Dognthings, when those Florida kids play at a Big East school facing your future Penn State team, you will soon realize that Florida talent is not overrated. South Florida is new to major football and Penn State struggled with this team at home.
The Big East did expand into the Ohio Valley out of necessity and will expand further out of the east when necessity comes calling again.
Please give it up on the regional argument it just not going to fly. Sorry but it just obvious the arguments do not hold up.
Why does Penn State travel to Minneapolis and Iowa City every other year? Ohio State is the only close school if you can call that close. It was due to necessity of being part of a major conference with similar type schools. Likewise the BE has to view the same benefits and look for like type schools for future expansion options.
I have offered comments on Penn State's issues, but they beat USF 23 to 13 in their first game this year. The game was not as close as the score indicates. Penn State may lose a few in the Big Ten, they need to be tested. What does Penn State have to do with your fanciful suggestions? Contrary to your attempted comparison, Penn State is in the Big10 and belongs there. If they weren't, they would be in the ACC and the BE would be configured close to what it was previously.
Florida does have talent and a top state for recruitment. However, there have been a lot of Georgia players on FSU's and UF's rosters over the years. Florida now has seven 1-A teams of which four are in BCS conferences. They have 1-AAs' in Bethune-Cookman, Fla A&M, and Jacksonville. Miami, FSU and UF will reign, but will have growing competition within and outside the state. Miami and FSU will not just dominate the ACC without a fight from a few of the others. And, the SEC has plenty to challenge UF and Urban Myer.