- Aug 29, 2011
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I'm going to predict right now, that Syracuse and PIttsburgh are going to be very much unhappy with the moves they made come 2014, and I can easily see them backing out on going to the ACC.
p.s. we'll see what happens. y'all thought I was nuts when the Villanova upgrade talks were dragging out and I said that if Villanova did not make the jump, the big east conference as we knew it would be completely changed by the end of the year, and might be compeltely gone by the end of 2013.
I'm very happy with where I see teh big east conference as a whole, and uconn football going. It was real hairy there for a while. I still need to be convinced that they've really changed their mode of operating over there in Providence, but all signs so far are looking good.
15-25 years ago, you could operate a big time basketball conference without big time football. Not anymore.
It will be real interesting to see where Notre Dame ends up in all of this. There' going to have a hard time scheduling Pac12 and Big 10 teams in a couple years.
If you want to make it difficult for independent programs make it mandatory for every conference game to be play in October and November without exception and all OOC games in September and/or 2nd week of December with the first week of December reserve for conference championship week. I think Pac-12 has something like that but they have exception for ND.
care to elaborate? it would be nice to see, but i can't imagine what would make them want to back out. i also don't think ND will have any trouble whatsoever scheduling whoever they want. the teams they want to schedule will certainly dump their 1AA game or MAC game to play them