So anything north of North Carolina is classified as an esteemed bastion of academic excellence? Geez, last time I watched Minnesota vs Wisconsin it was boring as heck and the players on the field didn’t seem much to be a bunch of future doctors, they did seem much slower and white however.
In other words, on a Saturday night in October, no one gives two rips whether LSU vs Alabama has lower SAT scores than Purdue vs Iowa. Just as long as you know the football and the fan bases are much superior in terms of football entertainment
If the SEC comes after Clemson, don't even think twice about it. You'd be in that conference quicker than it takes to recite all of South Carolina's football championships...
You could rekindle the yearly UGA game, the SCU game becomes a conference game. You guys would have a blast playing programs like UT, Florida and Auburn. It's a good move for Clemson if you get the chance, and I think you will get that chance. It makes sense for the SEC if they expand to 20+ teams to get more powerhouses, and Clemson fits that bill.