Tony Barnhart has some really bizarre advice for the ACC in this piece about five steps the conference can take to save itself:
… The ultimate trump card you can play with Florida State is your knowledge that they really don’t want to be in the Big 12. They want to be in the SEC. The SEC is in the process of putting together its own network and somewhere down the road may want to expand to 16 teams. Florida State missed on a chance to join the SEC in 1990. They don’t want to miss out again. Use that chip to buy yourself some time.
I had to read that three times to make sure I missing something there, but, yes, he is suggesting that the ACC should tell FSU to wait until its gets the partner it really wants before up and leaving.
“We’re not at the height of our game right now,” an ACC athletics director told me.
This would certainly cement that.