Article on the ACC trail of tears from a premier conference to where we find ourselves today. I would say it's sobering but it makes me want to drink. All thanks to the great leadership from our self-serving tar hole commissioner and the other football schools blowing it.
The ACC has too many small schools with small fan bases, or fan bases that care more about basketball when football is all that really matters now.
Swofford gets a ton of flak, and some of it is certainly deserved, but I think he was likely dealt an unplayable hand from the get go. The fact that he played it poorly probably didn't change the ultimate outcome - it wasn't going to win regardless.
our market value substantially. If the powers that be had the wherewithal to put the larger, football supporting programs together in one grouping where we all played one another far more often, and put the smaller, less supportive in another (with opps for moving up/down), I feel like we could legitimately turn the corner in TV ratings and national appeal. We squandered a lot of time, opportunity, and interest by keeping with nonsensical divisions that sidelined too many potentially great games every season by chasing one stupid game in December. Scheduling has been where mismanagement has hurt us the worst over the years.