Jim Phillips feels ‘really really good’ about trajectory of ACC

The offseason was spent discussing what’s next for college sports as we saw USC and UCLA make the future move to the Big Ten. As we get set for the upcoming college football season, more rumors are swirling that Washington and Oregon are hoping to join the Big Ten as well.

One conference that hasn’t made any additions or subtractions (yet) is the ACC.

It’s tough to tell the future of the conference but with how things are going, the ACC is going to have to make a move at some point. That doesn’t appear to be soon, though.

Commissioner Jim Phillips spoke on the conference as the season kicks off this week and he’s feeling good about where they are headed.

“I know that there’s been an awful lot of talk about the dollars that have come out from this latest television deal, and congratulations to the Big Ten. But in the end, it’s more than just dollars, and I think we’ve proven over a long period of time, how successful we’ve been able to be both in the classroom and competitively. “I feel really, really good about the trajectory that we’re on.”

The obvious move for the ACC is to expand and add a few teams, trying to make another super conference, which is exactly what the Big Ten and SEC are doing.

They have some options in terms of the Big 12 and Pac-12 to choose from in the process. But they also have to worry about teams like Miami, Clemson, Florida State, UNC, and Duke, all big brands leaving. For now, Phillips and the conference are just taking it at their own pace.

Story originally appeared on Tarheels Wire