My impression is that much of the leadership that has been hired over the past 10 years or so have had educational or experience backgrounds in AAU schools or the equivalent. That would seem to be placing VT more securely in the orbit of the ACC, not the SEC. As for myself, I am a little bit intrigued by the possibility of the SEC move. I think it could be done and still preserve dedication to academics--- the public Vanderbilt, so to speak, with a state university fan base.
I have heard from some coworkers (WVU guys) that the Big 12 is looking at FSU and Clemson about possible membership. If they jump I say we definitely go to the SEC. I personally would prefer the SEC anyway because our increased recruiting and revenues would make us more of a power in our home recruiting area.
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