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“My whole focus is trying to clean this thing up from Florida State and getting prepared for North Carolina, and making sure I do the best for these 17 seniors and our team to get a win down in North Carolina,” Edsall said.

Several outlets reported Rutgers likely would receive a Big Ten invitation if Maryland were to agree to join the league. That pairing, along with the presence of Penn State, would provide the Big Ten a contiguous presence from New Jersey to Nebraska and effectively bisect the growing geographic footprint the ACC has cultivated with its additions in the past 10 years.