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VTHokie2000

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That is a tough question to answer because it may require the ACC


to make some real sacrifice (hard and tough decisions) which I am not sure the ACC has the guts to make them. However, to answer your question, then I would say the ACC needs to take the following steps.

1. Get rid of a few (maybe all) the private schools with a smaller fan base.

2. Historically good/great programs (i.e. FSU, Miami, VT) need to get good/great again.

3. Add WVU to the conference.

4. Realign the divisions to eliminate the protected cross-division game (if conference has 12 members) or ensure both divisions have an equal representation of state or region (if keeping the protected cross-division game and conference has 14 members)

Example of a 12 member conference
Atlantic: Syracuse, Pitt, WVU, L'ville, UVA, and VT
Coastal: UNC, NC State, Clemson, GT, FSU, and Miami

Note: Each division would be divided into 2 groups of 3 for the 3 cross-division games that would rotate every 2 years.
A1: Syracuse, WVU, VT
A2: Pitt, L'ville, UVA
C1: UNC, Clemson, FSU
C2: NC State, GT, Miami

Example of 14 member conference (w/ protected cross-division pairings)
Atlantic-Coastal
Pitt - Syracuse
WVU - L'ville
VT - UVA
NC State - UNC
Wake - Duke
Clemson - GT
FSU - Miami

Note: 10 conference games with the remaining 6 cross-divisional teams divided up into 2 groups of 3 rotating every 2 years for the 3 rotating cross-division games.

5. Force Notre Dame to join as a full member or kick them out of the conference. It is bad for the ACC's image to be the only power conference with a partial member that directly impacts the 2 revenue sports.

6. Get a deal done with Comcast ASAP.

7. For the next GOR, don't agree to such a long term.

(In response to this post by MrFantastic!)

Posted: 04/04/2021 at 11:38PM



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Give me your ways of making ACC football sexier....... -- MrFantastic! 04/04/2021 08:10AM
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  I'm coming around to this idea. -- HOO86 04/14/2021 8:59PM
  It's simple really. It comes down to a few things -- gman86 04/14/2021 12:05PM
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  Just curious. Why do you say that? ** -- Hokester 04/10/2021 09:34AM
  The attitude of the fan-base was one of gratitude -- goldendomer 04/10/2021 3:28PM
  Unless there is another big change... -- gman86 04/13/2021 11:40AM
  Appreciate the insight. -- Hokester 04/10/2021 6:40PM
  Not in the cards -- TerryD 04/10/2021 01:21AM
  We will see. ** -- Stech 04/10/2021 06:41AM
  The 2020 season had a weird effect -- TerryD 04/10/2021 07:45AM
  Am interested in why you say that. ** -- Hokester 04/10/2021 09:35AM
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  Maybe we could offer ACC championship access to ND -- Truthahn 04/09/2021 5:10PM
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  FWIW there was some talk in the late 90s about the SEC -- VTHokie2000 04/08/2021 12:37PM
  That would have been great* ** -- Millpoint 04/08/2021 12:35PM
  In terms of ACC expansion, the ACC should have added WVU -- VTHokie2000 04/07/2021 11:06AM
  Slow march to irrelevancy. Would take something drastic -- Colonel Jessup 04/10/2021 09:46AM
  The sad truth about ACC football -- Maroon Baboon 04/07/2021 09:07AM
  On target, many folks dislike hearing the truth ! ** -- FLKEYSHOKIE 04/06/2021 8:16PM
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  Tell me how the court case will go ND v. ACC -- TerryD 04/05/2021 08:09AM
  That suggestion is referring to the new GOR -- VTHokie2000 04/05/2021 6:20PM
  15 or 16 years from now? -- TerryD 04/06/2021 12:00AM
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  I think.... -- 2hhoop3 04/05/2021 8:31PM
  Agree and..... -- 2hhoop3 04/06/2021 3:51PM
  You have to distinguish.... -- 2hhoop3 04/05/2021 8:52PM
  The GOR may be a requirement of the contract though -- VTHokie2000 04/05/2021 9:00PM
  I don't think you understand... -- 2hhoop3 04/05/2021 9:17PM
  I would suggest you need to.... -- 2hhoop3 04/06/2021 10:15AM
  It appears we are talking about different things ** -- VTHokie2000 04/06/2021 10:20AM
  This is a tough question -- goldendomer 04/05/2021 10:45AM
  A few things -- Maroon Baboon 04/04/2021 11:10PM

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