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It's simple really. It comes down to a few things

1. The ACC schools with "historic" programs need to rise back to that level. Schools like FSU, Miami and Clemson (who is already there) need to get their swag back. This would give the ACC 3 national name legit contenders and make the annual "Clemson vs. FSU" and "Miami vs. FSU" must see TV again.

2. Some combination of VT, UNC (ugh), GT and Pitt need to move into that top group to challenge Miami on equal footing in the Coastal every year. VT would be the best option. (And since this is a Hokie board, let's go with that). That would give the ACC a fourth potential contender, make "Miami vs. VT" must see TV as well AND imagine the ACC Champ game being something few conferences have today - two contenders at the peaks dueling it out (Clemson/VT, FSU/VT, Clemson/Miami, FSU/Miami part deux). Can it be done? Well look at Clemson. While they had some history behind them, they have FAR exceeded their past reputation. VT took that big leap under Beamer why not the next step?

3. The smaller privates need to be more like Northwestern and less like Vandy lol. The ACC does not need Duke or Wake to become Alabama. In fact, that would be THE WORST thing that could happen. They should never see the ACCCG again, along with BC. But they must invest enough to become solid middle-tier programs (like Duke under Cutcliff) and win some decent OOC games and bowls.

Think about the B1G. They have top tier programs: OSU, McChicken and PSU. When they play each other it's must see TV. Their next tier is more than solid: Wisky, Sparty, Iowa on occasion. (Nebraska has fallen off the face of the Earth!) They have their boring bottom too. Does anyone care about Rutgers, MD, Minnesota, NW, Indiana, Purdue? Not really but some of these program have their years and hold their own OOC as often as not.

The ACC does not need to cut Duke and Wake. We don't need another team (unless it's a blockbuster like ND). We simply need the awesome programs we have to be awesome again.

How? Well, that's the trick. It's a combination of making the right coaching hires (Dabo!), better marketing, better recruiting investments, better fan experiences. An all out focus on football. We need to make the 5 ACC games on ND's schedule the toughest part, not the easiest. We get on that track and the money will come.

[Post edited by gman86 at 04/14/2021 12:05PM]

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Posted: 04/14/2021 at 12:05PM


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Give me your ways of making ACC football sexier....... -- MrFantastic! 04/04/2021 08:10AM
  Dump BC, Syracuse, Wake and GT -- Nelsonia Hokie 04/29/2021 2:23PM
  More teams actually means more rivalry games... -- jesuisvtguy 04/17/2021 9:34PM
  How would this look -- Millpoint 04/15/2021 10:00AM
  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
  76 replies and not one like -- goldendomer 04/11/2021 12:27AM
  Lacrosse is financially the most feasible -- mrcaniac 04/10/2021 01:38AM
  WVU is clearly the one to add -- Truthahn 04/09/2021 5:09PM
  Get rid of Wake, Duke, Syr, Lou. Add WVU and USCe....... -- CrystalCoveHokie 04/06/2021 7:37PM
  Better chance ND joins than USCe ** -- wwhokie1 04/07/2021 2:53PM
  I’m not so sure about that...... -- CrystalCoveHokie 04/07/2021 3:19PM
  No, I think we're farther away -- goldendomer 04/10/2021 02:35AM
  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
  Wasn't GT once in the SEC? ** -- EDGEMAN 04/07/2021 4:19PM
  7 ACC games would do it... -- gman86 04/13/2021 11:56AM
  This probably makes the most sense -- Millpoint 04/15/2021 11:45AM
  Maybe we could offer ACC championship access to ND -- Truthahn 04/09/2021 5:10PM
  Not sure ND would go for that -- TerryD 04/09/2021 5:28PM
  Back in 2003 I was hoping the SEC would invite VT and WVU -- Maroon Baboon 04/06/2021 11:58PM
  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
  It is always easy to draw this up on paper, but -- wwhokie1 04/07/2021 3:10PM
  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
  The GOR could end sooner if certain conditions are met -- VTHokie2000 04/06/2021 09:11AM
  Good luck with all of that -- TerryD 04/06/2021 7:07PM
  I won't be surprised -- TerryD 04/06/2021 10:51PM
  No ND is safe. We add to much and ESPN would balk. -- goldendomer 04/06/2021 7:22PM
  2036 is so far out. Why -- goldendomer 04/05/2021 8:19PM
  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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