June 11th, 2010 at 3:51 PM ^

An interesting question is whether the SEC has the right to renegotiate contract amounts if it adds a new team to the conference.  If it does not, there is not a big short-term advantage to expanding.  Does anyone know the answer to this?


June 11th, 2010 at 4:04 PM ^

The NC State fans on my street tell me the SEC is an academic wasteland. I believe many schools will stay put in the ACC because of academics. Clemson - maybe.


June 11th, 2010 at 4:06 PM ^

I have to believe that as two football centric schools in a basketball conference VA Tech and Miami would at least consider a move to the SEC


June 11th, 2010 at 4:49 PM ^

I seriously doubt the SEC has much interest in VA tech. I think that they would like to gain in TV market or at least geographical area. VA tech ( or Clemson for that matter) doesn't do either of these. Blacksburg is only about a 45 min longer drive from Knoxville than is Nashville.

My best guess would be Miami and UNC, but that is just a guess based on population and geography.

Alaska Hokie

June 11th, 2010 at 5:31 PM ^

The Baltimore-Washington area is a prime VT media market, and it's one that hasn't been an SEC hotbed before. Miami, on the other hand, has been because of Florida. Miami's alumni base is miniscule, and its pool of fans is mostly limited to South Florida.

If it's smart, the SEC should target a school on the edge of its geographic area, such as Virginia Tech, a Texas school, or someone from North Carolina.


June 11th, 2010 at 5:12 PM ^

OK is in a perfect position to get what they want. They can play SEC and P10 off against each other. I think they make SEC take Okla St. (same deal they are offering P10). To be honest, if you don't care about academics, it's not even a bad fit for SEC. But who really knows until it happens.