From what I have read, the real reason is that FSU and Miami insisted. They want to play but don't want to compete with each other for a division title. FSU is afraid of having Miami just as they were afraid of joining the SEC. They want something they can dominate.
I would like to comment on this really quick. When have Miami & FSU met, for the most part? I know there are exceptions to every rule, but on average, what date have they played on a fairly consistent basis? Second week of October, correct?? Look when F$U wants the game played now. In September. IMO, they are taking a page out of UF's book now. UF won't play Tennessee late in the year because of the following:
1.) it has/had the potential to destroy their BCS aspirations, if there were any to begin with.
2). Such a matchup would have a bearing on the critical UF/F$U matchup down the road.
All of this despite the fact that UF vs Tennessee is a very good SEC rivalry.
IMO, I think F$U has similar reasons for rescheduling the Miami game, although it should NOT be rescheduled, IMO.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: It's only a matter of time before Bobby Bowden retires.
I suspect the silliness of their divisions will eventually lead them to go geographic. IMO the correct geographic division would be Duke, WF, GT, Clemson, FSU, Miami. Duke and WF offset the two FL schools.
Not necessarily, bullet. Geographically, UNC, Duke, and NCSU are all close to each other. Duke does place much less of an emphasis on football than UNC or NCSU does though, and this is why a lot of UNC-Duke football games wind up looking like Tennessee vs Vanderbilt. IMO, Duke & Wake should end their seasons against each other, but Duke doesn't want to do that, because they're still living in their football past.