Just for fun...
I picked ACC because we among at least some schools that have similar outlooks about the proper place for athletics in the college landscape. I am old enough to have witnessed the last few days in the SEC. It was constant confrontation and a clashing of philosphies that are compatible. It would be that way again. As an aside, do you see the value of propaganda with the World Wide Leader? I almost snickered watching the baseball selection show. Now the hype is that the SEC is the superior baseball conference, too. With ESPN owning the SEC network, how long before all will be convinced they are the dominant basketball league, too? That jackwagon, Big Ben McDonald actually spewed the analogy that playing in the SEC was like making straight A's taking advanced courses, and playing in the ACC was like getting straight A's taking regular courses. Both are good, both are straight A's, but of course one is just better.Just for fun...
I have to disagree with the notion that we'd get stomped in the sec. I think that our recruiting would benefit so much that we would close the gap with better sec schools. I also think that the sec knows this and its why they haven't extended offers to in-state rivals. I doubt georgia, Florida, and South Carolina are eager to find out what would happen to their end-of-season games if they lost their conference advantage... In fact, I'd be willing to bet that even very mediocre teams like Missouri and Texas A&M would automatically compete due to recruiting perception.... Oh, wait.I picked ACC. This is just my opinion, but if we were still in the SEC, we'd likely get stomped. We simply cannot compete with other SEC schools in terms of recruiting mostly because of the way they do it over in the SEC (which I hope Tech never stoops to to that extent). I also just don't think we fit geographically with B1G
We were a member of the SEC from 1933 to 1964, 32 years. We have been a member of the ACC since 1979, 36 years and counting. Historically, we are now more aligned with the ACC than the SEC.SEC for historical and tradition reasons primarily.
This is false. A lot of kids that fit this description end up at factories every year. Remember the kid Brandon Thompson we wanted so badly that ended up at Bama?We would benefit from recruiting as the low end academic has plenty of schools in sec, while the middle and upper only has Vanderbilt.