Tulane Green Wave
I know Clemson isn’t the kind of program that is likely to play a Group of Five opponent on the road, but if they decided to make an exception to that, Tulane should be the destination.
Clemson to New Orleans isn’t a short trip but my roommate and I made it by car in 1997, so if we could do it, you could too.
I don’t think I need to sell most of you on New Orleans as a city. Its reputation for fun is well-known. I do know that some of you might be predisposed to dislike New Orleans. For those Tiger fans, allow me a moment to sell you on this roadtrip.
This isn’t the Sugar Bowl. I understand why you don’t like the Sugar Bowl. Clemson has had some lousy luck there in the past. Tulane does not play in the Superdome. They play in Yulman Stadium, a relatively new stadium on the campus. The Green Wave used to play at the Superdome, but they also thought it was awful, so they decided to build a new stadium.
Robert Yulman, who was the owner of Serta, donated a big chunk of money to help privately fund the new stadium and challenged other boosters to do the same. Yulman opened in 2014.
To sum up: 1) it’s New Orleans, 2) it’s not the Sugar Bowl, and 3) you can bond with Tulane fans about how much you hate the Superdome.
This is a win-win-win.