The ACC is going to stay at an 8-game schedule, with the requirement that a school also play an additional game against a team from the power five conferences, or Notre Dame.
BREAKING: Swofford announces recommendation to play 8 conference FB games + 1 vs group of 5 or ND, starting in 2017. Final vote Thursday.— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) May 12, 2014
Swofford on division format and cross-division rivalries: As of now, no changes.— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) May 12, 2014
Swofford: Eliminating FCS games was discussed, but there's no new recommendation on that.— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) May 12, 2014
Jimbo on FCS games: i don't think it's bad to have 1.how are u helping CFB? you still have david v goliath & you can develop younger players— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) May 12, 2014
This does not impact Florida State, because it already plays Florida on an annual basis. Jimbo is also not against playing one FCS game per year.
One unanswered question: Can an ACC team schedule an ACC team not appearing on its schedule and have that satisfy the requirement?