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Football Update: ESPN: ACC plans on continuing FCS games

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Posted: May 16, 2013 11:07 AM
 

ESPN: ACC plans on continuing FCS games

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Posted: May 16, 2013 11:13 AM
 

No this is BS. All power 5 conferences should play FBS teams ONLY. Maybe only other power 5 but that is worth discussing.

It's not our responsibility to keep bad football programs alive.


I'm with Dabo here

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Posted: May 16, 2013 11:40 AM
 

fine with playing 1 per year so that we can see some proud FCS programs try to pull an App State-like upset and increase exposure for some of our lesser in-state programs.


Plus it gives my friends and relatives...


Posted: May 16, 2013 3:28 PM
 

...one more Saturday each year where they can schedule a wedding and only receive a scowl instead of a beating.


Why does it have to be FBS?

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Posted: May 16, 2013 11:41 AM
 

What's the difference in beating Kent St. 45-0 compared to beating SC State 48-0? If a program is inferior having the title of a FBS school means nothing.

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it doesn't make any difference at all...nothing***


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We are playing 2 FBS because Cent Mich pulled out right?***


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Is that why the article claims we are playing two?***


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FCS teams aren't automatically bad because they come from a


Posted: May 16, 2013 1:20 PM
 

smaller school or give fewer scholarship.

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Ask Michigan how "bad" FCS teams like App State are...


Posted: May 16, 2013 1:30 PM
 

I'm holding a likely minority opinion in this matter, but I'd like to see each of the smaller SC schools play on a rotating basis in Death Valley.

Sure it's a whupping most of the time for those guys, but the combination of keeping money in state, maintaining some traditional bonds between Clemson and these schools and the chance for hundreds of kids who otherwise never would have the thrill of playing in the Valley makes it a plus for us.

If the day comes that playing such a game might actually hurt Clemson, then regretfully we'll need to cut the cord. But that day isn't here yet.

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that day probably won't come....playing a game against an


Posted: May 16, 2013 1:49 PM
 

instate program is tradition...Clemson and Citadel have played 36 times...Clemson and Furman have played 56 times. There's a lot of history there.

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While I understand....


Posted: May 16, 2013 12:22 PM
 

the concept of playing teams like Wofford, elCid, Furman, SC State and Coastal in order to keep the football revenue in state, my position has alwyas been and remains that as long as there are sufficient non-BCS Division 1 teams willing to play at Clemson without expecting a return home game, continuing to schedule FCS opponents should be done out of necessity and as a fall-back option only.




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Clemson must win least 7 games to become bowl eligible


Posted: May 16, 2013 12:43 PM
 

After SC State and The Citadel games


Now that Tommy Bowden is gone, hopefully the 7 win season


Posted: May 16, 2013 1:01 PM
 

is too! (I know Dabo had one but he's 21-6 since.)


having been part of an FCS program that traveled....


Posted: May 16, 2013 1:19 PM
 

to Arkansas, SC, Air Force, Army during my four years for the kids of those programs it's an incredible experience. It gives those kids a chance to see where they stand against the bigger boys. It generates a ton of cash for the smaller programs. The downside of only playing FBS schools is it hurts the kids/programs at the smaller schools. You're playing a football game...it really doesn't matter in the end if the team is from the Southern Conf or the Sunbelt. The big boys get a guaranteed home date and in most cases a win.

Not the case when my team went to Arkansas or SC.

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Posted: May 16, 2013 1:32 PM
 

who also played for the Citadel team that beat USC-lite.

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I do....what really got us fired up for that game is at the


Posted: May 16, 2013 1:46 PM
 

time The State paper had an writer that would provide a preview of each SC game...game plan...etc. He said in his write up before that game that all SC had to do to win that game was show up. Coach Taaffe brought that into the team mtg and read it to the guys...we were ready to play. I remember staring into the stands after that game and Big you should have seen the fans faces...they were in shock. As a Clemson fan growing up it was an incredible day. Only wish my dad could have lived long enough to be there to share it with me.

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I definitely remember the game....


Posted: May 16, 2013 2:05 PM
 

We were on our way home from Raleigh after watching Clemson beat NC State 24 - 17 when we heard the score on the radio.

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Re: I definitely remember the game....


Posted: May 17, 2013 12:28 PM
 

Wasn't there another game where Citadel actually blew out Scar, like 45-0?


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