Florida State president Eric Barron spoke to the Tallahassee Democrat about the email he sent out Monday on FSU's potential move to the Big XII or staying in the ACC. Here are some quotes:
"I tried to let them know that this is a complicated issue," Barron said.
"There are definitely some people who said, ‘Don't comment. Just ignore it all,'" Barron said. "But I made a habit of whenever alumni write to me, to write right back. Of course, I think a lot of people in the university are frustrated this gets so much attention and all the terrible things that have happened to our academics on campus get so little attention."
"At least half of the emails I'm getting are saying that this $2.9 million is too much to give up," Barron said. "This was my attempt to explain that there are a lot of factors to consider. You have to realize all the travel costs that would come in the Big 12. We don't have to fly to every game now in the ACC. We would have to in the Big 12. With the costs there, it may not be as big an advantage as others might think."
He goes on to say that he is very much open to exploring all issues and that everyone needs to keep an open mind. And he is absolutely correct that much of what the Big XII could offer, and which teams might come with, is completely speculative.
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