FSU Trustees Chair Peter Collins belittles several ACC schools

FSU Trustees Chair Peter Collins scoffed at other ACC schools in a scathing defense of the Noles
FSU Trustees Chair Peter Collins scoffed at other ACC schools in a scathing defense of the Noles / Tori Lynn Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat

FSU Trustees Chair Peter Collins went into defense mode and asked media members a rhetorical question about whether or not every school in the conference had equal media value to the Seminoles.

Long story short: Collins put down several schools in the conference that he didn't directly name for legality's sake.

“At the end of the day, we are worth more than we are getting paid — a lot more than we are getting paid,” Collins said (h/t On3). “And I would challenge anybody to tell me that we’re not. To tell me that we’re worth the same amount as some of the other schools in the conference, from a media standpoint.”

Collins isn't the first member of FSU's brain trust to comment on ACC matters with a venomous tone. AD Michael Alford took a shot at the conference as a whole while discussing the Noles' future back in May.

“You’re looking at two institutions that want success and see a changing environment in college and want programs to compete at the very top level," Alford prefaced before saying, "That understands to compete at a top level we need to have our options available and want their programs to compete at an elite national level."

FSU fed up beyond belief with the ACC

FSU got little help from the conference in football until Clemson's emergence as a title team in the mid-2010s and formed into a formidable basketball program that wasn't far off the top of the conference for several years in recent history.

The relationship with the conference has been beneficial mostly for the ACC. FSU missing the College Football Playoff just solidified how little the conference has helped the Noles in the grand scheme.

Hence, the fiery statements from FSU figureheads amidst an ongoing legal battle between the two parties.

Florida State's brain trust, its fans, and everyone in between are fed up with the ACC. Soon, the conference will be a problem in the Noles' rearview mirror, though.