Clemson BOT chairman ends Big 12 talk


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Clemson Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins
Clemson Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins

The Clemson Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon, not only to discuss tuition increases, but to let two of Clemson’s head coaches give their opinions on a potential move to the Big 12.

Head football coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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joined the meeting via teleconference to give their opinions on a potential move, according to Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins.

“Obviously, it makes sense to include the entire Clemson family on this, and we asked the coaches to share their opinion with us,” Wilkins told TigerNet Wednesday evening. “Coach Brownell and Coach Swinney were nice enough to spend a few minutes with us. We asked them for their opinion, and they shared their thoughts. They were on the call for a short period of time.”

Swinney, in speaking to reporters Tuesday at his high school camp, gave his opinion on the move.

“In my opinion, going to the Big 12 would be the worst thing we could do as a football program,” Swinney said. “It makes zero sense. We are the ACC. This is a program that has just won the championship and we’ve won it more than any other team in the conference. We can fulfill any goal and dream we have right here in this conference. We have a tremendous footprint to recruit in, to play in.”

Wilkins backed up Swinney’s comments.

“We are 1000 percent in the ACC,” Wilkins told TigerNet. “There are no offers, no discussions and we are concentrating on being the best we can be in the ACC. We are in the ACC, and we need to work together on making the ACC better.”

Wilkins said the school needs to concentrate on making Clemson a force in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“What we need to do is have the premier sports program in the league we are now in,” Wilkins said. “And that is the ACC. That is where all of our effort and focus needs to be.”

