Texas A&M at Miami
Some teams have ups and downs and look like they are on a roller coaster. Last season, the Aggies and Hurricanes were on a roller coaster that did one thing: started high and then dropped fast. That was it. Ride over.
Both programs have made changes to their staff and are hoping for a bounce-back campaign, but neither is expected to be a contender in their conference. They will both have a chance to create positive momentum in a non-conference matchup against each other.
This is another conundrum for Clemson fans. On one hand, it isn’t hard to root against Texas A&M. We all remember Jimbo Fisher. He is hard to like.
On the other hand, if Texas A&M loses, it means Miami has won. While Tiger fans are much less familiar with Mario Cristobal than Fisher, Cristobal has done little to win begrudging respect. Additionally, Miami’s NIL side doesn’t have the best reputation among college football fans.
In the end, the best thing for Clemson is for their fans to pinch their nose and pull for the Canes to handle business at home against the Aggies. While neither of these teams has much momentum, both programs are well-known and the game will get attention. Outside of Texas at Alabama, there aren’t a lot of big-time matchups in Week 2.