How are FSU-Big 12 rumors affecting ACC recruiting?



How is all the talk about Florida State and the Big 12 affecting ACC recruiting? It’s a dominating topic in world of college football, but are any recruits listening just yet? And if something was to happen with FSU, how would that affect Georgia Tech?

Here’s my opinion. What’s yours? Please post below.

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bill t

May 24th, 2012
1:26 pm

Loran, Whatayagot?

May 24th, 2012
1:33 pm

I don’t think their recruitment will suffer much, if at all. The top players still mostly want to play in the SEC. The SEC has several excellent academic institutions so that helps recruitment. The ACC will continue to be more of a basketball conference.

See Rock City

May 24th, 2012
1:40 pm

FSU’s graduate school is top notch, and the Big-12 academics are strong ( not as strong ), but higher than the SEC on average.

Smart move.

Rubber Neck

May 24th, 2012
1:41 pm

Play little brother to the SEC or to Texas. Take your pick.

Reality

May 24th, 2012
1:42 pm

Hey Loran….Vandy and who else??? The top athletes do no choose to play in the SEC because of academics…

Bo n Luke

May 24th, 2012
1:57 pm

Uncle Jessie said: FSU is just tryin to protect themselves ’cause they can see what’s a comin’ up the road like Boss Hogg after LuLu smeared in white gravey. Gotta be part of the Big 4 or be left behind like Cooter’s self respect.

Jason

May 24th, 2012
1:58 pm

Reality-
Florida and Georgia to name two. A lot of people with good grades, ACT’s and SAT’s that get turned away from both every year. Sure, Vandy is expensive and has snob appeal, but if we’re speaking strictly academics…

Bo n Luke

May 24th, 2012
2:00 pm

…..or Roscoe at speed trap.

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
2:02 pm

I would be looking forward to trips to Iowa State and Baylor.

Bo n Luke

May 24th, 2012
2:04 pm

The World is changing…I fear for College Football’s safety.

UGA Lee

May 24th, 2012
2:05 pm

Who cares about the ACC …. WE WANT MORE SABAN HIT PIECES!!!!

Bo n Luke

May 24th, 2012
2:10 pm

Sabin is the Devil……..begin

GtDawg

May 24th, 2012
2:20 pm

I guess I got to step up to the plate and say something. If the top HS Athletes gave 2 cents about academics then why is it 3 and out for a majority of them? Moving to the Big 12 will hurt Florida St in recruiting.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
2:25 pm

Here’s my opinion. What’s yours? Please post below.

What Exactly was your Opinion MC?

Will not change WHO and What kinds of Players TECH recruits.

FSU has never had much trouble getting recruits from all over but they still can’t win the ACC. So, how will that change playing in the Big XII?

Genius

May 24th, 2012
2:38 pm

I’m a FSU fan, but not real enthused about going to Big 12. If college football is going to eventually have 4 super-conferences, then FSU would be a valuable asset to any of them because they are always competitive, so I say wait until the time comes that you have to choose and go to the conference that is better for your school based on regional location.

UGASlobberknocker

May 24th, 2012
2:44 pm

Why arent they trying to get in the SEC?

Dorothy Mantooth

May 24th, 2012
2:46 pm

Jason, do some research. Start with the college rankings at US News.

McDonut

May 24th, 2012
2:51 pm

How are those rumors affecting recruiting? They aren’t. Because anyone with a brain knows F$U and Clemson aren’t going to the Big 12.

ATL Nole

May 24th, 2012
2:52 pm

Show us the money!

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
2:53 pm

Jason a lot of Students get turned away but not many dumb athletes. The SEC is the Special Education Conference with football teams full of Special Admits.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
2:55 pm

Slobber because UGa USC & Florida are not voting to allow GT Clemson or FSU into the SEC when the chance came up the last times.

