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Who should replace Maryland in the ACC?

Who Should Replace Maryland in ACC?   20 members have voted

  1. 1. Who should replace Maryland in the ACC?

    • UConn
      6
    • Louisville
      6
    • USF
      1
    • Cincinnati
      0
    • Notre Dame (Including Football)
      8
    • Penn State
      4
    • Vanderbilt
      0
    • Other
      2
    • No One
      0

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Maryland left because they need to find a home within another conference that will be in existence in 5 years- the ACC won't be. If you still have your head in the sand and don't believe there will be 3-4 super conferences and when they tell the NCAA to go fug themselves, come up with their own playoff system and basically become a huge college football monopoly, then you need to get out more.

Florida State and Miami likely to the SEC,

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A sack of dead fetuses would contribute about as much as Maryland did.

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Maryland left because they need to find a home within another conference that will be in existence in 5 years- the ACC won't be. If you still have your head in the sand and don't believe there will be 3-4 super conferences and when they tell the NCAA to go fug themselves, come up with their own playoff system and basically become a huge college football monopoly, then you need to get out more.

Florida State and Miami likely to the SEC,

lol, what?

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Nah, no one else will leave. Not even sure why Maryland left, they're going to get mauled in the Big 10.

FSU has already made overtures for the SEC. Georgia Tech would leave in a second for the B1G. And Maryland will make double in th B1G.

There will likely never be a better chance than now to attract Penn State. Yes their recent history is a negative but assuming all those responsible have been purged from the program the long term prospects are good. Their selection would go a long way to showing the ACC is serious about becoming a strong football conference.

Why on Earth would Penn State willing accept a 50% pay cut to join the ACC?

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Why on Earth would Penn State willing accept a 50% pay cut to join the ACC?

Because it SOUNDS good.

Duh.

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FSU has already made overtures for the SEC. Georgia Tech would leave in a second for the B1G. And Maryland will make double in th B1G.

Why on Earth would Penn State willing accept a 50% pay cut to join the ACC?

The university also needs to explore leaving the Big Ten. It was JoePa who drove that bus, who bulldozed various reluctant boosters and university officials to work to get invited into the Midwestern conference, thus taking the Nittany Lions away from their most important rivals, which are all schools in the east. When Big Ten ADs led a revolt against Penn State being invited, it was JoePa who smoothed things over and made certain his school - the university he for all practical purposes ran as the football coach - kept its invite.

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You might say that this wouldn’t generate as much conference money for Penn State. With the new aligned ACC and the pending ACC TV network, I don’t see a big difference four years down the road when we finally shake the noose of the unfair sanctions of the NCAA and the Big Ten.

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I didn't make the suggestion because it sounded good. If it were up to me, the ACC would still only have eight members.

Like it or not, we all know money is driving conference realignment. The ACC is falling further and further behind the other major football conferences to the point that they are in serious danger of becoming the BE 2.0. A major basketball conference with mid-major football programs getting poached out of existence by wealthier conferences. Selecting UConn or Louisville will not cure what ails the ACC, but it will definitely encourage further defections.

The ACC is likely not the only one worried. ESPN has to be concerned about losing the conference as a meaningful source of revenue if the stronger football members choose to leave for greener pastures. Monetarily the ACC is just not competitive with the other majors, but ESPN will not increase payments without a better product. A "Catch 22".

ND must realize they will ultimately be forced to join the B1G if the ACC disintegrates. If ND meant what they said, that they truly don't want to join the Midwestern B1G, then it is in their best interests to help the ACC recruit PSU. If any organization has the ability to persuade PSU that they would be better off in the long run joining the ACC, ND is it. PSU doesn't belong in a Midwest conference, they belong in the East with many of their traditional rivals. ESPN would undoubtedly be willing to pay significantly more to the ACC if ND and PSU were full members of the conference.

If the ACC's significant financial disadvantage with the other major football conferences isn't eliminated within the next few years, more defections are not a matter of if, they are a matter of when. Money is the stick that stirs this drink, the ACC knows it, ND knows it and so does ESPN.

Is this scenario likely? Not at all, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Not trying will result in BE 2.0.

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Y'all are going to be upset when it's ECU.

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None of that explains why Penn State would want to go from the most profitable conference in the country to one of the most unstable conferences in the country and take a 35-50% pay cut to do so. It makes no sense, especially if you believe your own theory that "Like it or not, we all know money is driving conference realignment."

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Y'all are going to be upset when it's ECU.

Joining the Big East in Football. Looks like it will be Louisville. But it should be Uconn.

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