One of the big grips by U of Miami on BE was due to Notre Dame getting the benefit of BE basketball while Miami had to play all conference teams and share BCS and bowl and TV revenue.
SIGH...... ND didn't share in FB unless they played in a bowl game. ND kept all the money for a bowl game. However, BE wouldn't have some bowls unless ND was part of the package. That was the deal.
ND didn't keep the BB revenue. They shared it with the other BB schools - including Miami. Its because they played everyone in BB. Miami shared in FB because they played everyone in FB - there is a difference. BE FB money did not goto the BB schools unless you consider administration costs. Therefore, I do not see how this is an issue.
It is funny that you say Miami would complain about the 'sharing' issue when Miami itself wasn't in the BE for all sports either. Miami did not play BE Baseball. While certainly baseball doesn't bring in a lot of money, it does 'ok' at certain schools in the south - this was the reason miami didn't want to play BE Baseball - they wanted to keep that 'money' for themselves. They wanted the prestige to play who they wanted anytime and anywhere. They could have done the same in FB if they thought they could. However, the BE provided a home for their other sports at a high level of competition in the NE where a lot of their alumni reside. AGain, Miami did what was best for them - just like ND - just like the other schools.
Miami did what was best for them and moved to the ACC. I don't blame them. Again, the BE was about special deals. Miami never complained about their Baseball not being part of the BE. They thought it was in their best interest to not have it part of the BE. The BE didn't have a problem with that as part of having Miami in the BE - sound familiar - it's the same with ND.
The BE was always about special deals and everytime BE FB had a chance to breakaway, the powers at be thought to stay together.
If Miami didn't get what they wanted in the ACC they probably would have gone to the SEC with FSU. But that is another topic.