
Sounded to me like we were just a year ahead of the schedule, but that was before the 50M fantasy buyout/ND bullshit. No idea where things stand now.
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