Syracuse and Pitt to the ACC. Great move for hoops. Meh for football. I guess both fit the footprint about as much as Boston does. It does make it less likely that UNC, Duke, or NC State jump, since this has the feel of an under the table ask and ye shall receive deal. Swafford is either working to hedge because another ACC team (or two) is about to jump or has decided being the first poacher is best for keeping that from happening.
- It sure feels like TCU might go looking for another place to go. If the Big East loses their BCS spot, the Big East is the WAC East, but with far less entertaining football. Call it the EAC. Nothing pretty for TCU to play for. Not that this season is helping them. It does give them reason to start talking with Kansas, KState, Houston, Missouri, Iowa State, SMU and Baylor to try to save the Big
- If the Big East dissolves, does Notre Dame shop for another Hoops deal? Not to say the Big East would die as a Hoops conference, but it sure would look different if any more of the football schools leave.
- Would Notre Dame join a conference? Does anyone but NBC and 5 million Catholics in Chicago care?
- Does this open the door for WVU to the SEC or Big 10? If you think getting to Fayetteville is tough, you are going to love getting to Morgantown. But they do sell beer at the stadium.
- When do Texas and the Oklahoma schools move? Yes, there has been talk and authorizations, but nothing will come from them until they have a dancing partner booked in ink. If those three schools, and to a lesser extent, Texas Tech, say they are in a holding pattern, what happens?
- Any chance Texas A&M end up anywhere but the SEC? I'm not going to try to guess what happens in the SEC, since my little brain can't get around the possibilities, but this is one that is going to happen. Right? Anyone?