You will not see another school in the country fill their stadium with 80K plus fans for every home game and throw that kind of money into their football program only to get the kind of lousy returns that they get out of it. They control the media in our state. They are the bigger school. They’ve devoted so much time, effort and money to being better than us in football only to watch us dominate the state rivalry and win multiple conference and national championships. They are the most jealous and hateful fanbase in America and their biggest claim to fame in football is joining a conference three decades ago. These are the cold hard facts that represent the sad reality of gamecock football.
Notre Dame,Auburn,etc.,teams outside of the ACC, it will hurt us in the long run. And if the SEC and BIG get to 40 teams, they may decide to exclude the ACC and just have a championship between their own two conferences. They would have enough of the country covered to claim a National Championship. How long do you think Clemson can stay relevant if we NEVER get to play any of those teams? I think we have to move and we have to move fast. If we have to borrow the money to buy our way out of the ACC, then that is what we have to do. IMHO.