Clemson may fit the tradition of an SEC school, but no one's basing this decision on atmosphere. It's about the almighty dollar. Plus, I;d agree that there's little incentive to leave the ACC.
Well that didn’t take long.
Clemson president James Barker told The Charleston Post & Courier today that there’s nothing to the rumor posted by The Boston Globe yesterday which stated that CU might be a fallback choice for the SEC should Missouri not join:
“We have not had any contact at all from the SEC whether it be through first, second or third parties. We are part of the ACC and that is how we are planning our future.”
Barker also indicated that the additions of Pittsburgh and Syracuse have stabilized the ACC and have been “a positive thing for our conference.”
As we wrote earlier today, Clemson doesn’t make a whole lot of sense from a business perspective. And since conference expansion is 99.9% about business, we’ve never seen the Tigers as much of a possibility for the SEC.