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Laughable FSU/ACC/Big 12 brouhaha turns presidential, hilarious

In the past 24 hours, and amid rumors of Florida State’s interest in the Big 12, FSU athletic director Randy Spetman pledged his allegiance to the ACC on behalf of the whole of his university...

“We’re in the ACC. We’re committed to the ACC. That’s where our president and the board of trustees has committed to, so we’re great partners in the ACC.”

... only to be undermined by FSU Board of Trustees chairman Andy Haggard a day later...

“How do you not look into that option? On behalf of the Board of Trustees I can say that unanimously we would be in favor of seeing what the Big 12 might have to offer. We have to do what is in Florida State’s best interest.”

...with the undermining continuing -- unwittingly or whatever -- from head football coach Jimbo Fisher...

“There have been no official talks, but I think you always have to look out there to see what’s best for Florida State. If that [jumping to the Big 12] is what’s best for Florida State, then that’s what we need to do.”

...and now culminating in FSU president Eric Barron rightfully undermining Haggard’s quotes with a statement of support for remaining in the ACC...

“Florida State University regrets that misinformation about the provisions of the ACC contract has unnecessarily renewed the controversy and speculation about University’s athletic conference alignment. Florida State respects the views of the Chair of its Board of Trustees that, of course, any university would examine options that would impact university academics, athletics or finances. At the same time, Florida State is not seeking an alternative to the ACC nor are we considering alternatives. Our current commitments remain strong.”

Reiterating, FSU’s president stated that “Florida State is not seeking an alternative to the ACC nor are we considering alternatives while FSU’s board chair and his ilk are unanimously in favor of seeing what the Big 12 has to offer.

What a hilarious, laughable parody FSU has become. Congrats, Haggard, if that was your goal.