Old Timer / Unofficial Contributor for 25+ years
- Aug 26, 2011
Academics only matter if it's convenient. This scenario may be crap, but if FSU bolts (which I would guess it would for the right opportunity) and the ACC felt it needed more Florida presence, I sincerely doubt the academics would get in the way. If they don't feel they need USF, then we'll hear all about how the academics don't match up.
All this expansion is about the quality of the brand of the school, not households, not academics (although academics is part of a school's brand). That's why we and Pitt were picked over UConn and Rutgers for the ACC, up to this point. We are way better brands.
Losing Florida State to the SEC would really throw things into turmoil, and yes, the ACC would probably react by grabbing UConn (who I personally would like to leave behind in a deminished league).