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Clemson to look at adding Oklahoma St. back to schedule


  by - Senior Writer - Thursday, October 4, 2012 1:04 PM
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CLEMSON – In the wake of this week’s announcement that the Atlantic Coast Conference will keep the current eight-game conference scheduling format, Clemson will not only re-open talks with Oklahoma St., but is forced to now find opponents for both 2013 and 2014.

The ACC expanded by two teams last year, and the league’s athletic directors voted to move to a nine-game conference schedule, causing Clemson to drop scheduled home-and-home series against both Oklahoma St. (2019-2020) and Ole Miss (2015-2016).

However, the ACC added Notre Dame to the conference a few weeks ago, and while the Irish will only be a part-time member of the conference in football, they will still play five games per season against ACC opponents. As a result, the league announced this week that the current eight-game conference format will stand.

In the interim, however, Ole Miss replaced Clemson with Memphis, and Clemson dropped games against mid-major Kent St. (2013) and Central Michigan (2014).

Associate Athletic Director Kyle Young told TigerNet Thursday that Clemson will work to see if the series against Oklahoma St. can be reinstated, as well as look at other BCS-level and elite opponents, much like Clemson’s recently completed three-game series with Auburn, and the chance to maybe once again play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic.

“We are going to definitely look at it and touch base with Oklahoma St. and see about reinstituting that game,” Young said. “Of course, we are looking at a series that is way down the line still. That game is 2019 and 2020, so I would assume that it is still there and a possibility. Hopefully, this allows us the opportunity to go out and talk with them. It also allows us the opportunity to talk with schools that our fans would be excited to see and then turn around and go see them at their places. Those are things we are working on this week as we consider the future.”

Young still has to complete the 2013 and 2014 schedules, however.

“My immediate goal is locking down 2013 and 2014,” he said. “The 2013 game has the potential to be less than a year away, depending on when the game is played. We have to get those games taken care of before we start looking too far down the line. We did have a complete schedule – we had eight game conference games and four non-conference games, and then when the conference went to nine games, we knew we couldn't play 13 and had to get rid of one of them. Then we went from nine back to eight and we are back to 11 for those two seasons.”

Clemson had added an ACC school to the schedule for 2013, and if an opponent isn't found, that may still be in play. However, Young said he would like to schedule a mid-major.

“We have a lot of opportunity to schedule some games now, where we had none,” he said. “It’s possible we pick up a mid-major like we usually do. We are going to look there first.”

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Front Page Story: Clemson to look at adding Oklahoma St. back to schedule
B-Meist®
please god no
xtiger
In 7 years, I'll bet holding someone to 70 will be
joeyb®
HAHA. Probably true***
Ayejoe
Re: please god no
raginranger®
That will be FutureTiger5's senior season, so we'll be good.
TooterTownTiger
Re: please god no
allorangeallthetime52®
Like I said when Notre Dame ended their series with Michigan
El Swann®
They'd fit nicely into that '16,'17 slot. Love it!
RoperMtn®
that would be awesome! and they do seem to still have those
jdlangs
UGA ('13,'14) ND('15,'18,'21) Okla.St.('19,'20), ??('16,'17)
RoperMtn®
This is the first I've seen any year mentioned for ND games.
ClemsonBama®
I'm just guessing, but you see my logic?
RoperMtn®
That's what I've been assuming as well.
jdlangs
Something I don't understand...if we were going to a nine
tigerzeye
Too much of a schedule crunch
grover173
And then schools like us, FSU, & GT, we all have our
soccerkrzy®
OLE MISS... PLEASE!!!***
uproar84®
K. Thanks.***
tigerzeye
Boise! Texas! Michigan! Tenn! Oregon! The real USC!***
clemson_alum®
I go with.... GEORGIA, FLORIDA, TENNESSEE & BOISE***
Prime T. Tiger
I don't want Clemson playing at OK State simply because.....
Tigersense®
I just went to Google Maps and checked that out and I
Tigerpaw53®
I didn't like what Kyle Young had to say about adding...
uproar84®
We played at Missouri in 95 or 96...was that last time?***
ClemfanWV
We played Mizzou in 2000 too and killed them.***
Completely Solid Orange®
Other ACC schools should gave the same problem..
UtilTiger
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson to look at adding Oklahoma St. back to schedule
dycashiers
stop beating a dead horse***
CU_Kobe_24®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson to look at adding Oklahoma St. back to schedule
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Re: Front Page Story: Clemson to look at adding Oklahoma St. back to schedule
smitty1959®
Um... just keep a permanent home and home with UGA.***
Completely Solid Orange®
First game of the season, every season. Biggest week-one
Completely Solid Orange®
UGA Home and Home then UcheaT Home and Home
woods9
Re: First game of the season, every season. Biggest week-one
tmac9wr
The luster of that series has been dead for years, back when
WolfMan2
Let's just schedule a Top 10 or 15 team. When we
WolfMan2
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wrench®
FLORIDA PLEASE!!!!
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