Originally Posted by Mr. Plow
While I don't see the SEC wanting Duke, it's not necessarily about the football product they would bring. The move into NC is about TV's, period.
Ummm, no. People in NC are close enough to SEC country they can watch games almost at will. They won't shell out extra dough for an SEC Network or watch more SEC games because Duke is there. I am willing to bet Duke's fanbase for their football program is not that high either. If the SEC wants the NC market, they need to bring in a school that will actually be of interest to those in NC, and almost any school there does that from a FB perspective more than Duke would.