Just my personal thoughts and opinions.
The SEC does not want to move farther west or add members from states that are currently represented. What the SEC would like to do is move farther east, and what better way to do that than by strengthening the BIG XII and weakening the ACC with the planned bowl game matchup?
So it is time for NC State, UNC, UVa and VT to either fish or cut bait. None of them had better not wait too long to decide because there are only two empty spaces left on the dance card.
NC State and VT would be my first two choices. I see them fitting our "profile" more than any other "available" ACC teams. They are state schools with colleges of agriculture and on campus stadiums. OK, but NC State's is close enough.
No doubt it would be a tough move for both schools. All public North Carolina colleges and universities operate under one system and everyone remembers all the legal maneuvering that took place to get VT a seat at the ACC table. However, it could be done and much like Texas A&M they both could stand on their own rather than being associated with other instate schools.
I just don't see UNC leaving Duke and I just don't see the SEC taking both. I think an offer will extend to one school each from North Carolina (with Duke being the third choice) and Virginia. Although I don't like the idea if worse comes to worse I could also see Maryland getting an invite to reach 16 teams.
Thread: Slive's Move is Brilliant
Sat May 19 2012, 01:03 PM #1
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Slive's Move is Brilliant