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Despite the slip up against rival South Carolina, the Tigers finished at 10-2 (7-1 ACC) with a #14 national ranking. This marks the 9th time Clemson has recorded a 10+ win season and this year’s squad was certainly fun to watch. Of note this year was the Tigers’ 7-game winning streak, their nationally sixth-ranked scoring offense at 42.3 points per game and the stand-out play of quarterback Tajh Boyd who threw for 3,550 yards and 34 touchdowns. We’re sure the BCS will hold Clemson through Sunday for possible selection by a BCS bowl, but if they are available for us, there is a strong case to be made for Clemson heading back to Atlanta to go bowling.
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Chick-fil-A Bowl Team Selection Blog
This post was edited by Cory Fravel 20 months ago
The Chief Operating Officer of the Chick-fil-A Bowl was in the press box Saturday night at the game, and told me that they are going to select Clemson as long as Clemson doesn't get a BCS bowl bid. Point blank.
I think the chic fil a bowl is the most underrated bowl game.... I think the sec should send a higher seeded team and let's make this a new years day bowl
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Why would the SEC send a higher rated team when Clemson can't beat the #5/#6 team in the SEC?
That statement makes absolutely no sense to me. I think that Vandy would be an appropriate opponent this year given their record.
your logic makes no sense...so because we lost a close battle to sc means the bowl should not try to pick a 3rd or 4th place team to go against acc...thats ridiculous
The other poster said for the SEC to send a higher ranked team to a bowl against a conference that would not be able to compete. That makes no sense.
Score between USC and Clemson may have been closer in other years, but since I have to assume that you watched the game you probably know that it really wasn't close.
Most people consider FSU/Clemson to be (by far) the best teams in the ACC, but you just can't say that just because it is the ACC#1/#2 team that is playing in a bowl that another conference should send a higher ranked team. My point is that more than likely the SEC will send LSU to the bowl. They are the #5/#6 team in the SEC and I don't think that a current Clemson team is capable of beating LSU. So why would it make sense to increase the competition?
Edit.. I know that the SEC is not actually who decides who they want to send. It was perhaps not the appropriate way of saying it since the bowl will be the one that decides what team to invite, but the end result is the same.
This post is not meant to belittle the ACC, but rather as an observation of the current state of the two conferences. Things change, and if the ACC become more competitive on the football field, then I could certainly understand the argument.
This post was edited by nc_chanticleer 20 months ago
lol...Yeah I watched the game.and it was a 3 point game going late into the 4th but nonetheless..Im not sure you did either. Now maybe they shouldnt send a higer team because its not certain that fsu and clemson will always be in it. I think we can beat lsu now will we who knows but we are capable.I agree that given the current state of the acc with vt,miami,gt all being down and not good then making it a #2acc verses a #3/#4 sec may not be a good idea...but to assume since we lost a close game to sc means we automatically cant compete with an lsu is assanine
I had a CFA committee member tell me earlier this week that they like Clemson vs. TAMU/LSU. No other teams were under consideration.
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Id rather play lsu than tamu....I shutter to think what manziel would do against our piss poor secondary
I wasn't basing my statement that you can't beat LSU on the fact that you lost to USC. I am not going to try to convince you that the game was not close. You and a few other Clemson fans are probably pretty alone in that assesement, but again, that is not what this thread was about. That was not the point I was trying to make when I responded to this post. The reason I included your game against USC was to compare the quality of the competition within the conferences.
I just do not think that this years Clemson is capable of beating LSU period (I know that anything can happen, so maybe I should say that I think that this year's LSU team would beat this years Clemson 9 times out of 10). When you say that my point that the bowl had no business taking a #3/#4 SEC was "ridiculous" because of your loss to USC, that was not the case. The fact is that the ACC did not field good teams this year is evident by the results on the field when a team from the ACC played an OOC team. I honestly think that Clemson against Vandy would be a good game this year and that it would be an excellent matchup for the Chick-filet bowl, but they are not going to pass on a team like LSU, so it is not going to happen. Vandy has a good team this year and I think that they would be very capable of beating Clemson and that it would be a better bowl game.
TA&M will be off the table long before the Chick-Filet and there is no way they are going to pass on taking a team like LSU.
As far as taking Clemson, that is a given unless FSU lays an egg since there are no ther team in the ACC that are close to the level of FSU/Clemson
Hanan, you're source lied to you then. Because I'll name mine. Look below. Mississippi State is in strong consideration.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl's Chief Operating Officer told me it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY they take Vandy because Vandy doesn't travel well. It's either going to be LSU or Mississippi State, and it's looking more like Miss State....
BCS will take Alabama/Georgia winner and Florida.
Capital One picks next. They'll take Alabama/Georgia loser or Texas A&M
If they take AL/GA loser, Cotton will take TAMU (to matchup against Texas), and Outback will take AL/GA loser (Outback has East division ties, but can select West team after Cotton). Meaning LSU to CFA.
If Capital One takes TAMU, Cotton would take LSU, Outback would take AL/GA loser, and Chick-fil-A would get Mississippi State.
No we arent alone in that assessment of the game but whatever, Im not gonna get in that argument even though you are dead wrong. I agreed that because the acc is really down this year that putting a higer sec team in the game doesnt make sense now. I was really speaking more bout down the road(given that there is even an acc intact). I like the chi fil a bowl...I think its highly underrated and is a bowl I think should be on jan1
Wouldnt outback take that school down the road
More than likely that is where we are headed....
This game behind closed doors is an audition for a BCS game for the Chik Fil A
Hanan and DHam are both right. I know who both of you talked to. Chik Fil A has LSU, UGA, Miss St wish list.
This post was edited by JW247 20 months ago
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