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This from SB Nation
" In the midst of another round of college conference realignment, Virginia Tech Hokies athletic director Jim Weaver has revealed there could be interest in Blacksburg in joining the SEC some time in the future, which stands in contrast to his repeated denials in the past. Weaver's comments were first reported by Fox Sports Radio's Kyle Bailey via his Twitter account late Tuesday.
"I really haven't thought about it because the discussion has just come about three or four days ago..." (cont.)
— Kyle Bailey (@TheClubhouseKB) November 21, 2012
"I'd like to defer my comment for right now, but there may potentially be some interest." - Jim Weaver on "Tech Talk Live" @sth_hokie
— Kyle Bailey (@TheClubhouseKB) November 21, 2012
Also, from earlier in the day:
Weaver: "The answer to that is, Dr. Steger and I meet about once a month...and we will be ready for whatever comes in the future" #Hokies
— Ty Hodges (@STH_Hokie) November 21, 2012"
This post was edited by Cory Fravel 17 months ago
Weaver is former associate AD at Florida
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We need to get the presidents and ADs of fsu,vt,nd,usf,gt,wv,pitt,miami to join our ad and president in creating our own conference lol
Certainly this will be interesting to watch.
I'd be certain at least half the existing ACC teams are working the phones and looking for a soft landing should the ACC start to implode further.
Jody Whitt | Clemson 247Sports
I don't know how close we were to leaving the ACC this past summer. All the "pundits" claiming it was a done deal kind of make it hard to believe anything coming out right now regarding Clemson (the Dude's latest claims). IMO, Clemson needs to find a new home. Barker recently said the the ACC has stability and things look bright with the addition of Notre Dame. Now Maryland bolts and VT is potentially flirting with the SEC. Things don't exactly look stable and I doubt ND ever becomes an ACC football member. ND eventually joining as a full member is the ace card the ACC hopes it has laying face down on the table. If they renew a contract with NBC, they have no motivation to join. If any other teams leave, ND will likely back out of partial membership; which will effectively kill the ACC. The problem is that the ACC needs ND more than vice versa. They can join any conference they want or be fine staying independent.
Everyone is pointing toward VT and NC State.
But neither of those is the real prize the SEC seeks. The prize, and remember, this is all based on conference footprint and TV money, is UNC.
Would UNC leave? Well, nobody thought Maryland would.
If it looks as if the ACC is crumbling, you'd have to think UNC would not want to be left in the dust, or pushed to the side by NC State. And if you're the SEC, you'd much rather have UNC than NC State. Much bigger national brand.
So to those who think NC State, I really think they're missing the overall.
If NC State and VT are leaving (or trying to leave), that means the ACC is dissolving. In that case, UNC would realize it's time to make a move. And if you're the SEC, knowing that, you make a run at UNC.
The other thing is that UNC fits in with the Big Ten academic model. Something to remember.
To me, UNC is the school to watch in all of this.
You are exactly right Keith. I've been saying that since this spring. UNC is the key. The SEC wants UNC, much more than any other school.
I think it's entirely possible the SEC could offer UNC and VT. Don't be surprised if the SEC doesn't offer UVA either. You can say what you want, but on the whole, UVA is more of a cash cow than VPI.
One of two things could happen:
1. SEC offers UNC and either VPI/UVA, and they accept.
2. B1G offers UVA and UNC.
Don't bet on the SEC automatically going after VPI and NCST. They SEC footprint is strong. If they can't get UNC, they may offer CU/FSU to keep the B1G and B12 out of the south, and Florida, inparticular.
UVA and UNC fit better academically with the Big Ten than the SEC obviously.
But historically, UNC has played most of the SEC schools (all the way down to Florida) a lot in football. Chapel Hill is only 8 hours to Gainesville. and within 8 hours a half dozen SEC schools.
Gonna be interesting to see how it all shakes out -- especially how it all impacts Clemson.
First of all, thank you for not limiting posts to Cemetery Hill subscribers only, it's much more fun this way. Second, I have enjoyed the birth of the rivalry between Clemson and FSU and I don't want to see it end. Of all the ACC games, including Miami, I look forward the most to the Clemson v FSU game. It's ALWAYS a good game no matter the team ranking. You all broke my heart when you came to Doak and won on a last second hail mary pass in the endzone oh about 7 years or so ago...I forget exactly when. Our game battles and our recruiting battles are the things rivalries are made of. Wherever Clemson ends up, I hope we end up as well just so we can continue to play each other. Tailgating at Clemson rivals the tailgating at any SEC school, and the game atmosphere is up there with the nations best. I don't know what is going to happen to FSU or Clemson, but I hope that our rivalry is preserved. The difference between the way I feel about you and the way I feel about Florida is that I HATE the gaders, I just want to beat you really, really, really, badly.
Glad to have you. I think FSU and Clemson will be together. It's brewing in to a great rivalry.
well said Nole, I love the clemson/fsu rivalry. There was a moment there that it took the place of the ganmecock rivalry. I hope we never lose that rivalry same thing with gt
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