I love the Texas to the ACC rumor. I'd love it more if it were true. Texas would be an absolute coup for the conference.
The ACC could tap into all those TV-watching Texas markets. And while the conference was adding fans, it could add drama.
Rick Barnes, the N.C. native, would bring his Longhorn basketball team to Durham and Chapel Hill. Mack Brown, the former North Carolina coach, would bring his Longhorn football team to Virgina Tech.
And anybody who has ever been to Austin will find a way to make the road trip with their team or with somebody else's.
I don't know how valid the rumor is. If the Big 12 breaks up, Texas will have to go somwhere and the ACC would provide a nice place to land. A priority for Texas, of course, will be to bring the Longhorn Network with it. Not sure how that will work.
The biggest challenge for Texas will be this: Can Mack Brown finally beat Florida State?