Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
Are you just guessing Saul, or is there a particular reason you think VTech is going to the SEC?
I have no inside knowledge, but I am reading the tea leaves a bit. The ACC is going to be broken. I see no way around it. There are too many powerful entities working towards it (B1G, SEC, Big 12) for it not to happen, especially considering that it's already been weakened.
There are a million different scenarios, but nearly every one of them involves VPI to the SEC. Might as well start the dominos (actually, Jenga is the better analogy) with the inevitable move first. That severely weakens the conference's football viability.
What school is already deeply concerned with said football viability? FSU. Off they go to the Big 12, likely paired with Clemson (but don't rule out Louisville). In fact, I'd say Louisville goes with FSU first, and Clemson waits to see what the Carolina schools do.
At this point, UNC realizes that the jig is up and starts cutting deals. I don't know why, but I feel like they choose the SEC.
Virginia and Georgia Tech go to the B1G (ever notice how the B1G logo kind of looks like B16?)
In the biggest surprise of all of these moves, NC State joins Clemson in the Big 12. The Big 12 waits a while at 14 in hopes of landing Notre Dame and Duke. Failing that, they add Cincinnati and one of Syracuse, UCONN, Miami,Pitt, Duke etc.