You neve hear ACC AD’s say to many things that are controversial. For the most part, they toe the university and the ACC company line. Georgia Tech’s Dave Braine is really upset. Here is an article from Doug Doughty of The Roanoke Times.
“When you have a 7-4 record, which is better than Virginia’s, and when you have a 5-3 conference record, which is better than Virginia’s, you shouldn’t have to buy a game,” Braine, the Georgia Tech athletic director, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The ACC makes ticket guarantees but doesn’t like its schools to do so individually.
“So what!” Braine said. “They’re supposed to protect everybody, too.”
People can cry,” Braine said. “BC and us are probably the two people who feel we should be someplace else.”
Boston College tied for first in the ACC’s Atlantic Division and finished 8-3, but the Eagles fell to the MPC Computers Bowl in Boise, Idaho. Five other ACC teams were picked ahead of the Eagles, including a 6-5 North Carolina State team.
“If I’m complaining about us, how do you think [BC athletic director] Gene DeFilippo feels right now?” Braine said. “If he were still in the Big East, where would he be? He’d be in the Gator Bowl.”
“Up till [Virginia] Tech lost Saturday night, we were locked into the Peach Bowl,” Braine said.