The best version I've seen------
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
I really only see FSU getting an invite to the Big 12 if the non-power schools in that conference demand a conference championship game. They've been sold a phony bill of goods by OU/Texas who have little need for a championship - it's just one more game they can lose late and their name can't recover them - but Oklahoma State didn't make the title last year ultimately because they didn't get a shot at one more quality win. Kansas State will have a similar argument possibly if they beat Texas to end the season.
I am expecting that the desire to stay at 10 within that conference isn't as unanimous as the UT-Austin mouthpiece, Orangebloods.com, makes it out. If Kansas State is sitting at one loss at the end of the year, I think the "plebeians" of that conference are going to start crowing for 2 more teams and a conference championship. In that case, I think FSU gets their exit option from the ACC.
Never ever trust the folks in Austin, 2nd we need the Big Least to survive, so we can schedule their football teams for our strength of schedule equation in the playoffs. We won't get any points scheduling directional state ( I know I'm selfish with my Tide!).
Roll Tide Roll!
Maryland and Rutgers are expected to be placed into the Leaders Division. Illinois then would shift from the Leaders to the Legends Division. Apparently, in the Big Ten, if you lose eight straight games and go winless in the conference, you immediately qualify for legend status.
I think most of our alumni would prefer to stay in a southern conference. UVa remains a deeply conservative school and I think there's a very real reluctance to tie our fate to a bunch of midwestern universities. The logistics are awful, the travel would be a nightmare, and we'd be playing against teams we don't give a damn about. We're an academic school and I don't think we'd ever seriously compete in SEC but I'd rather that then spend my years watching Ohio State pummel us. Besides, we could preserve our baseball team if we go south.
If I had a pick, Tech would wander off to to the Big 12 and get back to burning couches with West Virginia. Then we could join the SEC with UNC.
http://www.sbnation.com/college-foot...ce-realignmentIn the midst of another round of college conference realignment, Virginia Tech Hokies athletic director Jim Weaver has revealed there could be interest in Blacksburg in joining the SEC some time in the future, which stands in contrast to his repeated denials in the past. Weaver's comments were first reported by Fox Sports Radio's Kyle Bailey via his Twitter account late Tuesday.
Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. -- Gaius Julius Ceasar
If you keep reading, one of his follow up replies states this:
No, I'm saying that there's no begging needed. Sounds as if there's a standing offer(from the SEC)
I have asked him for where he is getting that information, I will let you know when/if he responds.
You will suffer through one of two things in life, either the pain of discipline or the pain of disappointment - Nick Saban
If they have to say they're interested, we're probably not. Just sayin