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Re: New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin [1]
Posted: May 12, 2014 10:05 AM
 

So the ACC is again talking about moving to the nine-game schedule that was previously nixed... One of the more professionally run SB Nation sites, Blogger So Dear (Wake Forest), has a beautifully written article on why the ACC should move to nine games. The only problem is it’s completely wrong.

Their key point is that Wake Forest will go six years without playing North Carolina. There are countless other examples of long gaps between playing conference opponents and it’s because of this that the article calls the ACC a “conglomerate conference,” and suggests that playing nine games would make it a “true conference.”

While the frustration with not seeing UNC or Miami on a semi-regular basis is understandable, it’s not worth handing over essentially the entire football schedule to the powers that be in Greensboro. It may also be solved more effectively by eliminating divisions as the conference has already officially supported.

Consider this. Major college football programs play seven-home games per year. Clemson already has South Carolina on the schedule annually. Additionally, they host an in-state FCS program, which has important benefits for the state. That leaves just two non-conference games. Every third year one of those games will be Notre Dame. That slot in recent years has been given to Georgia, Auburn, TCU, or Alabama and is played on the road in years which Clemson hosts South Carolina and at home when they travel to Columbia. The final slot is their “seventh home game” and generally features a team like Georgia State or Central Michigan.

Those who support the move to nine-games falsely claim that it’ll create more relevant games by replacing those Georgia State type games with teams like Virginia Tech, but that’s simply not the case. Even in the most simplistic situation, setting the Notre Dame complication aside momentarily, you have the following:

5 ACC road games
4 ACC home games
South Carolina
2 Remaining home games

To reach your total of seven home games, you’ll need to schedule the two remaining games at home to reach seven. The option for a home-and-home is not available because the following season, Clemson will replace the fifth ACC road game with a trip to SC-Columbia and will still need to fill those slots with home games.

The programs that generate the bulk of the TV revenue for the ACC–Clemson and FSU–will travel to Athens and Dallas to face major BCS conference teams to open 2014. Those are the games that captivate fans, not Clemson v. Duke and certainly not Wake Forest v. North Carolina. There is a reason the two most important programs in the conference strongly oppose the move to nine games. We finally broke the Tobacco Road grip and got the ACC basketball tournament to rotate to great venues such as the Barclays Center and Time Warner Cable Arena. Let’s not fall back in step and eliminate some of the most intriguing non-conference games just to make sure we can play Duke and Pittsburgh more regularly.

