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Hate to say it but it's probably the worst time ever to have
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Hate to say it but it's probably the worst time ever to have

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Jul 2, 2022, 8:29 AM
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such a green AD. Graham Neff couldn't even pull the trigger on Brad Brownell. I mean, that was an easy one. Do we really have faith he can maneuver us through the most important conference expansion of all time that is dividing the haves and have nots?

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Jul 2, 2022, 8:33 AM
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Why is it that it is always “doom and gloom” on this site?

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Not doom and gloom at all man...Just being realistic.


Jul 2, 2022, 8:37 AM
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This is an important point in our school's history. Wouldn't any school prefer to have a powerful, connected, and/or experienced Director of Athletics?

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Re: Not doom and gloom at all man...Just being realistic.


Jul 3, 2022, 12:14 AM
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This is an important time in CFB history. This sport may be heading for ruin unless the Presidents sit down and figure something out.

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Isn't the BIG Commissioner the same

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Jul 2, 2022, 9:20 AM
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....guy that completely botched their entire conference's football season a little over a year ago?

He was new, and looked totally inept. Now he looks like a genius.

If Neff is the right guy for the job it won't matter how much experience he has.

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Jul 2, 2022, 9:24 AM
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Did he really botch it? He got Ohio in playing a 6 game cupcake schedule.

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Jul 2, 2022, 9:29 AM
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Yes. The BIG about had a insurection and half members were thereatening to leave the league.

Meanwhile, Ohio State took advantage of the situation and ended up in the CFP out of sheer dumb-luck and other teams losing. The BIG Commissioner had zero to do with it.

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This is a joke right?

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Jul 2, 2022, 9:37 AM
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We're in the midst of the biggest shift in the operating model of college sports since integration. It's the best time ever to be blessed with a young energetic AD who brings new ideas and isn't married to an extict system.

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Lets see if Neff is so nimble.***


Jul 2, 2022, 10:31 AM
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Can’t do worse than previous AD signing long term ACC contract

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Jul 2, 2022, 8:36 AM
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Clemson should have dominated those discussions. Instead we have a junk tv contract and no special benefits.

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And Swoffies son made out like a bandit!***


Jul 2, 2022, 10:59 PM
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Jul 2, 2022, 8:36 AM
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Spot on, and even DRad isn't who I'd want for this. I'd want TDP for these times.

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Then again, it may be the best time ever because

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Jul 2, 2022, 8:37 AM
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he has everything to gain and nothing to lose. I would not underestimate Neff and his ability to be a leader. Don’t let his age and lack of time in the limelight fool you.

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I hope you're right. I want him to surprise me.


Jul 2, 2022, 8:39 AM
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This realignment will be his make or break.

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Jul 2, 2022, 9:08 AM
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Neff will have very little influence on this. This will be in the hands of President Clements and the BOT. Coach Swinney will even have more say so than Neff.

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Dabo will absolutely have a seat at the table for these discussions


Jul 2, 2022, 10:28 AM
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The most glaring question that will have to be answered is what does the BOT and President want in terms of athletic funding. If they are all happy with the current funds and current pace of all sports then they may stay put.

However, everyone knows football is the “front porch” to most schools in our footprint. Our applications increased a ton after 2016 CFP. To remain relevant and grow the Academic institution will be the talking point that will need to be addressed. Clemson will always be a special school regardless of conference. Just how relevant does it want to be on a National stage going forward.

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Jul 2, 2022, 10:02 PM
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The BOT and President Clements were certainly all-in on hiring a new baseball coach and making promises in basketball. It seems they want to improve the entire athletic department.

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Exactly***


Jul 2, 2022, 2:14 PM
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Yes, coot we do.***

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Jul 2, 2022, 1:16 PM
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Are you an idiot? 09 Clemson Grad dumba$$***

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Jul 2, 2022, 9:04 PM
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Lol, ok, coot.***


Jul 2, 2022, 9:05 PM
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Sad***


Jul 2, 2022, 9:09 PM
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Don’t be sad, at least y’all have the five-bomb.***


Jul 2, 2022, 9:30 PM
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I've been on here for 20 years...***


Jul 2, 2022, 9:33 PM
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Congerts.


Jul 2, 2022, 9:48 PM
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Seems like you’ve done really well here in that time.

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You really so have some issues.***

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Jul 2, 2022, 10:24 PM
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Jul 2, 2022, 1:44 PM
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What is he supposed to do? You can't force your way into other conferences. You can't force the networks to sign a new TV contract.

The reason for this is simple. The ACC has smaller schools than the Big Ten and SEC. They have smaller fan bases, not as many blue blood programs, and draw lower ratings. This idea that Swofford, Phillips, Radakovich, Neff, or whoever, could do some Jedi Mind Trick on the TV networks and magically get more money is silly.

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Jul 2, 2022, 2:24 PM
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He's proven he can negotiate & he seems to have a cool demeanor ...I think he will guide us well

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Jul 2, 2022, 10:16 PM
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If a team is wanted, a way will be found.

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"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
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It's very simple...

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Jul 2, 2022, 2:13 PM
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IF "P5" football goes to two superconfences, then more teams are needed. If that's the case, then there's no way Clemson will not be at the top of the heap for inclusion. We will get a seat at that table,and we'd have to flat out refuse to be a part of it to not be included.

With that said, I refuse to believe we're head to only two major conferences. I still believe the four super conference model will pan out, and if that's the case we'll stay put and grow this conference.

Regardless of the final setup, we'd have to flat out refuse to be a part of it to not be included.

That, and this isn't solely Neff's responsibility. The entire university administration from the board to the president to Neff and more will be involved.

I know I'm asking too much and its not personal, but folks who think it's "realistic" that we could get left out of whatever structure comes to fruition, well, those folks aren't being realistic. IMO.

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Jul 2, 2022, 10:20 PM
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Some only consider negatives.

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Jul 2, 2022, 11:10 PM
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The sky is always falling until it didn’t yesterday so it will surely fall tomorrow. What makes football fun is the kids that play and the coaches that coach. How many games do you recon them that get “left behind” is going to play. Football will be just as fun when we play in the national left behind championship.

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Jul 2, 2022, 11:58 PM
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No it won’t but we won’t be left behind

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Why In The #### Does Every Negative Post


Jul 2, 2022, 11:33 PM
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always mention CBB. Get over it. Shut up. Graham will not be making the decision alone. He's a smart guy and will be talking to a lot of people. I trust in Graham.

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He mentioned CBB

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Jul 3, 2022, 10:29 AM
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because, regardless of Neff's experience, it was a true head scratcher how CBB kept his job for another season.

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