Miami Hurricanes AD Dan Radakovich gives thoughts on ACC future

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes athletic director Dan Radakovich spoke to ESPN in an article written by Andrea Adelson and David Hale looking “Inside the big-money battle that could decide the ACC’s future.” The article was partially in response to a comment from Florida State Athletic Director Michael Alford regarding revenue sharing.

Alford said, “At the end of the day, for Florida State to compete nationally…something has to change moving forward.” Alford and Clemson AD Graham Neff who succeeded Radakovich with the Tigers posed the question recently “Is it time revenue distribution within conferences, or at least the ACC, is done differently.”

The Miami Hurricanes have made a much bigger commitment to football that began with hiring Mario Cristobal as head coach and Radakovich as AD in December 2021. Led by Cristobal and Radakovich Miami will make significant upgrades that include a new 172,000-square-foot football operations center.

The question for Miami is where they fit in among ACC football programs. In terms of tradition and national championships, Miami leads the ACC. It has been over 20 years since the Hurricanes’ last national title. Radokovich told ESPN what his expectations are about a potential model for revenue in the ACC’s future.

"“I think the schools who are helping create the revenue should have an opportunity to participate in the revenue more than they are right now, rather than just slicing the pie the way it is in equal shares…Rewarding success is a great motivator.”"

Alford was upset with the fact that Florida State generates about 14 percent of the revenue and receives only seven percent of the earnings. At its peak, Miami should be able to generate similar revenues to Clemson and Florida State. Radakovich has quickly made an impact at Miami as a fundraiser.

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The ACC is the only Power Five conference that has not expanded or lost any programs in the recent wave of expansion. A television contract that runs through 2036 is handcuffing the ACC per the consensus opinions of college athletic analysts. That won’t change soon but discussions of ACC revenue distribution will take place.