College athletic conferences are always finding new and exciting ways to further screw with the already tortured fabric of college football.
The Birmingham News breaks it down like this:
What if the Big Ten gets even bigger? What if it poaches schools like Missouri and Nebraska from the Big 12 and Rutgers, Pitt and Syracuse from the Big East to expand all the way to 16 members strong?
That could force the SEC to flex its own muscles and go after heavyweights like Texas and Texas A&M to the west and Florida State and Miami to the east.
It's all rumor and speculation now, but there's no mistaking [SEC Commissioner Mike] Slive's warning. He said the SEC will do what it takes to be what it is.
Second to none.
ESPN SEC blogger Mike Blowis in agreement with all but one point
: "Miami would also be attractive, especially with the South Florida television market, but Florida would probably be adamantly opposed to the Hurricanes joining the SEC." Instead, he speculates that Clemson, another ACC team, would be a more realistic target.
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