Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Virginia Tech talking SEC?

Hokie AD's SEC comments cause fit to hit Twitter shan
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And then there’s Jim Weaver.  The Virginia Tech athletic director, normally not one to verbally shoot from the hip, preferring to keep his athletic department’s cards close to the vest, caused quite the Twitter stir late Tuesday night with comments that may or may not have been taken out of context.

During a weekly call-in show on 101.7-FM in Southwest Virginia, Weaver was asked, David Teal of the Hampton Roads Daily Press wrote, “whether he thought the SEC would contact Tech if it wanted to start its own network.”

“I really haven’t thought about it because the discussion has just come about three or four days ago,” Weaver began, before adding, “I’d like to defer my comment for right now, but there may potentially be some interest.”
Things that make you go "hmmm."

Weaver quickly walked back his comments, saying that he was misinterpreted and taken out of context, but what he said couldn't been any clearer and you can't unring such a loud a bell.

Virginia Tech has long been thought to be a good fit for the SEC, in geography, demographics, media markets and style of play in football. With the conference realignment bug going epidemic again, the SEC is sure to be a player for bigger programs seeking a sense of stability and the ACC's media deal looks kinda pekid when compared to the SEC.

This bears watching.

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