Danny Ford: Clemson would join SEC if offered


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According to the Montgomery Advertiser, former Clemson head coach Danny Ford while speaking to the Montgomery Quarterback Club on Tuesday night, said Clemson would be the SEC's 14th team if asked.

"I don't personally speak for the university, and I don't have any knowledge of what's being discussed, but I do know enough people over there to know that, if invited, they would choose to join the SEC," Ford said.

"I'm just not sure the SEC would be interested in Clemson. We don't really bring anything to the table as far as TV markets and that kind of thing. The SEC is already there (South Carolina).

"And let's be honest: This is all about the money and the numbers."

If all things were equal, Ford said, Clemson would be a viable candidate to join the SEC. School officials at Florida State, he added, appear to be totally committed to the ACC.

"Clemson is an excellent fit with the SEC in every sport," Ford said. "In football, we'd have to do a lot of work, and maybe that would make Clemson get up and hustle a bit, which would be good.

"But a lot of our athletic programs fit real good."

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spacer Football Update: Danny Ford: Clemson would join SEC if offered
B-Meist®
spacer except for soccer
MarineOneClemson®
spacer Would such a move hurt basketball?
BillgoCU
spacer Cuts both ways: How would a move improve our football?***
AThomas®
spacer most certainly
CASDM9901
spacer Being in the SEC would help basketball
Neal in NC®
spacer I disagree
CASDM9901
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ElCidclassof14
spacer Agree....
ClemfanWV
spacer Re: I disagree
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer don't agree with that at all
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer The UF back to back
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spacer exactly....very tough to get kids to come to the SEC to play
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer Your first 2 statements are crap...
ClemfanWV
spacer Clemson and ACC hoops ...
apextiger®
spacer Being in the SEC hasn't done anything for the USuCk program.
CASDM9901
spacer Re: Being in the SEC hasn't done anything for the USuCk program.
apextiger®
spacer Re: Clemson and ACC hoops ...
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer We'd probably win more in basketball
MackDaddy®
spacer no. kentucky is one of the best, Pearl did good things at
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spacer we can dream but don't see it ever happening***
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer Agree...***
63 17 FOREVER
spacer Clemson doesn't need the SEC
PalmettoPig
spacer Re: Clemson doesn't need the SEC
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HALO Tiger®
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76clemson
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HALO Tiger®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Can we please just win the ACC instead?***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Can we please just win the ACC instead?***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer The point is we can't even do that.***
Completely Solid Orange®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Danny! Danny! Danny!***
Francis Marion®
spacer I wish Danny had not brought up this topic.
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