Money talks, gentlemen.

Umm… ACC coaches?  About that nine conference games schedule you guys just shot down?  Don’t get too comfortable.

3. The nine-game conference schedule will come up again: The coaches shot down the idea and this time the athletics director went along. But in two years the ACC will have to renegotiate its television packages and, like all conferences, it will be looking for a raise. The TV boys have told all the conferences that if they want more money they need a better inventory of games over the entire schedule. The coaches will remain adamantly against it but next time around it may not matter.

“We were against adding a 12th regular season game and you see how that turned out,” one coach said to me.

Good point.


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