Few things here.
1. You're assuming ESPN is a healthy business with a strong future. I'm not so sure this is the case. They have an old business model tied down to many contracts related to cable tv subscriptions. The way they operate, much of the know how of the employees there is related to...
There's an interesting angle though, and it was discussed in the video I linked a little while ago. It seems that ESPN really is playing puppet master behind all of this.
As far as Penn State to ACC, that would work to their advantage quite well b/c B1G is tied to Fox Sports. It would be a...
I'd rather PSU come to ACC. If they are added and ND joins them, suddenly ACC is sitting pretty. Solid Football teams, solid basketball teams, and that way small schools don't get left behind (assuming B1G declines, but doesn't implode).
According to John Borton, Michigan rivals site editor, ACC going hard after Penn State
Also in the video, claim mutual interest between B1G , GT and UVA. B1G seems to be trying to get UNC and Duke as well (AAU members all 4).
I think we are at an inflection point program wise.
We have been rid of that program killer in MBOB. We have a replacement AD who loves this place and is fully committed to the success of the program.
HC wise, we have a guy who really also loves this place and wants to be here. He's...
Another reason Tech hasn't faired well over the last decade is that even some of our own fan base bought into the negative angles given by outsiders to bring the program down. This led to a dramatic reduction in program funding internally over that time span in relation to the rest of CFB. It's...
I hate this, but honestly in the grand scheme of things it doesn't change much. Even if conferences merge, your still only playing a limited percentage of that conference in a year. Schedules for the most part (keyword most) wouldn't change all that much unless pods are implemented.
Then to the...
Let me ask you this, what would the sec be without Nick Saban and Urban Meyer. Without those two individuals, their highlights are suddenly not as flashy. What goes up must come down, what was at the bottom won't stay there forever (Clemson).
The sec will struggle once Nick Saban leaves (look...
B1G without Michigan is like the acc without FSU, it would be a big blow. This is even more true if you're thinking next several decades.
As far as natural rivals go, ND would be/is a great rivalry for them. I'm sure others would mature over time as well.
Yes but what can acc get if psu or Michigan joins acc along with nd. That could bring in some serious money.
I think Michigan fits the acc better than most schools. Decent academics, good basketball, good football. I know they are also pretty tired of the b1g's love of Ohio State.