The “ACC” title game is Saturday and it’s a rather interesting battle between Boston College and Virginia Tech. And when I say “rather,” what I mean to say is “not at all.”
But success away from the stadium has been dampened by events inside of it. When No. 6 Virginia TechÂ and No. 12 Boston CollegeÂ — two of the former Big East schools whose defections made expansion possible — kick off Saturday, they will do so before roughly 20,000 empty seats.
“This is a game that’s evolving and developing,” Swofford said. “Games have to develop their own history and tradition. I think as we go along, the importance of the game and what it means will come. Our satisfaction will come when every game, regardless of the matchup, is played to a full house.”
Uh huh. Developing. In three years,Â three of the six participants have been the Big East defectors. Â Miami is coming up, rest assured, Virginia Tech is probably better suited for recruiting and rivalry purposes in the ACC and Boston College is always … well,Â the Eagles are never terrible. Those three teams aren’t going away and it could very well “develop” into a pattern where the other ACC teams will have a hard time getting what was once theirs. They’ll be very happy about that, yes?