2012 ACC Football Schedule The Next To Maybe Never Arrive

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 03: Head coach Frank Beamer of the Virginia Tech Hokies looks on prior to playing against the Michigan Wolverines during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 3, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

And so begins the long, long wait for the 2012 ACC football schedule.

Now that the West Virginia Mountaineers have finally been released by the Big East and entered into the Big 12, the ACC can go ahead and release its 2012 football schedule at any moment, yes? Since the major hangup was believed to be that WVU game against the Florida St. Seminoles, there should be no further obstructions, and OH NO BIG DOWNER BLOCK QUOTE STATEMENT:

We at the Atlantic Coast Conference realize that there's tremendous anticipation for the release of the 2012 ACC Football schedule. The conference office and member institutions are equally in anticipation and are taking steps to expedite finding appropriate solutions. As has been documented, there are a number of unusual circumstances beyond the control of the ACC and its member schools that have directly impacted a number of our school's nonconference schedules, which in turn affects the development and completion of the overall schedule. Please know that all parties are working diligently and we appreciate everyone's continued patience.

Thinking this is all just code for Coach K losin' it over who knows what. Others are theorizing this means The Colbert Report is joining the ACC. It intends to air late at night, which will pose a problem for N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien, who panics if he's not sawing logs well before 9:30 p.m.

The schedule isn't expected to feature the Syracuse Orange or Pittsburgh Panthers, so it's hard to guess what we're all waiting on if not The Colbert Report. Answer the question, Mr. Swofford.

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