If true, it irritates me. I haven't heard about the part that the SEC made it known a VT application would be looked at favorably. Three things that annoy me about this:
1) The ACC was on the verge of ruining our existing, so why would we want to go there if there if a better conference is willing to welcome us?
2) We are a football school. It was obvious even then that the SEC was the premier football conference, and that that gap would increase.
3) I despise having had to go the political route to get in the ACC. I didn't like having to depend on UVa to get us in. I am not mad at UVa for basically being willing to destroy our existing conference, but I don't feel a sense of obligation to them either--same goes for the ACC at large.