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Lmao they are so screwed.
So much for Miami helping the acc get stronger.....they gonna get raped.
And Shalala will be wearing the dildo.
My first thought as well ... That, and 5 years from now, people will say, "Hey, do you remember when Miami had a football program?"
This post was edited by JimTurkey 2 years ago
USC got 3 years, 25 scholarships, no bowls, no conf championships all because of Reggie Bush. What happens to Miami for this??
With all that is going on & becoming a repeat offender I would think this will be just about within an inch of their life. Not to mention a very good coach becoming radioactive. jmo
I'm gonna say 5 years, 30 schollies, 5 year bowl ban and no conf champ possibility. Adding 2 years to USC's penalty
Wonder if Swofford will add an extra year to them?
If I'm the AD I terminate Golden and save some money. I'm he violated his contract if this is true.
Miami can go on with their scheduled plans to downgrade athletics, per Shalala. This just makes it easier to implement.
So who in the ACC can be counted on to be a dominant national powerhouse?
FSU was, but hasn't been relevant lately.
VT has always been strong, but haven't really shown up in big OOC or bowl games.
Clemson hasn't since the late 80s.
Miami -- OUT.
Still say we need to GTFO of this conference.
*****In making the following point, do not infer that I am advocating staying in the ACC****
However, one of the more puzzling aspects of the ACC's lack of success is that there are a good handful of programs that have the resources to be damn good football programs if their respective fans, Boards, Admin, and AD really went all out for it.
Here are the schools that, in my opinion, have the chance to lead the ACC.
1. FSU. Their biggest fault was that they held on to Bobby too long. It was very apparent in the last 4-5 years of his tenure that the program had dropped off big time. I don't think that Jimbo is even close to the best that FSU could have gotten, but you have seen in just a few short years that he's now recruiting like FSU should recruit every year.
2. Va Tech. They've been just fine, with the exception that they step on their own junk in big time OOC games. I mean, they outgained Michigan last year by about 900 yards, but still found a way to F it up in the Sugar. Va Tech's biggest problem is that while they have been almost second to none in the nation in developing talent, they have been extremely average in recruiting. I think that is a big reason why they hired Shane from SCAR to help in this area.
3. Clemson. We all know what we have in the upstate of SC. Facilities, fan desire to be great, great school, beautiful surroundings, solid history. We discuss us enough already.
4. Miami. Well, this was pre-looming death penalty. Brand, NFL pipeline, can fill up their roster with players within 100 miles of their campus. Miami's biggest problem is that they are a small, private school with a small alumni base that, for the most part, doesn't live in Miami. In order to put asses in the seats, they have to be great. If not, it looks like a Duke game.
5. UNC. This was in the most baffling to me. They have a 65,000 seat stadium, one of the best brands in college sports, are in a state and part of the country that produces mega talent, and have a first class education and campus. In a way, they are probably the conference's biggest underachievers.
6. UVA. Almost same analysis applies to UVA that does to UNC.
7. NC State. Nice size stadium, awesome facilities, fertile recruiting ground, and a fanbase that's not quite as "basketball only" as UNC.
8. I would say that Ga Tech and Maryland have potential.
It's puzzling and unfortunate why the above schools have, for the past ten years, completely dropped the ball in college football as a collected group.
What do they all have in common? No one wants to admit it... but it all comes back to being in the ACC. I don't care if you talk money, SOS, RPI, bowl games, etc...
they are all in the ACC...
That's the only thing you can throw out that binds them all.
When you play in a conference that doesn't care about football, you don't elevate your program.
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