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ACC commish (doesn't) talk FSU/Big 12

5/17/2012

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby refused to address Florida State by name this week when asked about expansion, but made it clear the issue would remain on the Big 12's agenda, like every conference.

ACC commissioner John Swofford took a similar approach when asked about the possibility of Florida State leaving for the Big 12.

"I don't deal in hypotheticals, I deal with what's tangible. It's what we're doing as a league with the current 12-, soon to be 14-membership league, and we're moving ahead on the basis of that full membership."

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said over the weekend that Florida State should do what's best for Florida State, but at the ACC spring meetings this week, altered his stance.

"We're in the ACC and that's where we're at. I'm not a decision-maker," he said.

Where does it stand for now?

"Florida State's been an excellent member of the ACC," Swofford said during a media briefing Wednesday. "We're looking now at a league that is currently 12, soon to be 14 in nine contiguous states that covers the entire Eastern seaboard that has just extraordinary potential. We've got 14 valuable members and Florida State is certainly one of them.

"It has been, and I would anticipate that it will continue to be, a very beneficial relationship to both parties, which is what it should be."

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