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Clemson to SEC? Conference expansion speculation silliness continues.

Written by Juan Cena on Tuesday, February 16 2010 and posted in SWRT

It figures that with all the Big 10/Pac-10 expansion talk/speculation/silliness that somebody would have to go and start talking about SEC expansion. And leave it to Bart Wright of Gannett News Service to go and suggest Clemson as an SEC candidate.
Actually Clemson is suggested as a replacement for Arkansas if the Razorbacks were to bolt for the Big 12 to replace Colorado bolting for the Pac-10 and/or Missouri bolting for the Big 10. Clemson is brought up because of the size of Death Valley is large enough for an SEC school, and of the "small-town atmosphere" that fits in with other SEC schools.
The article doesn't bring it up, but it would also lead to the annual renewal of the rivalry with Georgia, unless the SEC did something blatantly stupid and moved UGA to the west to balance out the divisions. Then again, the SEC could just go and expand to 14 teams, picking up Clemson and picking up a school in Texas (TCU's the obvious choice with the least complications.)
Then again, the SEC could go for the money and make a run for Miami. But the Hurricanes have jumped division twice in the past decade or so. That makes that possibility less likely.
Expect this kind of silliness to continue until something actually happens. The eventual outcome will probably more underwhelming than what fans and the media are speculating about.

(via The Times and Democrat)


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It figures that with all the Big 10/Pac-10 expansion talk/speculation/silliness that somebody would have to go and start talking about SEC expansion. And leave it to Bart Wright of Gannett News Service to go and suggest Clemson as an SEC candidate.
Actually Clemson is suggested as a replacement for Arkansas if the Razorbacks were to bolt for the Big 12 to replace Colorado bolting for the Pac-10 and/or Missouri bolting for the Big 10. Clemson is brought up because of the size of Death Valley is large enough for an SEC school, and of the "small-town atmosphere" that fits in with other SEC schools.
The article doesn't bring it up, but it would also lead to the annual renewal of the rivalry with Georgia, unless the SEC did something blatantly stupid and moved UGA to the west to balance out the divisions. Then again, the SEC could just go and expand to 14 teams, picking up Clemson and picking up a school in Texas (TCU's the obvious choice with the least complications.)
Then again, the SEC could go for the money and make a run for Miami. But the Hurricanes have jumped division twice in the past decade or so. That makes that possibility less likely.
Expect this kind of silliness to continue until something actually happens. The eventual outcome will probably more underwhelming than what fans and the media are speculating about.

(via The Times and Democrat)



Posted originally: 2010-02-16 16:17:00
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