Should Clemson, VT been crossover rivals?


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Should Clemson, VT been crossover rivals?

From InsidetheACC:

But when it came to Clemson and Virginia Tech, the conference blew its chance to properly leverage the power of their two other most prominent football schools.

At the time of expansion in 2004, Clemson was already a program with great tradition, a passionate fan base, and a 78,000 seat stadium. Virginia Tech had played for a national in 1999 and had been ranked in the top five every season from 2000-2003. They had a reputation as a rabid fan base and had recently expanded their stadium to over 65,000 seats.

Aligning Clemson and Virginia Tech as crossover rivals, thus guaranteeing annual matchups, seemed to make as much sense as FSU-Miami, but the ACC league office, in its wisdom, instead set up Boston College as Virginia Tech’s crossover rival. Clemson, meanwhile, drew Georgia Tech.

Even fans of Boston College and Georgia Tech have to admit that a Clemson-VT matchup is much sexier than VT-BC or Clemson-GT.

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Subject (Replies: 33) Author
spacer Football Update: Should Clemson and VT been crossover rivals?
Crump®
spacer Whomever wrote that from "Inside the ACC" doesn't have a
CubMD
spacer Exactly my thoughts.***
TigerTown
spacer GT won a National Championship since VT has...***
aerozeptallica
spacer Re: GT won a National Championship since VT has...***
Litefoot®
spacer My point exactly. We will ignore the ACC trophies they have
aerozeptallica
spacer Re: Football Update: Should Clemson and VT been crossover rivals?
ALL IN Tiger 888
spacer Im old school...I perfer the GT game...My very first Clemson
NCLakeTiger
spacer Personally, I would have preferred Duke because it is about
CUTIGR69
spacer Nope. They got it right with GT vs. Clemson. This is a
Swarley
spacer "in its wisdom"
Fluxus
spacer I agree, but shoulda put GT in same division with no rivals.
Razzmatazz
spacer My take on it...
Fluxus
spacer Re: Football Update: Should Clemson and VT been crossover rivals?
CUHerleman
spacer Great idea and actually makes sense!
05 Hokie SC
spacer Re: Football Update: Should Clemson and VT been crossover rivals?
ebush75
spacer Too many schools with low ceilings on the North side.
TigersAndCubs
spacer Terrible idea. GT is our biggest rivalry in this conference
TigersAndCubs
spacer FSU is our biggest rivalry in this conference
AThomas®
spacer Huh? Definitely GT first, then FSU/NCSU***
soccerkrzy®
spacer FSU is similar to UGA
AThomas®
spacer Georgia Tech is bigger for us than FSU...
uproar84®
spacer In truth we lost our biggest rival beyond USuC when we quit
AThomas®
spacer FSU is only a big game because of their success
TigersAndCubs
spacer Right, until about 2001, FSU had no rival in the ACC, just
aerozeptallica
spacer The crossover rivalry extends beyond football.
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer With conference expansion,
MRTTMT
spacer I know it's been said here before
ChemETiger97
spacer O yea, real sexy, got us a noon kickoff***
nkickha
spacer But what's this I hear about SCAR and UGA becoming
hartins®
spacer No!
camdentiger09®
spacer As it stands now VT is a sexier rivalry. But
Stamos
spacer Whn did our stadium lose 3000+ seats? idiots!***
tigerpaw80®
spacer GT should be in our division instead of BC actually. Then VT
CUAllTheWay®
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