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
3:13 pm

UGA, UF, and USCe should join the ACC. Better for basketball, better fit academically, and, in the end, more money. They should want to be a part of an east coast superconference.

nash

May 24th, 2012
3:19 pm

A person smart enough to know is right on one point the teams that share a state with a new applicant can veto their addition to the conference. The thing is I have never caught wind of any thing about Tech leaving the ACC

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
3:30 pm

High Tech UF and UGa but swap VANDY for USCe. Don’t really need USCe other than they play Clemson. Get Notre Dame to make the ACC 18 teams. Now that would be great but ain’t going to happen. I still say the ACC needs to Work on Notre Dame and maybe Penn St.

ToeMeetsLeather

May 24th, 2012
3:42 pm

There was a reason Nebraska, Texas A&M, Colorado and Missouri cut the cord with the “Longhorn mafia”. Be careful for what you wish for “Criminoles”.

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
3:46 pm

USCe to lock up the state of SC. Would Vandy be in the Atlantic or Coastal division? Makes about as much sense as Boise to the Big East or F$U to the Big 12. Another good idea is this from Bradley’s Blog….

David H.

May 24th, 2012
2:36 pm
Add UConn and Rutgers (to own the NY market) and divide into four divisions (featuring two divisions in the NY market):

North:
BC
UConn
Syracuse
Pittsburgh

Mid-Atlantic:
Rutgers
Maryland
Virginia
Va Tech

Carolina:
Duke
Wake
UNC
NC State

South:
Clemson
GT
FSU
Miami

Each team plays the other three teams in its division, then two rotating games from each of the other three division = 9 league games. Then, the top two division champs play in the championship game.

There are two reason for doing four divisions instead of two:
1. Virginia Tech does not want to be stuck in a northern division for recruiting reasons. In a traditional north-south split, they would have 7 games against teams north of them and only two rotating games against teams south of them. With 4 divisions, the have 5 games with schools north of them and 4 games with teams south of them.

2. Choosing two of the four division champs for the title game creates a better opportunity for a more compelling game between highly ranked teams. If the SEC had a similar setup this past season, LSU and Alabama would have played for the SEC title, not LSU and Georgia.

For basketball, each team would get a home and away with each team in its division (2 games x 3 teams = 6 games) and one game against the other league members (12 teams = 12 games) for a total of 18 league games.

Great rivalries, great divisions, great potential. This is the best option for the ACC.

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
3:49 pm

The only change I would make to David H.’s proposal would be to call the Carolina Division the Tobacco Road Division. Probably not PC.

Pitbull

May 24th, 2012
3:53 pm

West Virginia started the trend. I see the Big 12 growing to 16 teams with other teams in the East to pick up the television markets to include FSU, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Miami.

djack0062

May 24th, 2012
4:00 pm

What is the big deal about FSU…another program living off past accomplishments (Notre Dame, Miami, Georgia..). They can only have 80 some odd scholarship players…so the other thousands of players in the world have to go somewhere! On another topic..I love college football but the BCS, ESPN, “RICH” alumni and special intrest groups (including parents) are killing the sport. This fake playoff system they are talking about is nothing but a “sham”. The BCS wants a money maker and the “Big Boys (Bama, LSU, Texas, Notre Dame, OSU..don’t have the “balls” to play or demand a true playoff…why, because they can be BEAT. The only reason “Bama” and LSU played for the title was because they could put asses in the seats and “money in the bank”, Colleges are selling there “souls” for MONEY!..By the way…the mighty SEC (2 semi-pro teams Bama, LSU and the rest). The “rest” can get their behinds handed to them on any given Saturday. I follow The Yellowjackets..and hope they don’t get caught up in this MONEY “bull-s…”. I myself would rather watch the “Gold and White” student athletes play the “game” than the SEC, Big 12, Big 10 and Pac10 “plantation player feeder systems” anyday.

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
4:01 pm

The West Virginia television market is probably huge.

supsalemgr

May 24th, 2012
4:06 pm

HighTech must be on something to get him high. Why in the world would any SEC school leave the SEC for the ACC, even Vandy? There is a reason the talk is always about FSU, Clemson and GT leaving for the SEC, but never any talk about UGA, FL od USC leaving for the ACC.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
4:06 pm

HT……………..UConn and Rutgers are not worth the trouble for FOOTBALL.
West Virginia is a JOKE in the area of Education. Don’t care about the TVs.

