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Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk


  by - Senior Writer - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:45 PM
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Clemson Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins

The Clemson Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon, not only to discuss tuition increases, but to let two of Clemson’s head coaches give their opinions on a potential move to the Big 12.

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joined the meeting via teleconference to give their opinions on a potential move, according to Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins.

“Obviously, it makes sense to include the entire Clemson family on this, and we asked the coaches to share their opinion with us,” Wilkins told TigerNet Wednesday evening. “Coach Brownell and Coach Swinney were nice enough to spend a few minutes with us. We asked them for their opinion, and they shared their thoughts. They were on the call for a short period of time.”

Swinney, in speaking to reporters Tuesday at his high school camp, gave his opinion on the move.

“In my opinion, going to the Big 12 would be the worst thing we could do as a football program,” Swinney said. “It makes zero sense. We are the ACC. This is a program that has just won the championship and we’ve won it more than any other team in the conference. We can fulfill any goal and dream we have right here in this conference. We have a tremendous footprint to recruit in, to play in.”

Wilkins backed up Swinney’s comments.

“We are 1000 percent in the ACC,” Wilkins told TigerNet. “There are no offers, no discussions and we are concentrating on being the best we can be in the ACC. We are in the ACC, and we need to work together on making the ACC better.”

Wilkins said the school needs to concentrate on making Clemson a force in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“What we need to do is have the premier sports program in the league we are now in,” Wilkins said. “And that is the ACC. That is where all of our effort and focus needs to be.”

