But anybody that knows their Roman history knows that in each of the two incarnations of the Triumvirate, they were 2 real powers and a third puppet power. Florida State would be just that third puppet power.
Yup, everyone in that conference is UT's puppet in money terms, and thats a huge reason TAM left. FSU is simply cash strapped, as they're spoiled fan base still thinks its 1999, and that was over a decade ago. They're not simply selling enough tickets.
The ACC has all it needs. At full bore, between VT, Clemson, FSU and Miami, what more do you need? The problem has beent he Flordia schools haven't carried a dime of their weight and CU is just now getting good.