MoJames knows me from another place and asked me to come tell you what fools you're making yourselves out to be. No one from the ACC is leaving to join the Big XII. I'm a Carolina fan and still have love for Mack Brown, so I'm glad that you guys didn't end up shafted by the conference disappearing entirely, but you're embarrassing yourselves with this "pie in the sky" absurdity that the Big XII has somehow gone from flat-lining to now being so desirable that teams from other BCS conferences will jump ship. Yes, you got West Virginia, but that's only because the Big East was completely dissolving as a football conference and every other conference WVU would rather be in turned them down first. The Big XII accepted WVU when other conferences turned them down because you guys were desperate and you don't care about academics.
That's really a big part you're missing in all this obsession with TV money. Sure, TV contracts matter a lot and have been the driving force behind conference realignment, but university presidents still place enormous value on academic prestige. Notre Dame in particular is incredibly snotty about their academics and would never even consider joining the Big XII for that reason alone. The Big Ten & ACC have that in abundance, and its member institutions greatly appreciate being in conferences that have such prestige. Meanwhile the Big XII is probably the worst academically of the BCS conferences now, and that does matter to your endowments and alumni donors.
Thirdly, you're hilariously overestimating the value of Tier 3 television rights in other parts of the country simply because they're so valuable in Texas. You guys are crazy about your college sports, in part because there is absolutely nothing better to do out there, so those rights carry a lot more value than in other parts of the country where people actually go outside or have activities that don't involve watching men's volleyball on the school network. Clemson & Florida State wouldn't get much for their Tier 3 package, which is why Raycom has always been able to license that so cheaply. The notion that anyone in other parts of the country can immediately add $15+ million to their bottom line simply by joining the Big XII is absurd. ACC schools have no interest in the Big XII at all. Notre Dame has absolutely no interest in the Big XII at all. Let it go.
Basically, you guys need to stop making asses of yourselves by speculating endlessly about which schools you might be able to get into this botched abortion of a conference. As noted, I am legitimately glad that you guys didn't get completely screwed by the feckless cowards at TAMU & Missouri, but just be happy that your conference still exists and stop this nonsense that you've somehow gone from nearly dissolving to suddenly being irresistibly attractive to other universities. That level of delusion is pretty sad, even considering that there's really not a lot to occupy your time this time of year unless you're still in the NCAA tournament or following spring training in Florida or Arizona.