The other thing people are missing, especially with UA is they only have one other acc team and ND. The acc is becoming the premier athletic conference and they want to get another acc team on board.
I agree with you that UA would want to sign us to a deal. The debate is for how much? Some think becuase Louisville is getting 7M a year, Georgia Tech will also get a 7M per year deal? Some think with RA already pulling from GT and going with WKU as their Flagship College team that we do not have levarage with Compainies liek Nike, UA, and Adidas and thus should assume to expect a 1.7M-2.5M deal from UA/NIKE/Adidas. (much like Rutgers signed two weeks ago and WSU signed in the past 12 months)
I have stated that I do not care who we sign with I just want the most money since GTAA has a donor problem (WE LACK DONOR FUNDS that other schools like UGA do not lack)
So here are the facts..
mid-late 2015 RA approaches (M.BOB, or Bobblehead, or Bigfoot) and pitches an extension at 5M per year, MBOB basically says NO, RA goes all in at WKU as their FBS Flagship team along with S. Miss and leaves GT.. We will not be with RA after current deal!
MBOB reaches out to UA about a deal and possible buyout of RA. UA informs MBOB that sales do not support high dollar deal with GT (What I do not know is specific amounts, meaning maybejust maybe UA offerred 3M or so and GTAA and MBOB did that math and it was not enough to buyout and make more than the current RA deal.
MBOB than reaches out to Adidas, who knows what was discussed, Nike offer has not changed (no idiea what that is, but it is lower than UGA current Nike offers, was told similiar to the one WSU signed)
However on this board folks are all in on some big huge deal.... the GTAA / RA relationship has ended, bottomline if we could have found someon to pay us 6M per year we could buyout the last year for little to nothing, however that has not happened, maybe it is in the works, or maybe not. Time will tell!