With the back and forth regarding Texas A&M's possible jump to the SEC,
there is one more piece of the puzzle worth considering.
If the Aggies do make the leap, who would be the primary target for spot No.
The popular belief is that SEC expansion would first involve an increase to
14 teams, then eventually finish at 16. Because the shrinking Big 12 and
their displeasure with Texas and the Longhorn Network, Texas A&M leaving
would not be a huge shock. But once you start to look at candidates for that
fourteenth spot is where things get messy. According to a report in the
Palm Beach Post, the rumors of Florida State making the jump as well are "
Tom D'Angelo cited a source close to FSU who confirmed that the discussions
are getting more serious. D'Angelo also writes that the other candidates
being mentioned for SEC expansion are Clemson, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, and
Some believe that Florida would try to block the Seminoles from joining the
SEC, and South Carolina would do the same for in-state rival Clemson. Adding
the nearby foe to the SEC presents all kinds of new recruiting challenges,
after the Gators and Gamecocks have been able to use the "all-mighty SEC"
card in years past.
The Florida State-SEC rumors have swirled before, and when the Seminoles
were owning the ACC it seemed like the program was too big for the
conference. But Florida State, seeking their first ACC title since 2005,
sputtered for a big in the last half-decade. Still, with head coach Jimbo
Fisher at the helm there is a buzz in Tallahassee again. Seminole fans
believe that they have big-time college football right in their backyard.
You know who else has big-time college football in their backyard? The SEC.
A Florida State exit would be a crippling blow to ACC football, as would
Clemson or Virginia Tech. Clemson and Florida State hang their hat on
success from the 1980's and 1990's, while the Hokies have dominated the
conference since their arrival in 2004. From the national perspective, these
are some of the teams that give the ACC clout. Losing any one of them to
the SEC would send the conference into an unexpected scramble to keep their
membership at 12 teams for the ACC Championship Game.
【在 S*******r 的大作中提到】
如果要开拓市场，那FSU确实不能带来什么，不过so what? 主要的市场来自于Fox和
就看FSU敢不敢jump into the jungle
【在 f**********n 的大作中提到】
: 据说florida不反对，确实也没什么道理反对，现在FSU在ACC recruiting已经这样了，