The college football world as we know it looks to be changing.
Texas and Oklahoma deciding to bolt the Big 12 in favor of the SEC has turned the sport on its ear. It appears that these are just the first two domino’s to fall and that a major shakeup is on the horizon.
The question among Clemson fans has become what will happen to the Tigers. Playing in the ACC already has the program at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to television revenue and staying put could only widen that gap substantially. There have already been reports that Clemson and the SEC have at least had communications with one another.
On College Football Live, ESPN analyst David Pollack pointed out that the ACC is not in a very favorable position.
“ACC, what do you do,” Pollack asked. “You are not in a position of power. You don’t have a huge league that everybody’s looking to get a bunch of members of.”
Pollack pointed out that the ACC really needs Clemson more than the school needs the conference, at least from a football perspective.
“I think that again, Clemson, just like the Big 12, it was very much focused on what OU and Texas wanted,” Pollack said. “ACC, it’s like ‘Clemson, please don’t leave me, bro. Stay as long as you can, and then maybe bring a spot for me if I need to.’”
Like many others, Pollack thinks the obvious move for Clemson is a move to the SEC.
“I don’t see how it doesn’t make the most sense for them to plug into the SEC,” Pollack said. “They’re right there in the South. They’re right there in the powerhouse. They’re recruiting just fine against everybody else. It seems to make a lot of sense that Clemson would join the SEC.”
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