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actually that is what it is. nothing wrong with admitting it. every team thinks that way. you generally schedule one good nonconference team and play the rest in conference. it makes your path to the national title that much harder and nowadays you dont have to schedule like you did in the 80s and 90s to get there. why do you think you see alot more cupcakes on everyone's schedule?
im sure UF doesnt want fsu, and usc doesnt want clemson to join the SEC...but if they were cashcows i believe it would happen. i dont believe the issue was bringing more powerful teams into the conference....heck, fsu and clemson have only been slightly above .500 the last few years. the issue is bigger tv markets imo.
not really. im under no illusion that wed get into the SEC, everyone knows UF wouldnt stand for it. theyd have to be outvoted and UF swings a pretty big stick in that conference. i just want out of the ACC
Quote from: dexmonkey on May 31, 2012, 07:07:13 AMnot really. im under no illusion that wed get into the SEC, everyone knows UF wouldnt stand for it. theyd have to be outvoted and UF swings a pretty big stick in that conference. i just want out of the ACCFSU could have joined in 1990 but Bowden didn't want to have to play Florida, Alabama, and Auburn every year. He said, “I like to win games, and I can’t think of a tougher place to do that than the SEC. Most conferences have got two really strong programs, but top to bottom there isn’t one close to the SEC.” And he still feels that way. Just a month ago he said, “My message would be stay in the ACC. Do you want to win a National Championship at Florida State? You’ve got a better chance in the ACC than you have in the Big 12, or even the SEC. You say, ‘Well, gosh, they’re much stronger in those conferences.’ Yeah! They beat up on each other and you can’t hardly get there. You know what? Florida State, wait ‘til you get good enough to rule the ACC then you start looking for someplace to jump. But my opinion? They should stay right where they are.”
Maybe this will help:http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/the-geography-of-college-football-fans-and-realignment-chaos/The S.E.C.’s interest in Texas A&M becomes easier to understand once you recognize that the Aggies have among the largest fan bases in the country.