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When Maryland decided to move to the B1G....

I thought UConn was the most logical choice but ....... today, not so much. How things can change in five to ten years. As for Louisville, the ACC's "all about academics" reputation was thrown out of the window. I realize that FSU and Clemson wanted another decent football school and didn't want to travel up to Storrs, CT, so Louisvile got in. UConn won the BEFC championship in 2007 and 2010, so their football program wasn't that bad during the years leading up to Louisville's addition to the ACC. I still wonder if WVU didn't already accept a Big 12 invite if the ACC would've picked them instead of Louisville. Cincinnati would've been a better choice over Lousiville according to the ACC metrics at that time. Maybe it's true that FSU and Clemson were seriously considering leaving the ACC at the time Maryland jumped off the ACC ship? I also believe that Louisville's slick talking snake oil saleman (AKA AD Tom Jurich) had something to do with the ACC's decision.

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Posted: 10/02/2021 at 4:26PM


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