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- It kicks Missouri out of Texas. A place they have been recruiting for the last 15+ years.
- SCarolina is the farthest team from Texas. i.e. No threat to our recruiting efforts.
- It's starting to feel like we have joined a conference that wants us to succeed. And will go out of its way to make that happen.
- SCarolina is a beautiful state. Should be great road trips.
This post was edited by JARig 2 years ago
don't jump fhe gun
there may be more that meets the eye
Do share, Captain Harbinger.
I would expect us to start recruiting Texas heavily, with the exception of maybe a quarterback here and there. There is a lot of good talent in the NC/SC/GA area to build a team from.
I'm pretty excited about picking up A&M as a permanent opponent. Should make for some fun road trips to College Station. It'll be a lot more fun than Arkansas for sure. Glad to have y'all in the SEC.
As a new resident of North Carolina, I approve SC as our perm.opponent!
Who is LSU''s permanent rival now??
Spurrier is getting close to retirement, no? And while I was pissed we didn't pursue after Fran, could this be a good thing long term?
LSU's rival is Florida.
Miss St- Kentucky
Ole Miss- Vandy
TAMU- S. Carolina
They're still figuring out the scheduling. I'm guessing it'll be an 8 game conference slate. Play each team with in your division and your permanent rival annually, rotate a team from the opposite division in the 8th slot. That would mean it takes 12 years to see every stadium in the SEC.
Regarding future expansion-- watch out for NC State and Virginia Tech. Neither team is a very good fit in the basketball heavy ACC. Like A&M, NC State would gain to break away from UNC & Duke, the two state programs that garner the most recognition. Virginia Tech with its tradition and success on the gridiron is a perfect fit for the SEC.
The ACC recently implemented huge exit fees (somewhere around $22M, if I'm not mistaken) but with a geographic footprint that included the Carolinas, Virginia and newly acquired Texas and Missouri, the SEC would be able to put together the most astronomical television package imaginable. Dollars would not be an issue.
I don't think the exit ACC fees are insurmountable and you could certainly make the business case for leaving the ACC.
Its more of a process issue. I think it going to be difficult for the SEC to pull a NC ACC team. NC has four ACC teams and I believe that UNC, NCSU and ECU all share one board of trustees. So, NC has a lot of "stroke" in the ACC. Only VA and FL have as many as two ACC schools in the mix.
For the SEC its a matter of breaking into new TV markets (Charlotte and Washington DC). Getting another school in an already existing market is not going to do much for the SEC beyond getting them to 16 schools. Schools like A&M, UGA, UF and SCAR are not going to be receptive to an invitation to an in-state rival to join and can form an effective voting block.
Cant wait to roadtrip to College Station..I have watched several Aggie games on TV in the past....lots of tradition!!....
I've seen Clemson. Great folks. Hearing better things about Columbia.
I dunno Scooter, but I'm hoping that we get to play y'all as the last game of the year.
SEC SEC SEC!!!
I'm in Columbia right now for work. I love this city thus far. LOTS of talent and I'm nowhere near the sports complexes. I'm at the Flying Saucer now. I could get used to things here!
Haha. Oh, come on. They're nice people, just not to Gamecocks.
Love the SC rivalry. My parents live in Myrtle Beach, so it will be great to go up there every other year.
Does this take effect in the 2013 Schedule?
"So you saying there's a chance."............Lloyd Christmas, 1994.
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