April 14, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Chief Osceola during the first half of the Florida State Seminoles spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE
Last week on the heels of Bob Bowlsby joining as Big 12 HMFIC, the FSU to the Big 12 rumors were flying left and right. DeLoss stepped up and said there was no basis in any of it.
DeLoss Dodds on Big 12 expansion rumors: "I don't think the Florida State-Clemson thing has any basis at all."— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) May 11, 2012
Florida State athletics director Randy Spetman also shot down the rumors saying his programs were "committed to the ACC" and that any conversations about the school switching conferences is pure nonsense.
"We're in the ACC. We're committed to the ACC. That's where our president and the board of trustees has committed to, so we're great partners in the ACC."
Then somebody decided to throw some dynamite around. That man is Andy Haggard.
Haggard is an FSU Trustee and has leapt into the fray with great panache by blasting the ACC and saying he is in fact interested in hearing what the Big 12 has to say.
"How do you not look into that option? On behalf of the Board of Trustees I can say that unanimously we would be in favor of seeing what the Big 12 might have to offer. We have to do what is in Florida State's best interest."
More great quotes from haggard here. Sounds like the Tier 3 set up favors hoops schools, not football, and that has him a bit riled up.
Dan Wetzel added this:
Big 12 source on whether league would be interested in Florida State. "I can't imagine how we wouldn't be interested in Florida State."— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) May 12, 2012
Weeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! Texas to the MAC!
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