"Yesterday, FSU athletic director Randy Spetman talked rather openly about the future with ESPN’s “Nole Nation” website. Certainly he was more open than he or most other ADs have chosen to be in the past.
“It’s not done,” Spetman said regarding realignment. “I watch it every day, reading something about it every day, trying to get a sense and calling my counterparts and seeing where they’re really at.” He also said that FSU brass have “had conversations at the senior level about what we should consider.” He added: “There will be more of those conversations — they’ll continue. It’s an evolution every day."
He mentioned joining the SEC saying:
“Unless you bring in a revenue for them so that they don’t reduce their conference distribution to themselves, they aren’t going to bring you in. That’s what I don’t think people evaluate as much. It would be great to be in the SEC with our radius of schools and the way our fans travel and their fans travel, but if they bring Florida State into the SEC, I’m trying to see, how do we sell that we bring them enough additional revenue that we pay for ourselves and they make more money off of us? They have Florida just two hours away that has the TV market here.”