I believe the concern or issue with Florida State goes far beyond revenue sharing. Exit fees are just noise.
Assuming the BCS final four were installed and in place this upcoming season.
Florida State ACC conference schedule would include Wake Forest, Clemson, NC State, Boston College, Miami Fla, Duke, Va Tech, Maryland.
Only two of the above teams are in the pre season top 25 rankings.
If Florida State were in Big 12 this year and playing round robin football, the schedule would include Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, West Virginia, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma.
Florida State would have six teams ranked on the Big 12 schedule.
Home attendance would be just one of the benefits to a fan friendly football schedule playing in the Big 12..
Now if you use the above two conference schedule comparisons and Florida State goes 11 and 1 and has to compete with an undefeated LSU and one loss Alabama, which schedule helps Florida State more on gaining access to one of the lucrative BCS final four bowls.
There is no way three teams from the southeast are going to make regular appearances in the BCS final four.
Florida State is not really competing against the Boston Colleges, eventually Syracuse’s, Wake Forest of the world and is actually competing against the University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Alabama, Auburns of the world to gain access to one of these final four BCS bowls.
As a football fan, I would be in panic mode at the thought of playing ACC football and trying to reach a BCS final four playoff.
There's some panic at FSU but it's not about the ACC schedule. If FSU goes undefeated they are in, after that, it's a crap shoot for all 1 loss teams except the SEC. Florida State panic is that the have to compete with the SEC for recruits. Everyone knows that the SEC is about to get paid by ESPN.
This is FSU's nightmare. Florida is about to get somewhere around $25 million from the new SEC contract. Florida gets $10 million for their 3rd tier rights. FSU on the other hand gets (12 to) $17 million from the ACC and only got $379,000 last year for theirs.
Florida doubles FSU's take and that doesn't include the fact that UF has not only a bigger alumni base but a much richer alumni base.
If that's not enough of a problem, consider how close Alabama, Auburn and Georgia are to the Seminoles. Auburn 204 miles, Georgia 284 miles, Alabama 310 miles. FSU doesn't recruit against the ACC it recruits against the SEC.
Also look at the athletic budgets of those schools compared to FSU's. Alabama 124 million, Florida 123 million, Auburn 103 million and Georgia 92 million, compare that to FSU's 78 million. Louisville has a bigger budget than FSU at 87 million.
Now, that's the panic.