Interestingly, ESPN feels the need to post a statement on the ACC broadcast rights agreement. I don’t recall any similar explanation appearing in the midst of last year’s conference shuffling, so what makes this go around different?
“I’m to blame for that, too. I’m the head coach. I’m responsible for our performance,” Smart said Thursday. “I respect coach Chaney a lot, the way he’s handled things with you guys yesterday but also with our players more importantly. He owns up to them with them.” -- AJ-C, 12/29/16