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B-Meist®
spacer LMBO. Poor york.***
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spacer no...
york_tiger
spacer oh well, lets all sit back and enjoy pu$$y football now.***
PioneerG
spacer Re: oh well, lets all sit back and enjoy pu$$y football now.***
armsb
spacer Re: oh well, lets all sit back and enjoy pu$$y football now.***
footballmanager
spacer So where'd you get all that "info?" Serious question.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
summeyd®
spacer Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
TigerNick04
spacer blue caddy was negative to the point where he brought
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer Exactly***
TigerNick04
spacer Right b/c having an opinion heavily supported by the facts
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spacer The majority of coaches are eventually fired.
TigerStyle13®
spacer I not only said TB would fail but gave the exact specifics
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spacer You haven't been *spot on* about anything.
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spacer My post history is well known. The only 0-3 is Dabo vs USC***
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spacer Is that why you have a pulse lower than your belt size?
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spacer He's 0-3 as official HC. And my pulse rate is low for the
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spacer Yea so it's exactly like I said. I guess that's the best
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spacer Re: My post history is well known. The only 0-3 is Dabo vs USC***
footballmanager
spacer he said he is spotting not *spot on****
MackDaddy®
spacer *His rabid worshipers, however, attack me despite the facts*
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spacer Denial is truly blissful.***
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spacer Link?***
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spacer Hhmmm either Crump finally let Matty back or Stanley is in
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spacer That's the best you can come up with?!?! In other words you
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spacer Re: Denial is truly blissful.***
tigerinaiken®
spacer Re: Right b/c having an opinion heavily supported by the facts
clemtiger117
spacer Well! Aren't you the
zettner
spacer Wow. You've been miserable for a long time.
ShawnC
spacer Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
Litefoot®
spacer I have no doubt that history in the not too distant future
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spacer Re: I have no doubt that history in the not too distant future
footballmanager
spacer Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: He asked for it.***
peanut
spacer Re: Some of us caught #### for just disagreeing with him.
peanut
spacer That's not *bashing*. Please step off the high horse.***
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spacer I think you forgot about express13***
soccerkrzy®
spacer Well, What About Dabo,
GrayBengal®
spacer Re: this bashing of York is really old...I've been on Tnet for a
armsb
spacer LYBO? Impossible, sister.***
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spacer Re: Suicide watch.***
peanut
spacer Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
85_alumnus
spacer I've read most of your posts and I haven't seen 1 with any
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Tiger6060
spacer thing is..was it our choice or did the big...
tgrfan42069
spacer Re: thing is..was it our choice or did the big...
74TIGER
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jvtiger77
spacer Re: Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
Tiger6060
spacer Re: Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
85_alumnus
spacer Old timers? Most of the anti-Dabo, pro-Big XII crowd are
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spacer Yeah I was around then....
85_alumnus
spacer The ACC was better then, but the respect we had was not b/c
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spacer UNC and Maryland both had top 10 teams then....***
85_alumnus
spacer Re: Bingo!!!...... Listen to what the man said!!!***
footballmanager
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Litefoot®
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jvtiger77
spacer Point.***
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spacer no surprise
bisraeljr
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knowitall
spacer So the guy representing Clemson, which can't discuss such
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spacer The worst wounds are self inflicted - Mr. Wilkins and Dabo
Generation4
spacer I would have to say if Dabo wins a NC at Clemson your
David78®
spacer If Dabo wins a NC at Clemson (in the ACC), I'll be so happy
Generation4
spacer Bada Boom... Bada Bing!!!***
85_alumnus
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Tiger6060
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footballmanager
spacer This was my post on a thread just prior to this coming out.
89tigergrad
spacer C/P - if it matters.
89tigergrad
spacer Re: C/P - if it matters.
5knklshfl
spacer Re: C/P - if it matters.
89tigergrad
spacer ND is not coming
bisraeljr
spacer and there are so-called Clemson fans rejoicing in this.
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spacer Dude, you have no clue as to what you are talking about...
85_alumnus
spacer was i talking about you?
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spacer Re: was i talking about you?
85_alumnus
spacer All you do is post nonsensical stuff like "badda bing" and
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spacer Re: All you do is post nonsensical stuff like "badda bing" and
clemtiger117
spacer What proof would you like?***
85_alumnus
spacer Re: What proof would you like?***
clemtiger117
spacer Re: What proof would you like?***
85_alumnus
spacer Leave TNET to prove it. If you're a Clemson fan, you'll
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spacer You have serious issues...***
85_alumnus
spacer it's not serious but I have an issue with your lack of
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spacer You are always welcome to stop reading them....
85_alumnus
spacer Re: What proof would you like?***
clemtiger117
spacer Let's see yours!
85_alumnus
spacer Re: Let's see yours!
Bryanttiger®
spacer a nameless picture of a diploma?***
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spacer Re: I have been a CU fan for a long long time. I am not
peanut
spacer While I've read tons on twitter and websites from bloggers
tigeringvegas
spacer Travel costs is a red herring. We now travel to BC & Mia and
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spacer Miami is once in a blue moon, but I think you're forgetting
tigeringvegas
spacer A&M had to fly almost everywhere in the Big 12
tigeringvegas
spacer Re: Travel costs is a red herring. We now travel to BC & Mia and
clemtiger117
spacer Re: Helloooooo to the new Death Valley!!***
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spacer Re: Ooops, I meant Dead Valley!!***
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spacer Re: and there are so-called Clemson fans rejoicing in this.
Tiger6060
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rat brain
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garrick3270
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rickford13
spacer Absolutely!!! True that!***
85_alumnus
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5knklshfl
spacer Remember where you were
bubber
spacer Re: Remember where you were
Dolfantiger
spacer Re: Remember where you were
CUdude98
spacer exactly and it is still and was always the main issue.....
jcope
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TigerHVACman
spacer Agree!
cu1981fans
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garrick3270
spacer Army and Navy have titles and Heisman trophies too. Think
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spacer Your memory is quite poor. We did actually play TCU a
tigerpride98
spacer Re: Your memory is quite poor. We did actually play TCU a
garrick3270
spacer Hats off to Clemson!
CUdude98
spacer Re: Hats off to Clemson!
NYCtiger
spacer Famous last words...***
CU at the Valley
spacer must that pic be posted with every BOT story/statement?
ctigerfan®
spacer 1000%? I've asked him a million times to stop exaggerating.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer great
big head
spacer ATTENTION EVERYONE.
Prime T. Tiger
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clemsonfanest90
spacer I, for one, agree with them....
Tigerartist1
spacer and if we want to play the Big 12 teams...
Tigerartist1
spacer Everyone says
hoaxster®
spacer That is why it would be a good thing to get Nortre Dame and
OhWiseOne®
spacer Re: That is why it would be a good thing to get Nortre Dame and
clemsonfanest90
spacer ALL Reports say if ND were to join a conference....
OhWiseOne®
spacer I like that scenario and have heard the same....
85_alumnus
spacer Re: ALL Reports say if ND were to join a conference....
Dolfantiger
spacer Great. Might as well get used to the
tigerdrummer®
spacer thank goodness, now we can move on to the next hot topic!***
sav82tiger
spacer I am confused...
cutiger250
spacer I agree, this whole thing is fishy.
justbrowsin
spacer 128 responses to this post? Evidently he ended nothing!***
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Re: 128 responses to this post? Evidently he ended nothing!***
CharlieHarper
spacer What he said is true. Right now...at this moment...we are
LuZZifer
spacer I totally agree!!!! We are ACC and should make it better....
LuZZifer
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