I think he means weakest, as in most easily poachable. I don't see it that way. I think the ACC is every bit as solid as the Big Ten or the SEC as far as member loyalty. It's the Big XII that will continue to be picked apart.
I know there are many who say John Swofford is being pushed around by the likes of Slive and Delany, but I wouldn't underestimate Swofford if I were them or any other BCS conference commissioner. He seems passive aggressive to me.
"You start a conversation you can't even finish it
You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed
Say something once, why say it again?"
- David Byrne