Conference Realignment?

Both the B1G and SEC would love to have that market.

Things can change. School politics can be messy, especially when they invite state politics into the room.

However, I've heard UNCs board prefers the SEC to the Big Ten. I initially thought UNC would prefer the Big Ten and the research giant they are creating but that's not what I'm being told. UVA/VT are already tied together. UNC and NC State will likely get tied together shortly. I think there's a chance the SEC comes in and takes all 4 of them to expand their footprint into VA and NC. I don't think the Big Ten values UVA/VT because Maryland already covers the DMV market for them. Likewise, I don't think the SEC values FSU and Miami as much as the Big Ten does.

Last comment - Watch out for Clemson over the next 4-8 weeks. They're going to become more aggressive behind the scenes to make sure they don't get left behind.
 
Things can change. School politics can be messy, especially when they invite state politics into the room.

However, I've heard UNCs board prefers the SEC to the Big Ten. I initially thought UNC would prefer the Big Ten and the research giant they are creating but that's not what I'm being told. UVA/VT are already tied together. UNC and NC State will likely get tied together shortly. I think there's a chance the SEC comes in and takes all 4 of them to expand their footprint into VA and NC. I don't think the Big Ten values UVA/VT because Maryland already covers the DMV market for them. Likewise, I don't think the SEC values FSU and Miami as much as the Big Ten does.

Last comment - Watch out for Clemson over the next 4-8 weeks. They're going to become more aggressive behind the scenes to make sure they don't get left behind.


Still wish I could sit the boards from these schools down and have them explain the logic of the agreement they signed off on, with the ACC.

'So let me get this straight, everyone agrees to this insane buy out of 50 million. And to have ND as a non football conference member, and to divide payments from bowls etc in this wacky tier system. And then the presiding document that controls all of this will never be available in its totality electronically. But only in 1 written form that will ever more be housed only at the ACC HQ. And if you want to view it. You have to sign off on who all will be coming to view. Which will be no more than 3 people at a time. No one can bring any kind of electronic or recording devices with the room with them. The school asking to do so will pay for there to be legal representation from the ACC to be with them at all times while viewing the establishing document. The ACC gets to choose whom they use for that legal representation. And any notes taken of any kind will be cleared by said legal representation before it can leave the room. And you cannot quote more than 1 sentence or so depending on the clause in those notes.'
 
Still wish I could sit the boards from these schools down and have them explain the logic of the agreement they signed off on, with the ACC.

'So let me get this straight, everyone agrees to this insane buy out of 50 million. And to have ND as a non football conference member, and to divide payments from bowls etc in this wacky tier system. And then the presiding document that controls all of this will never be available in its totality electronically. But only in 1 written form that will ever more be housed only at the ACC HQ. And if you want to view it. You have to sign off on who all will be coming to view. Which will be no more than 3 people at a time. No one can bring any kind of electronic or recording devices with the room with them. The school asking to do so will pay for there to be legal representation from the ACC to be with them at all times while viewing the establishing document. The ACC gets to choose whom they use for that legal representation. And any notes taken of any kind will be cleared by said legal representation before it can leave the room. And you cannot quote more than 1 sentence or so depending on the clause in those notes.'

It really is bizarre. I don't think they're going to be able to hold FSU to it. My guess is there will be a settlement. The big question is how much will it cost FSU (and others) to leave the ACC?
 
Miami has a lot of support inside Big Ten circles.

If FSU becomes number 19, I think it's very likely Miami FL would become #20

Update: Florida State and Clemson are making the most moves behind the scenes to get out of the ACC and are having indirect talks with the Big Ten. I'm not confident enough to say they are definitely going to end up in the Big Ten but I think it's more likely than not. No idea on the timeline on when FSU and Clemson will settle with the ACC. But when they're available, I'd expect the Big Ten to move quickly.

Big Ten still likes Miami but Miami hasn't done the work that Clemson and FSU have done and there are questions about their ability/willingness to pay a potential settlement with the ACC. The Big Ten will move quickly to get into the state of Florida and Clemson appears to be making themselves available with FSU.

UNC is having a lot of internal problems. There's a lot of politics between the state of NC, UNC and NC State. I don't think they're ready to make a move. I know the SEC really values them and I think the Big Ten does as well. But you have to be available.
 
Update: Florida State and Clemson are making the most moves behind the scenes to get out of the ACC and are having indirect talks with the Big Ten. I'm not confident enough to say they are definitely going to end up in the Big Ten but I think it's more likely than not. No idea on the timeline on when FSU and Clemson will settle with the ACC. But when they're available, I'd expect the Big Ten to move quickly.

Big Ten still likes Miami but Miami hasn't done the work that Clemson and FSU have done and there are questions about their ability/willingness to pay a potential settlement with the ACC. The Big Ten will move quickly to get into the state of Florida and Clemson appears to be making themselves available with FSU.

UNC is having a lot of internal problems. There's a lot of politics between the state of NC, UNC and NC State. I don't think they're ready to make a move. I know the SEC really values them and I think the Big Ten does as well. But you have to be available.
Looks like southern BBQ is coming to the B1G.

Now we need some Texas BBQ along with Texas chili @TechRaiderRider

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