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Doubt the job goes to a basketball person. Swofford’s playing background...

was football at UNC. Every key decision he (and Gene Corrigan) made as commissioners was to strengthen the ACC’s football product. That’s not going to change.

Over 80% of the ACC’s revenue comes by way of football. Next commissioner must be astute in terms of maximizing football revenue, capitalizing on new income streams and being smart on the various content delivery methods to give fans what they want, when they want it, and available where they want it.

As far as Carla, I don’t see her being unfairly criticized. She has done some really good things at UVA, and missed the mark on some others, several of them of high profile.

But does Carla possess the key skill sets that a commissioner must have command of in the 2020s/2030s to lead a conference like the ACC? Unlike the other Power-5 leagues, the ACC has nearly half its members are small, private schools (BC, Duke, Miami, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Wake), with two others (GT and UVA) that operate with attributes typical of private institutions. The ACC is arguably the toughest league to manage for football because there are not the massive public schools or the obsessive fan bases found in the other Power-5 conferences.

It takes a unique talent to manage schools the size of Wake, Duke, ND and Miami — up to the size of FSU, State and VT — with a large cluster in the median. Also, the ACC presidents/chancellors have formed a new governance structure, with a board of directors — Syracuse President Kent Syverud as Chair and Duke President Vincent Price as Vice Chair — along with an Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, etc., and re-written by-laws. The next ACC Commissioner will not have the autonomy enjoyed by the previous four (no accident Swofford’s is leaving). This group will make the decision on the next commissioner.

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Posted: 06/27/2020 at 2:38PM


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