Special to the Pigskin by DocHoliday2
Known to you as Seminole!
I am not an insider on any board but when the discussions began concerning FSU to the big 12, I called this on TN. I mentioned this sounds like a done deal. Why you may ask? You don’t have to be an insider, common sense will work here every time. For FSU not to push this button you would have to assume the administration is totally incompetent and does not realize the shenanigans taking place within the ACC. This is an assumption I did not make.
This should be evident to all, as one can look around and you will notice that FSU has began scheduling Oklahoma. FSU has a defensive coordinator who is the brother of the Oklahoma coach. Chad Morris the Clemson offensive coordinator is formerly of TCU, now a Big 12 member. Dana Holgorsen the WVU coach was the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. Perhaps he knew he would be going back to his former league! Sometimes you just have to know how to read the tea leaves. Things like this have long term implications and do not just happen overnight. Bear in mind also that FSU president Barron is a former Dean at Texas. He watched Dodd operate for years and probably understands five card stud. He is playing this role to the hilt with indications he wants to stay in the ACC. Don’t believe a word of it.
Derrick Brooks is not the only former FSU player who is indicating this is a done deal, information is streaming on the net now days, all you have to do is take a look around. The recently retired head of the FSU BOtT, Andy Haggard called the new ACC contract outrageous. What else do you need to see? Things said by FSU president Barron have been used by various ACC adherents to try and avoid reality but bear in mind he is saying what the only things he can say at the moment and they are very similar to what we saw from Missouri and Texas A&M during this process. All of the leaks are calculated.
Barron is forced to say these things at present to avoid a lawsuit. To legally speak with the Big 12, both Clemson and FSU must place 10 million dollars into an escrow account. Consultations with boosters will be a necessity. This will not be done before June 15th when the Big 12 meets under Bowlsby the new commissioner. Bear in mind the FSU president works for the BOT and he will do as he is instructed to do and there is little doubt what he will be instructed to do.
The ACC refused to allow Clemson and FSU to keep 50% of their bowl money. That was a deal breaker. The bluff was called and now Clemson and FSU are set to reap the financial jackpot of anywhere from $24 to $27 million, per team, including the BigXII championship game. This does not even include the champions bowl nor the negotiations for third tier rights.
Anyone who has not figured this out by now, all I can say is if your clearasil is not working, try something else or jump into a discussion that might be easier for you to follow. The discussion now should not be if FSU will leave, but what will it be like in the Big 12 and how the divisions will be drawn up. The ACC is finished as a serious conference and now it is time for those teams that have been marooned to look for life boats.
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