Florida State AD Randy Spetman: “We’re Committed To The ACC”
Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman addressed the rumors on Friday that his school was looking to join the Big 12, saying that the school is “committed to the ACC,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.
“We’re in the ACC. We’re committed to the ACC,” Spetman told the Sentinel. “That’s where our president and the board of trustees has committed to, so we’re great partners in the ACC.”
Spetman added: “I’m not out negotiating.”
The football program at Florida State is facing a $2.4 million budget shortfall and is looking for additional revenue, which is where the rumors about the Big 12 began, according to the Sentinel. But on Wednesday, the ACC and ESPN announced a new television deal that would bring each school an addition $17 million per year, according to the Sentinel.
“With the new TV deal, it shows some real positives for us to be successful,” Spetman said.