College football's high stakes game of chicken continues. To keep everyone up to date. BearsTruth.com (part of the 247Sports network) reported FSU and Clemson will let the ACC know they're looking around.
Sources out of South Carolina and Florida have indicated the deals have been agreed upon for Clemson and Florida State to notify the ACC of their intent to explore other conferences. Then the two universities will need to submit an application to the Big 12. Big 12 presidents will need to approve the applications and welcome the two newest members.
Then the dominos fall.
They also report Virginia Tech is among Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pitt, and Notre Dame as, "looking at the two seats to 14 to match the SEC in conference size."
Then there's this quote (full audio here) from ESPN's Chris Low on the Paul Finebaum radio show.
Low,'I think we're going to see more conference expansions. I can tell you that the SEC has their eyes on Va Tech.'— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 21, 2012
Not only would Virginia Tech be another quality tradition rich football program in the SEC, but they'd add a new state to the SEC's existing footprint. They could deliver Virginia, and perhaps Washington DC TV viewers to an SEC television network.
Finally, it looks like David Teel caught up with Jim Weaver this evening.
I'm not going to overreact to Weaver's comments. I don't believe he's numb to the situation, and he's a smart savvy guy. Also, I had to remind myself that even though he's athletic director, he's just one of a handful of decision makers.