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Miami's Off the List For Now [Update: VT too]

Miami (FL) AD Kirby Hocutt went on a Miami sports radio show yesterday to talk expansion. When asked about whether UM would consider switching conferences, his response was telling: "No. No. The Atlantic Coast Conference is our home, Jorge [the radio host], it makes all the sense in the world for us. We focus each and every day on hoisting that ACC championship and positioning us to compete for national championships. The ACC is our home and that's where we're going to be. We're excited about the future growth." Translation: The SEC hasn't talked to Miami about joining in any capacity. Towards the end he gets snippy about Florida, pointing out that the Gators would probably try to block Miami's entrance given that UF AD Jeremy Foley refuses to set up a consistent series with Miami. Foley has said several times that he prefers UF to have seven home games a year, which, thanks to the Cocktail Party in Jacksonville, makes holding two home-and-home non-conference series impossible. Personally, I'm fine with that. As I've said before, the idea of having Miami in the SEC is far better than the reality of it would be. ADDENDUM The Roanoke Times talked with Virginia Tech's athletics director, and it sure sounds like he hasn't talked with the SEC either.

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