Miami football: How the ACC, Big XII and SEC 10 plus one could breakdown

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That could lead to Virginia Tech playing in Arlington against Alabama instead of TCU. It’s a tough situation for the ACC, Big XII and SEC commissioners to have to make. From a safety standpoint, it makes more sense to keep TCU close to their own campus but it creates an issue in the plus-one format.

Miami football and Texas Tech seem the most logical for two reasons. Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt was at Miami from 2008-2011. Lubbock and Coral Gables while over 1,600 miles apart are both in the South and based purely on speculating how the three conference commissioners might want to match teams could be a good fit.

That leaves Duke, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Wake Forest in the ACC, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and TCU in the Big XII and Texas A&M in the SEC. Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher previously coached against Syracuse and Wake Forest annually when he was in the ACC.

A matchup between Fisher’s Aggies who are on the rise and Wake Forest and their innovative offense led by head coach Dave Clawson would be intriguing. Where the game would be played would be open for speculation. Like the previously matched up teams if the plus one schedule is instituted it’s clearly all about money.