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Regarding the SEC never taking Clem/FSU/GT based

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Posted: May 25, 2012 10:11 AM
 

on expansion must cover new geography.

-The Big12 took TCU. They already had 3 teams in Texas.

-The ACC took VT, it already had UVA (political circumstances, but who says such circumstances can't occur elsewhere?)

-The ACC took Miami, it aleady had Florida.

-There are more expamples in Conference USA and the Big East


I'd counter by saying that these are different situations

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Posted: May 25, 2012 10:16 AM
 

all of those that you listed had more to do with the conferences strengthing their brand while expansions now have more to do with TV markets and money.


Re: I'd counter by saying that these are different situations

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Posted: May 25, 2012 10:24 AM
 

i would have agreed in years past but its all about the TV now


Re: I'd counter by saying that these are different situations

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Posted: May 25, 2012 10:55 AM
 

which is more appealing to the national market

Clem/UGA or NCSt/UGA
FSU/FL or VT/FL

IMO, they would gain more of a national audience rather than just NC (NCSt) and VA (VTech) markets.


Re: I'd counter by saying that these are different situations

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Posted: May 25, 2012 11:28 AM
 

... and Clemson would bring a pretty nice incremental chunk of the NC market.


Yes but the SEC has said this was important to them

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Posted: May 25, 2012 10:35 AM
 

It may not be as important to the Big 12 and ACC


I don't remember the SEC ever stating this.


Posted: May 25, 2012 11:38 AM
 

I may be wrong, but I think this is just an assumption.

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Re: Regarding the SEC never taking Clem/FSU/GT based

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Posted: May 25, 2012 10:59 AM
 

I dont know why the ACC did it but the Big 12 took TCU for a couple of reasons.

1) At the time we were pretty desperate.
2) TCU is in Dallas/FW and no less than 6 schools have very large alumni bases in Dallas. OU, OSU, UT, Tech, Baylor and KU. For the two OK schools and Kansas, Dallas is the second largest alumni base for those schools. (OU/OSU's largest is OKC, KU's largest is KC)
3) The Big 12 is not making a conference network, eye balls are less important in the Big 12 where as big time prime time matchups are important.


Re: Regarding the SEC never taking Clem/FSU/GT based

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Posted: May 25, 2012 11:54 AM
 

Those conferences (Big 12 in 2011 and ACC in 2004) were trying to increase their brand and bring in quality football.

The SEC already has that. They have UGA, Tenn, UF, Bama, Aub, LSU and to a lesser extent A&M and Ark. That is 8 very strong football programs. The SEC is trying to expand their regional footprint for TV and to have a broader appeal. People in SC already watch SEC football, but people in Missouri or Texas did not.

If the SEC needed to stabilize itself and/or add football first schools, Clemson would be an excellent choice. But at the moment they just aren't what the SEC is looking for.


Since it looks like the SEC wants its own "network", adding


Posted: May 25, 2012 11:55 AM
 

to the geographic footprint is essential and the only option.


Big12 could put a major footprint in the south with


Posted: May 25, 2012 11:59 AM
 

Clemson,FSU,Miami,GT.
That would lock down Charlotte>Atlanta>Charleston>Miami and everything in between.
The majority of the southern population.


That has nothing to do with the cable market. SEC Network


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:08 PM
 

would not be a "stand alone" in a cable package. Conference expansion is all about money, not recruiting. The SEC brand for recruiting is the best in the nation. 7 of the Top 20 in the Rivals recruiting rankings were SEC to only 2 for the Big 12.


Also, even with those 4, the SEC would still be the larger


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:11 PM
 

population base, by far. And if the SEC adds the states of Virginia and North Carolina to the footprint, it's the moon, Alice.


Nobody cares about fb in NC.Adding CU will get you into


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:19 PM
 

NC.Va is not a hotspot like Alabama,Ga,SC,TN


Re: Nobody cares about fb in NC.Adding CU will get you into


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:33 PM
 

We shall see. I know that the SEC is eyeing the states of NC and VA for very good monetary reasons.


Also, clemson in the SEC is just not in the cards. If it was


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:35 PM
 

, it would have been done so last year. The networks have well informed the SEC which teams add value.


The SEC expanded to add tv markets for the SEC network


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:28 PM
 

The BigXII expanded out of weakness\necessity to maintain enough members to have a conference by NCAA rules.

The ACC expanded this past year out of weakness to (attempt to) insure it's own survival if all the dominoes starting falling and the ACC\BigEast started getting poached from by the power conference.

The ACC added BC\VT\Miami to get to the magic number 12 and be able to have a conference championship game. Miami is a national brand and is not just a regional TV market. VT was added because the Virginia legislature strong armed UVA to make it happen. Syracuse was going to be 3rd team.

The SEC moved out of strength and could take the best teams to accomplish those goals.

If this were 1992 and the SEC was looking for 2 teams, Clemson and FSU would have been perfect fits. FSU was offered in 1992 as a matter of fact. This is a completely different landscape.


Re: The SEC expanded to add tv markets for the SEC network


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:34 PM
 

I have a thread down below that tries to explain it.

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Re: The SEC expanded to add tv markets for the SEC network


Posted: May 25, 2012 12:37 PM
 

Some people never learn, regardless.


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