It’s time for the Clemson football program to look outside of South Carolina when scheduling non-conference opponents.
Clemson football fans have had to deal with the ignorance of South Carolina fans for far too long. So, it obviously must be time to cut ties, right?
Despite the fact that Clemson has beaten the Gamecocks six-straight years and has won two National Championships in the past four years, South Carolina fans continue to flaunt their ‘vaunted’ SEC schedule as some sort of token of pride.
Instead of being quiet and taking the losses with the understanding that things could change in the distant future- because let’s be honest, the Tigers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon- South Carolina fans continue to talk about how Clemson plays “high school opponents” and how the Tigers are only on top of the national landscape because of their “weak schedule.”
Well, my solution to this is pretty simple: Clemson needs to stop playing cupcakes like South Carolina and find a real opponent.
There’s no realistic way for the Tigers to get out of the ACC and, let’s be real, the conference will turn around at some point in the future. But there is a realistic way to stop scheduling non-conference games with the Gamecocks. Just look elsewhere.
Then, at least, Clemson would play somebody with a pulse instead of beating down its territorial rival year-after-year.
Would this ever happen? Of course not. Do I really want this to happen? Nope. Why in the world would Clemson football fans want to give up beating South Carolina every single season? It just wouldn’t make sense.
This post isn’t advocating for a true scheduling change. Instead, I’m making a point: South Carolina fans need to start worrying about winning their own games and quit focusing on Clemson.
The Tigers are on a whole different than anything South Carolina has ever seen in its program history and it’s not really close.
If you want to brag about your ‘powerful schedule,’ that’s fine. But you better realize that as good as your schedule is, Clemson is still the most talented opponent on it.
Lastly, it’s best just to stop talking about the Tigers’ schedule. If Clemson’s schedule is ‘weak,’ it has to do with the fact that the Tigers play a cupcake at the end of every regular season instead of a ‘real opponent.’