Thursday, May 10, 2012

Daily Discussion: FSU to the Big 12?

Conference realignment seems to never die- but if there are going to be rumors out there, I'm at least glad that they aren't about schools leaving the Big 12.  When news broke this week that the ACC and ESPN had extended their TV deal, some parts of that contract helped fan the flames of Big 12 expansion rumors.  Specifically are the fact that the ACC's deal is worth $17 million per team per year and that the conference's schools do not control their own third-tier rights for football.  This has some people speculating that schools like Florida State may be happier being part of an expand Big 12

So what do you think?  Is it realistic to think about the Big 12 adding the Seminoles?  Would teams like Miami, Clemson, Georgia Tech or other think about following them?  Do you want them in the Big 12?


9 comments:

SBP10 said...

FSU would be a huge addition to the B12, it would be stupid not to pursue them.

Frogger98 said...

It would be nice to see. Plus, I think it would be nice to see the effect on recruiting.

VikingFrog said...

I used to be a huge Nol's fan when I was young. Mainly because I had their starter hat. This would be a huge addition to the B12. It's all rumors now, but I'd run with this one.

SupFroggy05 said...

Who cares about the team... get those two girls in the conference immediately!

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

Judging by the FSU and Clemson Rivals sites their fans seem pretty gung ho about the Big 12. By all accounts the new commissioner is very pro expansion and wants to get back to 12 teams ASAP to stabilize the conference. There is more to this than just making more money through the Big 12's superior tv deal. FSU and Clemson would keep third tier tv rights. However, the biggest thing in the Big 12's favor in expansion negotiations is the elimination of the AQ tag. The BCS revenue is going to be split according to participation in the BCS bowls and the playoff. It won't be split evenly among the AQ conferences. Over the last decade the SEC and Big 12 would have made FAR more money in BCS revenue than any of the other conferences under the new system. With the Big 12 widely viewed as the second best football conference I doubt that will change. If you combine the greater revenue from the BCS, more tv money, keeping third tier rights, and the chance to be in a football first conference, I think that will be enough to make FSU and Clemson at least think about it.

Rabble Rouser said...

I am all for it. Two great programs that would add much to the conference, including stability. Would also give WVU a few semi-natural rivals.

I am slightly concerned with how the divisions would get broken up...

Cro-magnon Frog said...

Rabble, I agree.

If the broke up the divisions I could see us getting thrown in with the east coast teams and we can say good bye to all of those home games against UT, OU, Tech every other year. That would be a shame.

Besides the potential division matchups, I think it would be awesome to have these teams.

Travis said...

Maybe TCU's division:

Frogs, KU, KSU, ISU, Tetch, and Baylor. Would the others go for that scenario?

Frogger98 said...

I think this time around they would split the divisions around UT and OU but preserve the series. Sort like what the Big 10 did with UM and OSU.

I say:

WVU, OU, KU, KSU, Clem, OSU

FSU, Tech, Baylor, TCU, UT, ISU