Weaver said he doesn’t feel a need to get the Hokies involved in the latest shuffling. A quote from the article:
“We are more concerned of being in a home where we believe it’s the right match for our academic institution as well as the athletic aspect of our institution and where it makes sense for us to be. When you analyze some of the moves that have been made, some people have a lot of travel to do.
“I don’t think you make the decision based on money alone. I think you’ve got to ascertain, ‘Do you have enough funding? Are you able to continue as you are without falling backwards?’ I think it’s those type of approaches that have to be reviewed, as opposed to saying, ‘Oh, they’re getting $6 million more a year than we are, we need to go there.’ Because team travel can eat up some of that money really quickly.”
Weaver went on to discuss whether he thinks any more realignment will take place, how much he thinks travel costs factor in, whether he thinks the SEC would have any interest in the Hokies and how much stadium size would factor in to any future decision.