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of one big-time out-of-conference opponent a year to future football schedules, perhaps as early as 2016 (The State).
"I think we need to play certainly Clemson and maybe another opponent that could be difficult."
Is this strategy tied into the future playoff system? Otherwise, seems to add a SEC-level game to our schedule for no good reason.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
Our schedule is tough enough. We should schedule another cupcake on the schedule. Any team from the ACC fits that bill.
This post was edited by lmtpao 16 months ago
I like the idea of adding another ACC opponent to the schedule. it would be more fun beating NC State than it is beating SC State or Wofford.
We will only be better and look better if we win big national games. I dont think he necessarily means play powerhouses but not all ACC games are cakewalks. Id like to see us play VT, FSU, Maryland, Rutgers, Ok St...all good competition and very winnable games. It looks much better than beating citadel and sc state.
It seems like adding a team located in an area in which we recruit - or an area in which we'd like to recruit - would be beneficial.
I'm down for it. It would be fun to play one of the ACC schools every year.
I think we are slowly becoming a national program and this is the next step. We need to get out of the south...go beyond the ACC and SEC...and play someone. I'm 45 and remember playing in the Big House, Notre Dame, and a series with Nebraska. Those teams were powerhouses then and we were pretty good. Beat Michigan at their place and came oh so close with Nebraska a couple of times.
A home and home with USC would be awesome...especially if it could be scheduled as a kick-off classic.
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Need to win a championship before we start adding to an already very difficult schedule.
I was a sophomore at USC the year that we played at Nebraska. Myself and three other guys jumped in the car on Thursday morning and arrived in Lincoln at around 5am the next morning. That was a long freaking road trip.
A home and home with ourselves? How is that possible? Would it be like a spring game?
lets set a home/away with Va Tech.................
I think this perception is very overblown.
For the thread, we need to be able to win our conference, or at least our division a few times, before we try to make the schedule tougher.
That is interesting. Ray never seemed to want to play any difficult non-conference opponents in baseball.
That's great. I like the way Tanner thinks.
I really hate playing cupcakes. What is the point, to just pad the win loss record? I'd much rather play Notre Dame or Southern Cal than play SC State and win without a challenge.
This post was edited by Lowcountry Cock 16 months ago
That's exactly the point.
And to give your players a break, let young guys play, etc.
Why not just play in the ACC. The entire year is padded. Plenty of wins and breaks. 12 games a year. Make em good.
Not gonna argue, because it is not debateable. It is an opinion issue. My opininion, is I would rather see a qualtiy football game for my money.
Don't like this at all, schedule is tough enough to begin with.
My point exactly. In the perfect world you play 4 out of conference nationally known great teams...Oregon, Southern Cal, and 2 others of your choice. The problem is what have you accomplishedif you lose any of them. You are already playing the best of the best in conference. I would agree to playing a bunch of great out of conference teams if there were say a 16 to 18 team playoff wear 3 losses and you still get in
Unlike Hyman I am sure Coach Tanner and Coach Spurrier have discussed this at length.
mid-tier acc team please
state, virginia, wake, unc,
or even maryland
be good for our recruiting in NC and VA
and more fun for the fans
Yeah, no kidding.
But I'm pretty sure he was Parrotting spurrier's standard Clemson and one other big conference local opponent, like UNC, NC state, Ga Tech, etc.
I am on board with teams like UNC, NCSU, Ga Tech, UCF, etc. Teams we should beat 8 times out of ten.
Not on board with teams like Nebraska, Va Tech, etc. Too far to go for away games (we would have to go there also); not worth the risk of losing. I agree with those who say we need to win the division a few more times and WIN the SEC before we try this tactic. I like finishing in the top 10. Hate to say it, but recruiting needs to pick back up before we try it also. There are no Clowney's, Lattimores, Gilmores, Alshons in this class (or last).
Wofford is a tougher game than half the ACC. Not much difference if you ask me.
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