Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland is very upset at news that the future home-and-home football series with Georgia is now in doubt, and makes the logical assumption that the ACC's forthcoming nine-game conference schedule is the culprit.
When you consider that the Tigers are locked into playing South Carolina every year (by law), that leaves little incentive to schedule another BCS opponent, let alone a good one in the Bulldogs. Plus, an odd number of conference games means on-and-off years for home box office revenue that must be considered. Observe:
A 9 game would be 5/4 home/away or vice versa every year, and Clemson wants the 7th home game every year for the gate money and recruiting visits. The year we play them in Athens, we're set to have 6 I think.
I'm betting the UGA series is off the table again -- a travesty of stupidity. We should play Georgia every year.
There's a lot of debate regarding eight- vs. nine-game conference schedules, but as far as we're concerned, there's zero conjecture regarding the latter portion of that statement: Georgia and Clemson is a hell of a game.