TALLAHASSEE -- According to a report by the Rivals scouting network, Florida State was one of two schools to vote against raising the conference exit fees while the ACC was in the process of admitting Notre Dame.
The conference ultimately decided to nearly triple the fee, which would make it cost about $50 million to cut ties and move to another conference, effectively locking all members in.
Earlier in the day FSU athletic director Randy Spetman was coy when asked if FSU supported raising the exit fee, saying, “I wasn’t there.” But the Rivals report cites a source close to the meetings that had FSU and Maryland in opposition to increasing the fee.
• When asked if he was worried about his team’s limited reps and the heat of a noon start time on Saturday, coach Jimbo Fisher said the Seminoles were prepared for it.
“That’s why our scrimmages were at 12:30 all through fall camp. A lot of things we did were at noon,” Fisher said. “Our kids loved it. That’s their favorite time to play. They like the night games and the environment but they like to get out of bed and get going and play — like they do in practice a lot. We made an emphasis on that in camp.”