Originally posted by drake49er:
Originally posted by pantstickle:
Gators will fight that. Virginia Tech or Clemson could be options, too.
The Gators would fight it but I believe that a total of 4 schools would have to vote against FSU to prevent them from joining. I believe Bama and maybe UGA would fight FSU joining but really can't think of any other school that would deny them. There are way too many factors.
There's probably a couple of reasons to pursue other schools. You've already got the Florida panhandle pretty much under control as far as tv and recruiting, so adding FSU doesn't add anything there. They add prestige, talent, competition, and all that, and they'd make the SEC seem more dominant and look like a bunch of badasses.
Adding Virginia Tech gives you another state for recruiting and ever more tv market though.
You're right, though, there are way too many factors. I think it doesn't really matter who the 14th team ends up being, the SEC will get better either way.