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Stech

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I agree w/ you guys on all of your post, Swofford's job 1 was to keep Duke


and UNC from stopping expansion. Virginia Tech was who many wanted, but Shalala held the cards for expansion and she wanted Syracuse and BC first. Then when the news broke Bill and Alice Goodwin persuaded shall we say the politicians on both sides that UVA could not vote for expansion without Virginia Tech. Casteen and Steger were not only colleagues, but they had been working years to get Virginia Tech in the ACC. Once Goodwin had Mark Warner and George Allen on board, the vote would not happen without Virginia Tech. Shalala folded as Syracuse because of Boeheim really was having doubts about leaving the Big East. Remember his derogatory comments about eating in Clemson at I believe Sambos ore some restaurant like it?
Certainly Swofford missed some, but he really had no leverage with Miami and FSU tanking. They were our bell cows and exactly why the ACC Championship game was going to be played in Florida. They were supposed to at least have one of them if not both of them. How many times in 17+ years have either one of them or both of them played in the ACC Championship game?

Moving on, the ACC finally got a break as the B1G didn't hire Jim Phillips. The B1G is very very divided right now. We got the bridge builder and not the bridge demolisher guy. Give it some time, but I think the ACC will get back to the promise they had in 2003 when many said they will challenge the SEC in football. You have to have A level coaches and I hate to say it, but right now VT has a C level guy and UVA has a B level guy. Until that changes, we are stuck for a while.


[Post edited by Stech at 04/03/2021 3:07PM]

(In response to this post by VTHokie2000)

Posted: 04/03/2021 at 3:07PM



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