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I understand a year ago if people were opposed to joining the SEC, but at this point, what are the logical solutions? It seems like the ACC is going to fall apart, so essentially we sit back and see what happens, or go into the Big10 or SEC. At this point it's not about competing in the SEC, it's about survival of our brand and our football investment.
My stance for the past few years has been to do what's best for the future of the football program to have the best opportunity to get a NC. The ACC could provide that, as long as we basically won out. When you want success, you need to align yourself with those that care about success also. If Swofford's vision was to build around football, then we don't lose bowl tie in's and we make football decisions. Do you think a Chapel Hill run ACC would do that? I didn't see it.
The top conference that shows signs of football investment is the SEC. Sure, we'll have bad years and will likely clamor for "10 wins", but at the end of the day we'll know we are in a stable conference that thinks just like us. I mean, what does the ACC stand for? Maryland is leaving, a charter member that is a basketball school. We have bad bowl tie-ins currently, and 7-5 gets us in the same game even if we win 10 games in the ACC.
Can you imagine being able to tell the 2014 recriuts at our 1st Jr. day " Hey come join us as we will be playing in the SEC next year. " And we better have more than 1 freakn Jr. day!!!
I was just reading up on lesabre, and it seems a lot of them think they are SEC bound, if the ACC implodes...Everybody has sources, and they always say different things. I'm convinced that the SEC wants UNC and VT, but UNC wants to bring UVA. Also feel that the powers that be at UVA would much rather go to the Big, because they wouldn't be losing as many of their core sports like lacrosse, etc...
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