FSU downplays ‘informal’ talks about realignment



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman says that though the university is keeping a watchful eye on the changing landscape of collegiate athletics, the Seminoles are comfortable in the ACC.

Spetman downplayed brief “informal discussions” some trustees had about possible conference realignments at the end of last week’s board meeting.

Trustees chairman Andy Haggard said Wednesday that it would be up to Florida State President Eric Barron to determine whether to form a committee to stay abreast of the changing landscape.

The latest move has Texas A&M moving to the Southeastern Conference, leaving that league with an odd number of teams at 13. Haggard says that there has not been any talk with the SEC about possibly switching leagues.