Brings up two questions
1. Why would SMU want to be in the PAC
To escape the AAC maybe, but how this benefits SMU is a mystery
Will cost more and will probably decrease attendance
Prestige I guess for those that still think the old P5 designation is a thing
2. Why do any NT fans care
I would like a local game, however I don't have much interest in playing SMU anymore
With the money their supporters are willing to pay players, SMU should dominate the old G5 tier of teams. I can't think of any Texas or area team that can compete long term with that.
This could be a blessing in disguise. At some point in the not too distant future, the AAC will be replacing teams after the SEC and B1G poach Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, and Notre Dame's football (think about the B1G's USC invitation). SMU will probably be locked into the PAC. When the ACC makes their move into Texas, I can't see them wanting to pass on adding the DFW market. We just need to double our efforts to build our programs.