We have seen the arguments on the net, one is Texas will eventually bolt, not hardly they are locked in with a guaranteed waiver of rights for television money. If Texas left they would forfeit TV money for 13 years, scrap that one. Texas will make 45 million in TV and radio money next year and FSU is looking at 13 million and has a 2.5 million dollar deficit.
Texas can play Texas Tech, Baylor, and TCU without leaving the state and a big rival across the border in Oklahoma. Yeah I expect them to cut and run, leave the big 12 any day now.
In the SEC, PAC 10 and Big 12 and Big 10 48 teams will make more money than FSU next year providing this move is not made. Under the present set up FSU would lose in the area of 100 to 120 million by remaining in the ACC.
The Big 12 has a TV deal guaranteed to be financially competitive with the top football conferences in the NCAA for the duration and it could go to 28 million with FSU and Clemson aboard. Some estimates place the monetary value at a high end 35 million for FSU throwing in TV rights. Yeah those rights the ACC gave away in negotiations. The ACC from what I see doesn’t bother to even go into any detail with FSU and some other schools on what decisions they are about to make. Swofford is an incompetent. His son works for Raycom and that is part of the tier 3 problem. It is a family affair. How long are schools outside the Carolinas willing to be treated as second class citizens. Not only is football not recognized as being the money makers for the conference, the more viable football schools have no control over the conference.
The Big 12 has enough schools who are football oriented that should guarantee it cash bonus checks for playoff berths, FSU and Clemson throw some extra weight into this area.
Most people do not realize that the University of Kansas made more money than Missouri, Nebraska and Texas A&M. It is building a brand new basketball arena and is strong in this area. They are not the drain people make them out to be. If FSU and Clemson were in the big 12 now, it would give them 8 teams in the top 25 as opposed to the SEC having 6 in 2012.
Iowa State University is building a brand new training facility right now. Baylor is building a brand new stadium, KState and KU are making major improvements in facilities right now. What is the ACC doing in this area, anybody heard?
Oh wait I just thought of something the ACC is busy, busy fouling up schedules so rivals don’t play each other and travel longer distances to play meaningless games. There will still be no north and south even with Pitt and syracuse. It is great to maximize those travel expenses. Who needs rivalries anyway. Save those for basketball.
Everyone knows what happened last year, FSU played OU and then faced Clemson next and Clemson was coming off the Auburn game. Great scheduling there I tell you. This doesn’t happen much in basketball where the marquee schools are pampered. Unfortunately FSU was the ACC champion anyway.
It is better to play the big conference games early in the season so one or the other is eliminated early, we don’t want to build too much excitement here. Throw in Thursday night games early and often. Nothing like playing Boston college on Thursday night in a sleet storm.
I think everyone knows about the officiating and Mr. Cherry. Nothing is done after Fisher sends reel after reel to Swofford outlining the poor calls by ACC officials and these are the officials the SEC will not allow on the field for their games. Why do these people still have a job? Even TV announcers who are not the sharpest knives in the drawer have commented on this on the air!