Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future


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Chairman David H. Wilkins
Chairman David H. Wilkins

CLEMSON – The Clemson Board of Trustees will convene on Thursday, in a meeting that Board Chairman David Wilkins says is designed to get everyone on the same page regarding possible realignment and to address all of the rumors that have surfaced in the past week regarding that topic.

The SEC and Big XII signed an agreement last Friday that pits a team from each conference in an end-of-season bowl game, and speculation has run rampant since then that this allows for four major conferences – the SEC, Big XII, Big 10 and Pac-12 – with everybody else on the outside looking in when it comes to national prominence.

That has led to a rash of reports that have Atlantic Coast Conference teams, including Clemson, contemplating a move to other conferences in order to keep, as Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips told TigerNet Monday, their ‘seat at the table.’

With that in mind, Clemson’s Board will meet Thursday.

“That is what the main topic of discussion will be,” Wilkins told TigerNet Wednesday morning. “But I can tell you, that as far as I know, I am not aware of any contact that we have had officially or unofficially with the Big XII, nor have we had any contact or conversations with any conference besides the ACC.”

Wilkins said that with so many rumors floating about, and with speculation running rampant, he felt like this was the perfect time for the Board to convene.

“It’s just to get everybody on the same page,” he said. “The general discussion will be about what we think the future holds. We will talk about everything that has been going on, and this will allow us to get on the same page as the president [James Barker] and discuss the situation as he sees it. I have no reason to believe that he will say he has had contact with any other conference, whether through a third party or intermediaries. We are a member of the ACC, and we have not been asked to join any other conference.”


Wilkins said the meeting will be a chance for each member to voice his or her opinion.

“This will be about what we think about the future,” he said. “We will be looking at whether the ACC will be seeking other teams, and obviously Clemson can't act on that on behalf of the ACC, but this will be just a general information type of meeting. There is no proposal active, and no action has been taken. This will just allow folks to voice their opinion and share information.”

Wilkins said the BOT will, of course, act in the best interests of the university.

“All of us want what is best for Clemson,” he said. “Things are changing so fast, and we want to be aware of what possibilities are out there. I think we all want what is best for Clemson, period. We just have to deal with things right now. “

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spacer Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
Crump®
spacer You forgot the quotations around "rumors"***
TigerEric35®
spacer Re: You forgot the quotations around "and future"******
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Re: You forgot the quotations around "and future"******
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer At least I don't have a dental appointment tomorrow.***
SOLOS®
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sloanerb
spacer the eyes and mouth have a striking resemblence to Gov. Haley***
ragtop
spacer Re: the eyes and mouth have a striking resemblence to Gov. Haley***
CUAtTheFinishLine®
spacer Clemson helping form a new
71PR
spacer Re: the eyes and mouth have a striking resemblence to Gov. Haley***
dgcannon39
spacer "Hey NOW!!"*****
ReallyJoelShaw
spacer Mm hmm... just getting everyone on the same page...
I4CUTigers
spacer Re: Mm hmm... just getting everyone on the same page...
grover173
spacer The BOT needs better sources.***
deleted
spacer Yes, someone send them the Dude's web address.******
TigerCPA®
spacer Well, if they haven't talked to anybody, how do they know
Spud®
spacer honestly, some of "us" are***
ragtop
spacer HAHA, point for that laugh!***
ALL IN Tiger 888
spacer Re: Well, if they haven't talked to anybody, how do they know
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: Well, if they haven't talked to anybody, how do they know
dgcannon39
spacer Why would the BOT discuss rumors?
TheProdigal
spacer Maybe to ...end them?***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Gotta figure out which one of them talked***
PenthouseTiger
spacer That was my first question.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer They're tired of all the emails and phone calls I guess.***
josephg®
spacer DING DING DING, We Have a WINNER!!!***
TygerEye®
spacer But will a vote of confidence let Barker do what he wants?
MackDaddy®
spacer How often does the BOT get together to discuss rumors?
tdrake®
spacer This is like the HC at one school who all-but-swears....
Tiger77
spacer They are doing one of two things...either voting to leave
TigerGrad'93
spacer Re: They are doing one of two things...either voting to leave
CleverTiger®
spacer Duh...that is why I stated "seek" rather than seek.
TigerGrad'93
spacer Re: They are doing one of two things...either voting to leave
dgcannon39
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Playdough
spacer ^^^Someone is on their "A" game^^^^^^^^^^^
ALL IN Tiger 888
spacer Will Tiger Talk air it?
potatoes and gravy®
spacer Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer I think they put TDP out front to partly inform the fans...
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Re: I think they put TDP out front to partly inform the fans...
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer This will be our last year of ACC football.
Tigerstyle
spacer That or the ACC rolls over and lets us keep some of the...
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Let's not get carried away
ebush75
spacer I wouldn't be surprised at all if the ratio wasn't somewhere
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Re: Let's not get carried away
dgcannon39
spacer No they are nolonger discussing rumors.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Thursday night...
Playdough
spacer Re: No they are nolonger discussing rumors.
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer I think "yes" - advisory board was formed in January***
designtiger®
spacer Re: No they are nolonger discussing rumors.
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: Talk about a hot seat When does Swofford resign
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer VERY REAL. Kinda what I'm thinking. BIG12 should go for VT &***
SOLOS®
spacer Re: Talk about a hot seat When does Swofford resign
ebush75
spacer Re: Talk about a hot seat When does Swofford resign
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer And so it begins...
zumaboy
spacer Re: And so it begins...
Brad01
spacer Re: And so it begins...
dgcannon39
spacer Hmmmmm. If my math is correct
deleted
spacer The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
mjm
spacer Re: The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
raginranger
spacer Re: The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
dgcannon39
spacer Another great job reporting by David Hood.***
Brad W
spacer AKA Woodshed***
WALLACE
spacer Ummmmmmm***
gopaws4
spacer Terry Don Phillips & Mark Packer dismissing Rumors
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer The Infamous....
71PR
spacer if that is the case though..
tgrfan42069
spacer Re: Terry Don Phillips & Mark Packer dismissing Rumors
Whitehurst74®
spacer Now this feels like big news
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Re: Now this feels like big news
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: Now this feels like big news
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Wilkins has painted himself in an interesting corner
tigerpride98
spacer Or ... discussions have been with someone close
RevDodd®
spacer Even if it is TCU - I think that would considered
tigerpride98
spacer Re: Or ... discussions have been with someone close
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer Re: Or ... discussions have been with someone close
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Board members wouldn't know those kinds of conversations
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Boards are responsible for the organization, the board
tigerpride98
spacer I report to a Board
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Sure, for the organizations I serve on the board of there
tigerpride98
spacer I guess we have a difference of opinion on "contact"
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Just a followup - you indicated "advise" with respect to a
tigerpride98
spacer I meant more like give direction on strategy
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Re: Wilkins has painted himself in an interesting corner
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer He can't come out and say what they are doing
MackDaddy®
spacer Re: He can't come out and say what they are doing
Litefoot®
spacer Re: He can't come out and say what they are doing
dgcannon39
spacer Or maybe this is all a curveball being thrown......
WS Tiger®
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ZA206
spacer As someone who has seen Wilkins work first hand
GunTotnTigr
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clemtiger117
spacer My Niece Helen Turner Hill is Advisory Board Member, BUT
lightbulbbill®
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CUTIGERTIM®
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clemsonfanest90
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dgcannon39
spacer Should I be as nervous as I feel right now?
BentZero
spacer I'm with you, especially if FSU takes off and we're not up
TigerGrant8®
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BonCon
spacer Re: Notre Dame
wstoddard
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allorangeallthetime52®
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