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HOO86

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Never would have believed all of that took place had I not lived it.


As a huge fan of the ACC in the 1980s, it was unimaginable to think what took place in 2016 with ACC football was even a remote possibility. To watch this league go from what it was in 1990 to what it is today with FSU killing everyone in the 90s, to absorbing most of the Big East, to the Notre Dame arrangement is nothing short of incredible. That article captures most all of it.

The part about missing out on Penn State in 1989 because the ACC was asleep at the wheel I still question. It was somewhat of a miracle to get FSU away from the SEC. I don't think Joe Paterno would have looked at the ACC like Bobby Bowden did, an easy path to the championship. I think Joe Paterno would have looked at the ACC in 1989 as a basketball league full of southern hicks, and he would have run from it. The Big Ten was an established northern football conference, and they would have won out anyway. He's not alive to ask today, but that's my speculation.

Great Article though. Worth the read.
[Post edited by HOO86 at 11/03/2017 6:01PM]

(In response to this post by mjfhokie)

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 6:01PM



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How Football Saved ACC article from ACCSports.com -- mjfhokie 11/03/2017 08:53AM
  The '80s were the Golden Age of College Hoops. -- Maroon Baboon 11/04/2017 12:35AM
  WVU will be fine -- Millpoint 11/05/2017 12:29PM
  I'd love to have you guys in the ACC. -- mancunian 11/06/2017 11:03AM
  At this point, I wouldn't care either. -- Atlee Hokie 11/15/2017 12:32PM
  Please explain -- Millpoint 11/03/2017 8:23PM
  The Big East was a disfunctional conference. -- EDGEMAN 11/03/2017 7:45PM
  Re: The Big East was a disfunctional conference. -- FLKEYSHOKIE 11/03/2017 8:02PM
  That’s my general thought too. -- EDGEMAN 11/05/2017 8:43PM
  Re: That’s my general thought too. -- Millpoint 11/07/2017 11:23AM

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