It's being reported that the Big 12 is looking for alliances with the ACC and two other conferences. What this tells me is that the Big 12 is threatened by rumors of the SEC and B1G blowing up the ACC. More of interest is what this says about the Big 12's ability or lack thereof to attract desirable expansion candidates from the ACC. There's no doubt in my mind that the Big 12 would take Florida State in a heartbeat, for example, if given the opportunity. But this news suggests to me that Florida State, and other ACC schools, aren't all that interested in the Big 12. This news also indicates that some ACC schools dislike the idea of an SEC and B1G raiding party, and are looking at ways to contain the threat.
What should Delany do about these alliance overtures? Smile, sip on a tall cold one, and then put his finger on the map of the next school he intends to bring into the B1G fold -- and then take it.