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Maybe with the ACC and the SEC both now pretty much owned by ESPN this could happen. I don't mind playing a 9 game SEC schedule, but I do understand the complaints from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Kentucky. Let's hope we go to 4 conferences and start a playoff similiar to the NFL. That way all schools then could play 10 games within the conference and 2 other big time schools in one of the other 3 conferences. Dream on...right?
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Yes that's what I've read before and on this sight. Thanks for the info and thanks for the site.
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Love it, but guessing it will not look like this when all is said and done.
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well guess we will find out $'s per school soon enough. I'm sure they will have to get sponsors and cable partners on board before knowing for sure, but I would still think the updated ESPN deal could be figured out. Either way....great day for both SEC and ESPN. I can't wait!
So what if 6 schools in the Big 12 decided they wanted it out. Could they have a majority vote and end the GOR? Are would those 4 remaining schools get the rights to all of the TV rights? Seems like it would be hard to exist as a 4 team conference.
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Also this is good for Notre Dame. I know most still don't believe they would ever sign on completely to a deal like this (even non football), but the ACC basically told them....Hey we dont' get this done then we go away and then you have 4 super conferences. Notre Dame does not want 4 Super Conferences becuase they will then have to join one. That in turn takes away of off the Irish's power and plus they have to go to a conference they don't want to go too (B1G, Big 12 or Pac 12). They like many know that the east coast is where the population growth seems to be and it's where the Irish wants to be offiliated with. So in the end this is good for the Irish because this keeps the Super Conferences from devoloping and they get to still eat at the big boys table.
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@SouthernBoiSB @mowens75 Yes I'm very suprised that FSU would ever sign this, but maybe they made phone calls and no one was answering. Also I don't think they would ever go to the Big 12 unless ACC went away and they had no choice.
@Seanbo @JB TexasEx 100% agree. This is about ESPN not letting Fox grow anymore. Fox is the one that had B1G go after Maryland and Rutgers. Plus they thought and hoped this oculd break up the ACC and they could get a couple more eastern teams. Not going to happen now and ESPN can hold on to the South and East for football. Plus I think the Big 12 is ESPN and Fox cable. That could be interesting. Remember Fox cable already has Big 12 and Pac 12. Looks like ACC is sticking around and everyone else is stuck with what they have at the moment.
Winners.....ACC, Pac 12 (didn't want to grow anymore)
SEC and Big 12 really are good either way. I think the SEC would love to add a North Carolina/Virginia schools, but ok if ACC keeps them. Big 12 needs a couple schools to add on the east to help with WV trave, but missed out when had a chance to add Louisville as one.
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@SouthernBoiSB @mowens75 OK...I thought I read where the Presidents of all 15 schools had agreed on it. So not signed yet, but will be signed. Apparently something they had for the last several weeks to look over. I wonder how many phone calls went out to other conferences that last several weeks? I bet Slive's and Delany's phones were ringing.
@SouthernBoiSB no because all 15 schools agreed to this deal now.
So does the SEC annouce it's network this week? Still curious how much this is going to be worth to each school.
This stinks! I love this stuff. Actually I still think each school will have a way out of these GOR's agreements. Why would a Florida St or Vinginia ever sign this without a way out? Unlike a lot of the Big 12 schools have other options (Carolina Schools, Virginia Schools, Florida Schools, Georgia and South Carolina shools). I can Carolina schools pushing this like Texas did, but just not convinced how this would ever be good for the others. Guess these folks like stability more than I ever thought. Let's wait and see what happens, but this truly does stink for some of us. Also sure Delany will not be a happy camper if this all goes down. I don't think his master plan was to be at 14 schools. Not sure Slive will be as effected at 14, but I still believe he wants in North Carolina.
@FCDore Yes I'm sure Delaney is a little irritated but not sure he does't have another plan to get ACC schools. I really don't think it was his plan to stop at 14. So it will be interesting to see what happens next. I'm wondering if he's going to regret bringing in Maryland and Rutgers.
So maybe everyone is going after SEC teams now. HA! Just kidding. If this does happen and the expansion craze is over for a little while then I would have to say I'm very dissapointed that the SEC did not get into NC. I would have loved to ended with UNC and Oklahoma. Not sure that was ever possible, but I could always dream.
well I think it will have to be an ESPN deal with the ACC since they have all the rights to the ACC. I could see the Carolina schools pushing this. Also I'm guessing that Notre Dame will not be a part of this except when they are playings some of the ACC schedule. They did just reup the NBC deal. I still believe that these schools would have to have some type of out before signing. They would be crazy not to have something with the way everything is going.
Big news for sure. I'm a little shocked, but maybe something in the GOR gives schools such as Virginia, VTEch and Florida St away out that we don't know about.
Great info and exciting. SEC is doing this right. Can't wait!
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Does anyone else believe that maybe he has Notre Dame in his hip pocket if the tide does change or at least he thinks he does?
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16 will happen, but probably not this year. Actually 18 or 20 might happen. I really thought Slive would have added before the next TV deal, but I guess with the SEC network money will be added if you add new states. I'm still hoping on carolina/virginia schools. I just think when it's all over we end up with V.Tech and FSU. Virginia and probably UNC go to B1G and ACC has a hard time sticking around. I just wonder who makes the first move. My guess is Slive will let Delany go first becuase SEC has more possible options since B1G expects to take only AAU school. I think Slive is pushing for AAU schools, but doesn't have to be. B1G really should take FSU/GTech combo and then add UNC/Virginia.
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