I'm not going to agree that the Noles would only be a middle of the pack team in SEC. But, I do agree they should stay in the ACC. One- because I also agree it would make the Gators EVEN MORE annoying, and two- because of basketball. No one seems to be talking about round ball, and I get that it doesn't bring in the kind of money football does, but come on- it certainly brings in it's share of dough and top to bottom the ACC is the best conference in the sport (sorry Big East, too many weaklings on your bottom tier). Obviously being in the ACC has helped FSU's basketball program and I fear a jump to the SEC would serve to stymie a great deal of the progress the program has made.
i think the 'Noles should move to the SEC, i believe if we did move that the university would be able to get the better recruits that want to play SEC football, we may get roughed up for a season or two, but overall in the long run we would improve, and eventually become a national powerhouse again.
Joining the SEC will become a critically needed defensive move for the Seminoles. The PAC 10 is planning to destroy the Big 12 and the Big 10 will do the same to the Big East. The result will be that only the Big East's football dregs will be left for the ACC when it needs to recover from an SEC move to counter the other two 16-team powerhouse conferences. If FSU doesn't accept an SEC invitation, it will find itself in a weakened "northern" conference playing the likes of UConn and BC. That would be a death knell for the program. I, for one, would welcome the opportunity to go to Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa in place of College Park, East Hartford, and Bean Town.
Expand to sixteen with FSU, UM, GT, and Clemson (all have won at least 1 National Championship) and it would consolidate the southeast states to a true SEC.
Come on..."middle of the pack?" Even a down FSU will beat the Volunteers, Gamecocks and Dogs. 2nd place in either division would be guaranteed. Give the new coach 3 years and he'd compete with Florida and/or Alabama. Such a Gator homer...