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Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
B-Meist®
LMBO. Poor york.***
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no...
york_tiger
oh well, lets all sit back and enjoy pu$$y football now.***
PioneerG
Re: oh well, lets all sit back and enjoy pu$$y football now.***
armsb
Re: oh well, lets all sit back and enjoy pu$$y football now.***
footballmanager
So where'd you get all that "info?" Serious question.***
tigerdrummer®
this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
Tigerfansince1972®
Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
summeyd®
Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
TigerNick04
blue caddy was negative to the point where he brought
Tigerfansince1972®
Exactly***
TigerNick04
Right b/c having an opinion heavily supported by the facts
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The majority of coaches are eventually fired.
TigerStyle13®
I not only said TB would fail but gave the exact specifics
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You haven't been *spot on* about anything.
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My post history is well known. The only 0-3 is Dabo vs USC***
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Is that why you have a pulse lower than your belt size?
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He's 0-3 as official HC. And my pulse rate is low for the
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Yea so it's exactly like I said. I guess that's the best
deleted
Re: My post history is well known. The only 0-3 is Dabo vs USC***
footballmanager
he said he is spotting not *spot on****
MackDaddy®
*His rabid worshipers, however, attack me despite the facts*
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Denial is truly blissful.***
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Link?***
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Hhmmm either Crump finally let Matty back or Stanley is in
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That's the best you can come up with?!?! In other words you
deleted
Re: Denial is truly blissful.***
tigerinaiken
Re: Right b/c having an opinion heavily supported by the facts
clemtiger117®
Well! Aren't you the
zettner®
Wow. You've been miserable for a long time.
ShawnC
Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
Litefoot®
I have no doubt that history in the not too distant future
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Re: I have no doubt that history in the not too distant future
footballmanager
Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: He asked for it.***
peanut
Re: Some of us caught #### for just disagreeing with him.
peanut
That's not *bashing*. Please step off the high horse.***
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I think you forgot about express13***
soccerkrzy®
Well, What About Dabo,
GrayBengal®
Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
armsb
LYBO? Impossible, sister.***
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Re: Suicide watch.***
peanut
Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
85_alumnus®
I've read most of your posts and I haven't seen 1 with any
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Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
Tiger6060
thing is..was it our choice or did the big...
tgrfan42069
Re: thing is..was it our choice or did the big...
74TIGER
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
jvtiger77
Re: Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
Tiger6060
Re: Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
85_alumnus®
Old timers? Most of the anti-Dabo, pro-Big XII crowd are
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Yeah I was around then....
85_alumnus®
The ACC was better then, but the respect we had was not b/c
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UNC and Maryland both had top 10 teams then....***
85_alumnus®
Re: Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
footballmanager
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
Litefoot®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
jvtiger77
Point.***
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no surprise
bisraeljr
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
knowitall
So the guy representing Clemson, which can't discuss such
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The worst wounds are self inflicted - Mr. Wilkins and Dabo
Generation4
I would have to say if Dabo wins a NC at Clemson your
David78®
If Dabo wins a NC at Clemson (in the ACC), I'll be so happy
Generation4
Bada Boom... Bada Bing!!!***
85_alumnus®
Re: Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
Tiger6060
Re: Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
footballmanager
This was my post on a thread just prior to this coming out.
89tigergrad
C/P - if it matters.
89tigergrad
Re: C/P - if it matters.
5knklshfl
Re: C/P - if it matters.
89tigergrad
ND is not coming
bisraeljr
and there are so-called Clemson fans rejoicing in this.
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Dude, you have no clue as to what you are talking about...
85_alumnus®
was i talking about you?
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Re: was i talking about you?
85_alumnus®
All you do is post nonsensical stuff like "badda bing" and
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Re: All you do is post nonsensical stuff like "badda bing" and
clemtiger117®
What proof would you like?***
85_alumnus®
Re: What proof would you like?***
clemtiger117®
Re: What proof would you like?***
85_alumnus®
Leave TNET to prove it. If you're a Clemson fan, you'll
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You have serious issues...***
85_alumnus®
it's not serious but I have an issue with your lack of
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You are always welcome to stop reading them....
85_alumnus®
Re: What proof would you like?***
clemtiger117®
Let's see yours!
85_alumnus®
Re: Let's see yours!
Bryanttiger®
a nameless picture of a diploma?***
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Re: I have been a CU fan for a long long time. I am not
peanut
While I've read tons on twitter and websites from bloggers
tigeringvegas
Travel costs is a red herring. We now travel to BC & Mia and
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Miami is once in a blue moon, but I think you're forgetting
tigeringvegas
A&M had to fly almost everywhere in the Big 12
tigeringvegas
Re: Travel costs is a red herring. We now travel to BC & Mia and
clemtiger117®
Re: Helloooooo to the new Death Valley!!***
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Re: Ooops, I meant Dead Valley!!***
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Re: and there are so-called Clemson fans rejoicing in this.
Tiger6060
##### ##### #####***
rat brain
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
garrick3270
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
rickford13
Absolutely!!! True that!***
85_alumnus®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
5knklshfl
Remember where you were
bubber
Re: Remember where you were
Dolfantiger
Re: Remember where you were
CUdude98
exactly and it is still and was always the main issue.....
jcope
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
TigerHVACman
Agree!
cu1981fans
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
garrick3270
Army and Navy have titles and Heisman trophies too. Think
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Your memory is quite poor. We did actually play TCU a
tigerpride98
Re: Your memory is quite poor. We did actually play TCU a
garrick3270
Hats off to Clemson!
CUdude98
Re: Hats off to Clemson!
NYCtiger
Famous last words...***
CU at the Valley
must that pic be posted with every BOT story/statement?
ctigerfan®
1000%? I've asked him a million times to stop exaggerating.
ClemsonTiger1988
great
big head
ATTENTION EVERYONE.
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
clemsonfanest90
I, for one, agree with them....
Tigerartist1
and if we want to play the Big 12 teams...
Tigerartist1
Everyone says
hoaxster®
That is why it would be a good thing to get Nortre Dame and
OhWiseOne®
Re: That is why it would be a good thing to get Nortre Dame and
clemsonfanest90
ALL Reports say if ND were to join a conference....
OhWiseOne®
I like that scenario and have heard the same....
85_alumnus®
Re: ALL Reports say if ND were to join a conference....
Dolfantiger
Great. Might as well get used to the
tigerdrummer®
thank goodness, now we can move on to the next hot topic!***
sav82tiger
I am confused...
cutiger250®
I agree, this whole thing is fishy.
justbrowsin
128 responses to this post? Evidently he ended nothing!***
ClemsonTiger1988
Re: 128 responses to this post? Evidently he ended nothing!***
CharlieHarper
What he said is true. Right now...at this moment...we are
LuZZifer
I totally agree!!!! We are ACC and should make it better....
LuZZifer
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk
wrench®

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