Cutter certainly can defend his own posts, but I think he may be implying about those who recently moved to another conference. I can see an argument whereby Mizzou may have more value for the SEC than the Colorado move to the PAC12 and even Nebraska to the B1G. Maryland/Rutgers may prove to be an excellent move for the B1G, but I would say Mizzou's move may look to have more tangible benefits on immediate examination. Where I would differ on Cutter's point, is that for the SEC, taking Texas A&M was an outstanding addition. For another conference, the assessment
FSU didn't make a transition. Nor did Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Clemson, etc., to date. Certainly I would rank Mizzou to the SEC as a better acquisition than those that have ventured to the ACC, including ND w/o full fb.
Indeed, Mizzou had sought the B1G and got shot-down. How the B1G may have assessed the value of Mizzou for their needs, would not be identical to how the SEC viewed Mizzou fitting their needs. It's all circumstantial. That's not to say all the decisions were brightest.
One big reason the SEC schools may not have pursued FSU recently, are the recruiting wars. Mizzou and Texas A&M open new turf. Such can be flawed reasoning, but no conference school wants to give a newcomer perceived advantages at their own expense.
And that may be a good arguement...which conference added the best schools to improve thier membership.
PAC12 - Colorado and Utah - two large markets but overall less competitive and unimpressive but did get a CCG, the West really doesn't have much more to add so any addition other than Texas/OU will probably be lackluster.
Big 12- Lost CU, NU, MU, A&M and a CCG- added TCU & WVU - probably hurt the worst by realingment, no getting around that.
ACC - Lost MD but added Lville, Pitt, Cuse and nonfb ND - top three for sure expanded to 4 new markets and added powerhouses in bball and LAX, fb is still lacking but losing MD doesn't hurt too bad.
SEC - Added A&M/Mizzou - A&M is a hit in all catagories, Mizzou was a good move but may not look like it at the moment on the field still market/academics are a huge plus.
B1G - Added Nebraska, Maryland, Rugters and a CCG - Added eyeballs/interest /w NU's powerhouse fb and markets/academics in RU/MD.
Solid arguement to be had on which gained more B1G/SEC/ACC. But as far as best single additions A&M is clearly #1 Nebraska is 2nd, and 3rd could be Mizzou but really that's where I think a lot of people would put almost every school up there depending on conference/regional biases.
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