Certainly not me! Ok, Marc... I'm an FSU alum, so let me add my horrendously biased perspective on the ACC expansion:
[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote [/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]Also, the ACC's moves were done with no concern as to what they would do to college football as a whole. The other conference shifts have little effect on the overall stability of the NCAA's structure.
It was precisely the moves that the ACC noted were happening across the country that led them to expand. They are simply repeating the steps initiated by the Big XII/Southwest conference many years ago (all ya'll Texans can jump in here any time.) The SEC was already pretty big, but adding Arkansas (not State!) and the USC Chickens helped them round out the twelve team roster needed for conference divisions and a conference title game.
Enter the BCS and the move to mega-conferences. The ACC simply saw the writing on the wall and decided to follow suit. Now, because it's truly "all about the money" they are by no means pure as the driven snow. There were hard decisions to be made, battle lines were drawn, smoke-filled back room deals were made, and all that. There were TV market considerations to be made (the Northeast, are you kiddin' me??) and, as you implied, the North Carolina schools balked because they saw the watering down of one of the premier basketball conferences in the country.
It's simply another chapter in the signs of the times. The FSU message board was an interesting read this summer as it all unfolded. There was a pretty even split amongst the "for" and "against" crowd and even more division about who would we "have" and who would we "have not." It's kinda sad, but certainly not evil.
Oh, by the way, except for my Seminoles and their schizophrenic quarterback, every ACC football team won their bowl game.
Politics aside, it's been a lot of fun to watch NCSU, Maryland and Virginia's programs grow and win. I was even a little smug when Clemson beat FSU in Death Valley this fall. Here's to an uneventful offseason for everyone's favorite team until it's time to tee that tater up again.