ESPN analyst: "Clemson's schedule is so soft"

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Clemson blasted Alabama in the convincing National Championship win
Clemson blasted Alabama in the convincing National Championship win

Clemson Football was an undefeated 15-0 last season claiming another National Championship leaving Alabama and Notre Dame in their wake during the historic playoff run.

However, some media personalities always want to bring up their ACC schedule to try to downplay Clemson's future accomplishments. Add ESPN analyst Seth Walder to the list as he thinks Clemson's 2019 schedule is pretty much a farce.

"Clemson's schedule is so soft," he said on the Paul Finebaum Show Wednesday. "We are talking about one of the easiest schedules in the Power 5. They are two-touchdown favorites over everyone on their schedule, and the toughest game is at South Carolina."

I agree that Clemson's non-conference games against Charlotte and Wofford are of the tasty cupcake variety. Elite teams like Clemson don't underestimate anyone and just take it one game at a time.

Texas A&M will probably be the toughest matchup of the upcoming season as the Aggies have a talented and hungry group that will want revenge in Death Valley.

Clemson's strength of schedule would be much higher if South Carolina would raise their game. If the Gamecocks were on the level of a top 25 type team year in and year out, it would make it a more difficult task for the Tigers.

ESPN's early FPI has Clemson as the No. 1 team in the land with an impressive 83% chance to make the College Football Playoff, 58% chance to make it back to the title game, and 36% chance to win it all again.





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Memphis Tiger®
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Tiger2314
spacer Great call***
ClemsonGville
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Bense®
spacer spot on
boricuatiger
spacer Plus, its not really that "weak" or "soft"
ClemsonGville
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Dugatiger®
spacer Re: spot on
saddis56®
spacer Huh....turns out our
SolGrundy
spacer Re: Huh....turns out our
CivildocTiger
spacer yeah, we're favored by at least 14 pts in every 2019 game
HuntFishTigers
spacer We shouldn't have taken our foot
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Dugatiger®
spacer Blah, blah, blah....
TennesseeLadyTiger®
spacer Who is Seth Walder and why should we care what he says?***
cutigerbob®
spacer Where's Walder?
ClemsonGville
spacer Clemson's a 2 TD favorite over 95% of the Power 5
RoperMtn®
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AmeriTiger®
spacer He just sounds like an Sports Bot when he makes this
Swarley
spacer It's the Finebaum show and it's ESPNSECBS. Did y'all expect
CootNDawgHater
spacer aaawww...bless your heart, i'm sorry. We'll make it up to
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Tigerman1978
spacer He's trying to say our schedule is easier than everyone
ClemsonGville
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CU13®
spacer I think calling Finebaum an "analyst" is beyond generous
acevans®
spacer True - soft as Bama’s defensive line in the 4th qtr.***
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grrowl
spacer Soft schedule is what we need as a finesse team, right?
cutig91
spacer Two thoughts on this
o2bnclemson
spacer Their opinions don’t matter they aren’t on the committee.
rhettm
spacer Who cares?
TigersAndCubs
spacer Wont know how soft it is until after the season***
ClemsonGville
spacer it is not a hard schedule...
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TigersOnHill
spacer Alabama thought they could out tough us
ClemsonGville
spacer Ain't no denying that it's very soft at this point,
josephg®
spacer "Very soft" relative to who?***
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TomTom
spacer He's an intern
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clemson2003
spacer Who?!?
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: Who?!?
Southeasterntiger
spacer That Plump Fatty Looks "Soft" I Bet He's Squishy Like
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Jenny1hill
spacer Who? Never heard of him and don’t give a $h*t either***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer Dont care...just win baby!
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TigerAidan
spacer Opponent win % is a laughably terrible way of rating SOS
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Rswanson
spacer Maybe Seth should ask Alabama if we're soft?***
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kpttiger
spacer About as tough as Alabama last year? Or not play SEC?
jerseymike
spacer 2 TD FAVORITE? If only Bama could cover that spread<snicker>
mrmatt
spacer Hes an analytics guy...
ClemfanWV
spacer The whole country is soft compared to Clemson!
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TigerRL
spacer It is soft compared to some, but . .
PetesPonies
spacer Of course our schedule is easy, we don’t have to play Clemson.***
owensb01®
spacer Re: Of course our schedule is easy, we don’t have to play Clemson.***
Nick16
spacer Comes with being the best team in the nation...
hurricaneduane®
spacer Finebaum Propaganda
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spacer The SEC was not impressive ln 2018
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spacer Forget Him!
HillRockTiger
spacer it would be different if we made it to the playoffs based on
tigerfan28173
spacer No one has ever heard of Seth Walden***
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spacer SEC schedule is so soft!
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