VT is in transition right now. Our president is in transition, and will not be making a major decisions and will defer until the new president is hired. The new president will take time to under the University, its strategic plan, financial posture, and programs. ALso, in 2015, the AD has cited that he plans to retire. therefore the new President will select a working group to recommend nominee(s) for the new AD. Then, I would expect the next decision would be by the end of the decade, new hire for football coach, (and maybe new basketball coach)...
VT is pretty much happy with the ACC, and appears any re-distribution of revenue sharing is NOT the big east model, but rather covering all expenses for all conference bowl participants to assure no one comes out in the red. thats fair...VT big thing is collaboration with the membership, true team members, no back room cliques.. and build the ACC version of he research consortium....Also there is good comments from STEECH, that really helps build the ACC brand.
However, in VT strategic plan, a big goal is achievement of AAU status; we expect our partners in the ACC to help sponsor us. If we get it, well we can find new friends and when the GOR agreement is up in 2026 timeframe, we can posture ourselves to take advantage of opportunities.
For joe fan, who thinks tactically, its black or white; and day to day transactions, its simply yes or no answers. However, VT being a billion dollar plus institution is managing it as an enterprise, and hopefully we have leadership that can play the chess pieces very well. IF by 2026, VT may be a 40,000 plus institution with double research than it is doing right now, with vibrant campuses in hampton Roads and Northern Va. The portfolio will be a tremendous opportunity for any conference.