This Friday afternoon edition of the podcast features special guest Michael Kelly, the Associate Commissioner of Communications and Football Operations for the ACC. Kelly joins us to talk all things ACC as the league recently released tickets for the title game to the public and announced the prime time TV slot for the showdown in Charlotte.
We kick it off by talking about national perception of the ACC, discussing what the league needs to do to get a better foothold on the national stage. Winning is the obvious answer but Kelly touches on a few other steps the league must continue to take to remain strong athletically, financially and academically.
Our conversation moves to the ACC Championship Game which is now in my hometown of Charlotte, a place a lot of people truly feel it should stay for good. Kelly fills us in on some of the league's reasoning for starting in Florida as well as future plans for the ACC's grand finale.
We wrap up talking a little of expansion and why teams such as Clemson, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech should want to remain in the conference as opposed to seeking solace in the arms of the SEC. Kelly sheds a bit of light on the TV contract negotiations and how the ACC can work to better brand itself as an entity.
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