This one has more clarity.
“1) Our public officials may not legally talk to the Big12 unless or until they announce they are thinking of leaving the ACC, at which time they must place 10 million greenback American dollars into an ACC controlled escrow account. Just to talk.
2) The Big12 may not officially invite FSU without committing Tortious Interference. Both schools must negotiate all this in private. Unofficially through backchannels. Legally the university President MUST make the comments he is making to avoid a long drawn out lawsuit from the ACC. Remember when two schools left the Big12 for the SEC they went through the same identical charade.
3) President Barron may, and likely does in fact, oppose this move out of a misguided belief it is not good for our academic standing. In the end IF the Board Of Trustees decides to finalise the move, they can make the decision and ignore Barron’s preference.
4) As to insider info: There are in fact dozens of highly-placed sources here close to the program leaking info like water through a sieve. Not just two or three in West Virginia and Baylor. The stuff GraniteNole has linked to here is the tip of a considerable iceberg.
Info is coming from numerous directions. Big donors, former players (not just Brooks) the people covering this program for Scout, Rivals, 24/7 networks. A number of folks on our Insider site here are big time donors to the program and on occasion talk directly to our AD, President, coaches, all in various capacities.
These are folks who’ve been posting on Insiders here for 10/12 years, proven time and again they have direct access to info others don’t have. Folks who knew coach Bowden was being essentially fired 4 months before it happened. There is some disagreement from a few but the general consensus among these people seems to be that the deal is done and has been in the pipeline for MONTHS.”