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Big 12 Expansion Rumors: Florida State Replaces Trustee Chair Who Publicly Spoke About Switching Conferences

It wasn't too long ago that the head of the Board of Trustees for Florida State was speaking out about potential interest in joining the Big 12. Now Andy Haggard has been replaced from his position. If you think that's a coincidence, well, you're entitled to your opinion. The university announced today that Allen Bense is now the new chair and Haggard has been let go.

Bense is an alum of FSU for both his undergraduate and graduate work and served for several years in the Florida House of Representatives.

Previously Haggard had spoken out on multiple occasions about the need to look into a new potential conference home for the Seminoles.

"How do you not look into that option? On behalf of the Board of Trustees I can say that unanimously we would be in favor of seeing what the Big 12 might have to offer," Haggard said. "We have to do what is in Florida State's best interest."

It will be interesting to see how Bense speaks of the same rumors and whether or not the tone of university communication changes.

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