Notre Dame and ????????????

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
4:11 pm

Pitbull………VPI worked to hard to get in the ACC to leave and UVa will not leave the ACC Academics for the Big XII so VPI is a no go. Miami isn’t leaving either because of Academics too. Clemson would be stupid if they couldn’t handle WVU they want some of Texas? Not.

Yo

May 24th, 2012
4:16 pm

There is only 3 top academic universities (National College) in the SEC, they are Florida, Vandy and now Missouri. FSU had there chance awhile back to join the SEC. They stay in the ACC….

Yo

May 24th, 2012
4:20 pm

Not….Business as usual

Rick James

May 24th, 2012
4:23 pm

If the ACC expands it can only attract teams from the Big East and Confrence USA when it comes to football.I dont see Vandy giving up SEC football revenue just to become part of a conference with higher academic standings not that its a bad thing.I have a daughter at Vandy and I love going up to their home football games.I cant get excited about going to Nashville for ACC football.But I would be there constantly for basketball.

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
4:35 pm

Rick James…do you drive one of your Bentleys to Vandy for the games or do you arrive in something less conspicuous?

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
4:48 pm

Rick James…do you drive your Bentley to Vandy for the games or do you arrive in something less noticeable?

Rick James

May 24th, 2012
5:00 pm

@HighTech

Rick James…do you drive your Bentley to Vandy for the games or do you arrive in something less noticeable?
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14 MPG on the highway..No way

HighTech

May 24th, 2012
5:04 pm

I didn’t think people who drove Bentleys cared about the MPG. What size gas tank does one of those have anyway? If it’s small, it would mean frequent stops on a long trip at 14 MPG.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
5:10 pm

14 mpg? That is great cause my truck gets 12 mpg, but I am not RICH like Rick James and still take it to the Away games.

Rick likes to drive the Chevette to Nashville. The Chevette has a Bio-Diesel engine and he drives it for free with all the Fryer Oil he has from all the Mickey D’s he owns.

UGA Lee

May 24th, 2012
5:10 pm

Nick Saban was Adele’s ex boyfriend

Rick James

May 24th, 2012
5:17 pm

@HighTech

I didn’t think people who drove Bentleys cared about the MPG. What size gas tank does one of those have anyway? If it’s small, it would mean frequent stops on a long trip at 14 MPG.
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25 gallons..I’m not concerned about MPG around town but driving to Nashville is a diferrent animal.Honestly I’ve never dont it in that car.I drive the car about 3 to 4 times a month so the gas is not much of an issue.I wouldnt have it for daily use..

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
5:31 pm

WHY have a car that you only drive about 52 times a year for the cost of the car? That is just Stupid to me.

Smitty

May 24th, 2012
5:42 pm

Florida…..academic college……..hee hee ho ho. That’s funny right there…I don’t care who you are that’s funny………..

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
5:50 pm

A Bentley is at least $100,000. Divide that by 52 drives a year(not including gas or maintenance) you are paying a minimum of $1923.08 for every trip. Divide that by a 5 year car note it would be $384.62/trip. Sorry that is just dumb IMO.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 24th, 2012
5:56 pm

Smitty…….You are an Idiot and that isn’t funny just sad you don’t know that Florida is a high academic standard University. Florida and Vandy are the ONLY Members of the AAU in the SEC. The SEC will double that number when Mizzou and Texas A&M join.

Smitty

May 24th, 2012
6:02 pm

OOO I must have touch on a sore nerve with a Florida fan. I am so sorry that you think your school is so high and powerful. Your academic requirements for athletics is a low as anyone in SEC. Well….not including Alabama.

Smitty

May 24th, 2012
6:04 pm

And you should be SMART enough to know that.

Rick James

May 24th, 2012
6:04 pm

@A person SMART enough to know……

A Bentley is at least $100,000. Divide that by 52 drives a year(not including gas or maintenance) you are paying a minimum of $1923.08 for every trip. Divide that by a 5 year car note it would be $384.62/trip. Sorry that is just dumb IMO.
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I wrote a check for the car..No five year loan.