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"We talked to them very seriously, but very quietly," [former UK AD C.M.] Newton said last week. "Dr. Wethington had me go over and talk to them for a short period one evening."
Among the officials he met with, Newton said, were then-ACC Commissioner Gene Corrigan and then-Duke Athletics Director Tom Butters.
"They wanted us to come on and join their league," Newton said. "I thought, with the way (UK) football was (struggling in the SEC), that might have been the best path for us. I always felt like (Florida State) was an SEC school in the ACC and Kentucky an ACC school in the SEC."