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Subject (Replies: 69) Author Date Posted
New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin
TigerNet News® May 12, 2014 9:59 AM
Re: New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin
CalvinCoolest May 12, 2014 10:05 AM
Re: New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin
lhaselden May 12, 2014 10:23 AM
"Those are the games that captivate fans" is so right why
AThomas® May 12, 2014 11:13 AM
Simple Solution
kgpittm® May 12, 2014 10:13 AM
They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept
TigerD4Him May 12, 2014 10:17 AM
Re: They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept
CharlieHarper May 12, 2014 10:26 AM
UNC didn't support initial expansion.***
josephg® May 12, 2014 12:32 PM
Re: They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept
lhaselden May 12, 2014 10:26 AM
It's not that simple.....
BigCUFan® May 12, 2014 10:32 AM
Re: It's not that simple.....true but our whining about this
74TIGER May 12, 2014 10:51 AM
Re: It's not that simple.....true but our whining about this
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:08 PM
There are teams that have insisted on a 2 for 1 w/ Clemson?!
goclemsontigs May 12, 2014 10:57 AM
Yes...which is why we haven't done it.
BigCUFan® May 12, 2014 11:03 AM
Bahahaha...That will NEVER happen***
goclemsontigs May 12, 2014 12:39 PM
Yea...that's pretty much what we've told them...
BigCUFan® May 12, 2014 1:45 PM
Really? Look at who some of the others are playing...
TigerHawk76® May 12, 2014 4:12 PM
Re: They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept
74TIGER May 12, 2014 10:36 AM
Do away with divisions
Black dog May 12, 2014 10:30 AM
Re: Simple Solution
74TIGER May 12, 2014 10:58 AM
Radakovich needs to worry about the sorry state of
Ga Tyger May 12, 2014 10:25 AM
Heaven forbid we use some common sense:
CU''90 May 12, 2014 10:28 AM
Re: Heaven forbid we use some common sense:
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:10 PM
I would rather play a big-time non-conference game in the
AThomas® May 12, 2014 12:12 PM
Re: I would rather play a big-time non-conference game in the
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:29 PM
1. USuC every year. 2. Small Potatoes U 3. Big non-con game
AThomas® May 12, 2014 12:35 PM
Re: 1. USuC every year. 2. Small Potatoes U 3. Big non-con game
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:41 PM
What does a 9th ACC game do for Clemson?
AThomas® May 12, 2014 12:44 PM
Depends on who we play, year by year
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 1:39 PM
Our scheduling philosophy for the 4 non-conf games is
cutigerbob® May 12, 2014 12:35 PM
Re: Our scheduling philosophy for the 4 non-conf games is
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:43 PM
Can't disagree with that but at least they are FBS teams***
cutigerbob® May 12, 2014 12:47 PM
I think most of you forgot the reason
TigerD4Him May 12, 2014 12:50 PM
Re: I think most of you forgot the reason
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 1:53 PM
Common sense..by the ACC !?!?!?!
BigCUFan® May 12, 2014 3:25 PM
Deer ACC Athletic Deerrectors
cutigerbob® May 12, 2014 10:57 AM
Ewe got a fax number handy I can send this post to?***
CTiger423® May 12, 2014 11:03 AM
They need to change the ACC Championship ....
OhWiseOne® May 12, 2014 10:59 AM
Re: They need to change the ACC Championship ....
74TIGER May 12, 2014 11:00 AM
Re: They need to change the ACC Championship ....
OrangeFan95 May 12, 2014 10:12 PM
Kind of torn on this one...
cutigerbob® May 12, 2014 11:05 AM
How do you measure when we are climbing on the SEC?
HumbleServant May 12, 2014 11:43 AM
Would 5-0 N. Dame go to the ACC-CG ahead of a 7-1 CU?***
Buffalo Creek Tiger May 12, 2014 12:24 PM
I hate all conferences. They keep good games from
AThomas® May 12, 2014 11:11 AM
Re: I hate all conferences. They keep good games from
CidTiger May 12, 2014 1:28 PM
So when we don't get picked because we don't have the SOS
AThomas® May 12, 2014 2:28 PM
Somebody at the home office is adamant about playing 9 games
BigCUFan® May 12, 2014 11:17 AM
Swoffie probably wants to be able to manipulate the schedule
SOLOS® May 12, 2014 11:18 AM
Re: Swoffie probably wants to be able to manipulate the schedule
74TIGER May 12, 2014 11:27 AM
All this is is that some of those "basketball"
AThomas® May 12, 2014 11:20 AM
Re: Somebody at the home office is adamant about playing 9 games
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:32 PM
All teams in the ACC will play each other AT LEAST every
Buffalo Creek Tiger May 12, 2014 12:10 PM
3 "pools" of teams.
Buffalo Creek Tiger May 12, 2014 12:13 PM
Re: New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin
I bleed orange May 12, 2014 12:13 PM
Re: New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:27 PM
How do you get a "one power conference non-con game"
AThomas® May 12, 2014 12:32 PM
South Carolina
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:37 PM
Pencil UGA for me every year and the heck with mid-U State***
AThomas® May 12, 2014 12:39 PM
Re: Pencil UGA for me every year and the heck with mid-U State***
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 12:44 PM
We have been playing a major conference player since
AThomas® May 12, 2014 12:45 PM
Schedule a permanent home and home with UGA.
Completely Solid Orange® May 12, 2014 1:22 PM
We don't need two cupcakes every year.
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 1:44 PM
Wake goes north until we add Notre Dame and another yankee.
Completely Solid Orange® May 12, 2014 3:27 PM
Just eliminate the cross over opponent
OrangeATL May 12, 2014 1:21 PM
If we split the divisions up by north and south we could
Completely Solid Orange® May 12, 2014 1:24 PM
So, basically, screw Wake Forest?
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 1:50 PM
Yes, in the interest of the conference, screw Wake Forest.
Completely Solid Orange® May 12, 2014 3:24 PM
Re: So, basically, screw Wake Forest?
NorCATiger® May 12, 2014 3:37 PM
I don't like the way UNC does business.
NorCATiger® May 12, 2014 3:53 PM
Re: Just eliminate the cross over opponent
fchrisgrimm May 12, 2014 1:48 PM