Five potential replacements for South Carolina on the 2020 Clemson football schedule
Clemson football fans received bleak news Thursday afternoon when the SEC announced that it had voted to play a 10 game, conference-only schedule.
That news meant we wouldn’t see Clemson and South Carolina match-up on the gridiron, as well as several other in-state rivalries that take place between ACC and SEC.
Despite the news that the SEC would use a conference-only model, ACC Analyst Brett Friedlander reported that the conference is still moving forward with the idea of playing a ‘plus-one’ model this season and that leaves an opening on the 2020 Clemson football schedule.
Here are five potential routes the Tigers could go in replacing South Carolina.
5. In-state FCS school
Here’s the first and most obvious choice.
Keep in mind that the ACC’s non-conference rule states that the game must be played in the home state of the ACC team. That means that Clemson has to play this game at home or at least in the state of South Carolina.
That means we very well could see the Tigers add Furman, The Citadel, Presbyterian or someone else of that caliber in this spot. Keeping money in-state is something Dabo Swinney has always expressed desires in doing and that very well could be the case with this scheduling, as well.