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I guess I missed that

Every conference and every team has what I call a gadfly. They have always been around and will be, well, likely forever. But they are easy to spot for what they are. They never say anything sane or for that matter, anything interesting.

Contrast that to people on this board that are interesting and sane and from time to time, go off roading into "Big-12 is going to die" or "Texas is going to join the ACC" or "put in whatever sounds dumb to you."

Few things ever change regardless of how logical that change might be. Neither the SEC or the BIG can grow any more without some serious juggling. If either went to 16 it would grossly upset an already wobbly internal system. They each have to weigh just how much it would have to be worth to go through all that transitional pain to bring in #15 and #16. Outside of Texas, no one brings enough, not even Oklahoma.

There is a danger in going to 16 for any conference as the MWC showed. The pull to break away with 8 members when things don't go how you expect is pretty strong. While it is logical to have 4 16 team conferences tied to a national play off, if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. I would say it is never going to happen at this point. Everyone can live with the current set up.

2023 through 2026 will see media packages drastically altered, if they exist at all as they currently do. I think it more likely that individual schools will form their own packages and the various media networks will pay a one time fee to the respective conference when a game comes along that they want to broadcast. No more paying for a conference for a vast sum only to see that conference hit hard times. No more scheduling a hot game now only for it to be a dud in 3 years.

There was and still is some degree of debate that the ACC, Big-12 and Pac-12 are a bit wobbly. They each have pretty serious flaws and all could use a re-work.

The Big-12 has an incredible media package but they lack 2 members. That gives them that stupid CCG issue. Fix that and the Big-12 starts to fall into the BIG and SEC category.

The ACC has a botched media package and leadership that is suspect. The Notre Dame deal is bust too. No real conference should make that deal. If the ACC could take a page out of the Big East playbook and find a way to shed two teams and drop back to 12 it would be a huge step forward.

The Pac-12 has a time zone problem and nothing is going to fix that. It is the cause of their terrible media package and when combined when the vast footprint, they are all they are going to be, the number 5 P5 conference. Even when they have an incredible team, it does not translate to an incredible conference. One could argue that Clemson is like that right now for the ACC - incredible team is a ho-hum conference.

(In response to this post by TerryD)

Posted: 01/21/2019 at 5:31PM


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BIG 12 title game dumped by FOX -- SoCloseHokie 01/16/2019 09:14AM
  What it means is -- Millpoint 01/19/2019 10:20AM
  That is all it means -- M-I-C 01/21/2019 11:16AM
  I guess I missed that -- M-I-C 01/21/2019 5:31PM
  You lost me on a couple points -- EDGEMAN 01/22/2019 08:37AM
  And so? -- M-I-C 01/22/2019 4:36PM
  ACC is using ND as much as they using ACC. ** -- SoCloseHokie 01/23/2019 09:59AM
  Every AD is loving it -- mrcaniac 01/23/2019 11:37AM
  & it eats them alive. ** -- reestuart 01/24/2019 1:37PM
  That is OK. I was born/raised 25 miles from WVU. -- TerryD 01/22/2019 6:30PM
  More -- TerryD 01/22/2019 12:00PM
  Lots of links but just one more -- TerryD 01/22/2019 12:02PM
  So glad it worked out the way it did -- Millpoint 01/22/2019 12:31PM
  The Dude is a dud -- Millpoint 01/21/2019 3:01PM
  I believe -- Millpoint 01/21/2019 1:45PM
  The value of the ESPN package -- M-I-C 01/21/2019 2:08PM
  Nobody is leaving the ACC until 2036 -- mrcaniac 01/21/2019 9:28PM
  Penn State almost left the B1G for the ACC? -- Millpoint 01/22/2019 09:43AM
  That's what made the B1X so mad at the ACC... -- EDGEMAN 01/22/2019 10:21AM
  I'd like to see info on PSU leaving B1G... -- Millpoint 01/22/2019 10:44AM
  Ask and you shall receive -- VTHokie2000 01/22/2019 11:21AM
  Thanks for posting -- Millpoint 01/22/2019 12:15PM
  Maybe. Maybe not. -- VTHokie2000 01/22/2019 12:17PM
  Right there. -- M-I-C 01/22/2019 4:38PM
  Yep something is going on -- Mercury 01/18/2019 07:29AM
  Wvu is interesting..... -- SoCloseHokie 01/18/2019 07:39AM
  Lets keep pushing in that direction! ** -- EDGEMAN 01/19/2019 11:48AM
  WVU may have to look to the AAC ** -- TerryD 01/18/2019 11:08AM
  That's death of their program ** -- SoCloseHokie 01/18/2019 11:08PM
  I know you’d love this -- Millpoint 01/19/2019 06:14AM
  Not really ** -- SoCloseHokie 01/19/2019 10:46AM
  Three Facts -- Millpoint 01/18/2019 8:20PM
  Yep. ** -- goldendomer 01/19/2019 09:31AM
  100% correct ** -- CrystalCoveHokie 01/19/2019 12:19AM
  You got to wonder if Holgerson saw this ** -- SoCloseHokie 01/18/2019 08:43AM
  Holgy -- Millpoint 01/19/2019 08:05AM
  I think he was on thin ice with the boosters... -- Mr. Touchdown 01/18/2019 10:39AM
  His problems were many... -- M-I-C 01/18/2019 5:37PM
  This is why ACC Network is so important -- Mercury 01/17/2019 07:48AM
  Wonder if WWE has anything to do with this -- mrcaniac 01/16/2019 2:46PM
  Championship networks and times -- mrcaniac 01/16/2019 2:53PM
  I could see the AAC CCG get bumped to noon ABC -- VTHokie2000 01/16/2019 2:57PM
  Disney won't do that -- mrcaniac 01/16/2019 3:13PM
  Which games would generate more ratings? -- VTHokie2000 01/17/2019 2:56PM
  Advertsising was sold in the spring for the game -- mrcaniac 01/17/2019 3:23PM
  On the list of who Disney wants to be happy -- mrcaniac 01/17/2019 10:01PM
  I don't disagree with the pecking order -- VTHokie2000 01/17/2019 10:23PM
  The buzzword everyone hates, Synergy -- mrcaniac 01/18/2019 1:58PM
  We will never agree on this and that is fine -- VTHokie2000 01/18/2019 2:11PM
  Also acc is a strategic. Partner -- Mercury 01/16/2019 5:02PM
  Probably for ESPN2 and ESPNU or at noon. -- HOO86 01/16/2019 1:24PM
  C-USA is on CBSSN -- mrcaniac 01/16/2019 2:55PM
  New Contract -- mrcaniac 01/16/2019 3:21PM
  Even newer contract -- mrcaniac 01/16/2019 3:26PM

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