I think Delany is just keeping his profile up in a potential area for future growth with these comments. I could be surprised but it doesn't look like there will be much movement any time soon out of the ACC. If anything big happens it will likely come from the Big 12 and involve just about everybody since it takes 8 votes to dissolve the conference and end the GOR. It's true that the ACC right now stands to be last out of the Power 5 conferences in terms of revenue. However that could change significantly should they pick up Texas and or Oklahoma and friends. When the SEC seemed to be looking East we took from the West. With Delany looking East he may be eyeing Kansas, Oklahoma, or Texas or a combination of two of them. I don't think because of the Longhorns network affiliations that they would likely head to FOX country. If they move I expect it to be to a location where ESPN holds network rights and that would be either the ACC or SEC. Oklahoma I believe is with Comcast so the PAC or even the Big 10 might be hospitable in converting their network endeavors into a grander picture. How the rest falls into place would be the spectacle.
I've even heard one speculation that N.C. State and Virginia Tech could be cleared to move to the SEC should the ACC desire to expand their footprint further by taking 4 from the Big 12. I'm sure all parties would have to be willing for anything like that to happen but with ESPN holding the tabs on both conferences and perhaps looking to shelter their best product in the Big 12 from FOX that might be a possibility. Still I would believe something like that when it happens. But the idea was intriguing.
If, however, the Big 12 adds a couple of teams then I think it's all over for at least 10 years. It's just that without a network of their own, and without substantial enough targets to gain them the market presence they need, I don't think in 5 years they will be earning what the ACC does. I believe Dodds knows that and that is why they haven't wanted to expand. Add more teams and it becomes nearly impossible to place enough of them to dissolve the GOR and free Texas to escape to better academic and athletic digs. Therein lies the only realignment possibilities I see for the remaining power conferences in the present environment.