I picked the last option. At first I was disappointed UMd was leaving the ACC but, after a day of thinking about/rationalizing it, was glad they were leaving the all-carolina conference. No more feeling like they're being snubbed, getting the short end of the stick, and taken for granted. I thought it was an opportunity to improve football and still do despite the division drubbings. The football team is on the right path, and I'm confident it will show soon. The talent on their roster is about the best I can recall it ever being. The basketball team has had several good and entertaining years, but hit the injury bug this year, handicapping them. They should be fine going forward.
After saying all that, the jury is really still out to me but I'm glad they're out of the ACC. Note: I've been a fan of the school's athletics for 41 years.