Originally Posted by Saul Too
You say that the SEC isn't happy with 14 as is its a fact, but there is zero evidence of this so far.
Well, are you saying they are not
interested in the Virginia and North Carolina markets for their network? Are you saying everyone is excited
about the model where conference teams do not see each other on the football schedule for years at a time?
Look, there's not going to be an official "We really screwed up going to 14" or "We're actively looking to poach another conference to get to 16" type of statements. You're never going to see a conference admit mistakes or put itself in a position for possible legal suits. So, if you want to believe the SEC is doing cartwheel over the current setup, be my guest. But while you are doing that remember this:
The SEC and B12 split the 80 million equally, they also split the new playoff format equally among the group of five. That means, per school, the B12 is earning more at 10 members than the SEC does at 14. The SEC isn't going to kick members out, so how does it increase its share? Well, if the ACC is "no more", then the group of five becomes a group of four and other conferences will probably expand too, making the per team payout more equal.
I'm not saying the SEC made a mistake in taking MU and A&M. I'm saying the SEC doesn't view 14 as an optimal number for various reasons. In fact, maybe you give me some of the positives for 14?