It's time for the ACC to expand its conference schedule

It's time for the ACC to expand its conference schedule

We've been having a lot of fun (it is downtime for football, after all) looking at the possibilities for Clemson’s 2021 football schedule and it has led me to the same conclusion that a lot of folks around the country have, and that’s that the ACC should move to a 10-game conference schedule or at the very least consider a nine-game schedule.

Monday Notebook: More on the ACC football schedule, Tony Elliott rumors

Monday Notebook: More on the ACC football schedule, Tony Elliott rumors

Coaching rumors, the opening at the University of Tennessee, and a possible schedule release highlighted the weekend in college football. Let’s get started with what we know and what we think.

Clemson's 2021 football schedule could be like this, but don't plan weddings just yet
Clemson's 2021 football schedule could be like this, but don't plan weddings just yet
It’s the time of year when we start looking forward to the release of the ACC football schedule, and while we wait, it’s never too early to take a look at how the 2021 Clemson schedule might look.

They're baaaack: Venables returns whole starting defense next season
They're baaaack: Venables returns whole starting defense next season
They’re baaaack. Safety Nolan Turner announced earlier this week that he would return for a final season at Clemson, meaning that defensive coordinator Brent Venables has all 11 starters back on defense next season.

Final grades: Seniors lead the way at injury-plagued WR position
Final grades: Seniors lead the way at injury-plagued WR position
Amari Rodgers and Cornell Powell stepped up when needed as three 5-star prospects missed significant time due to injury with the wide receivers. Taking a closer look to wrap our grading series.

Final grades: Travis Etienne contained in ground game, expands role as receiver
Final grades: Travis Etienne contained in ground game, expands role as receiver
Breaking down Travis Etienne's senior campaign and the Clemson running back room, which saw a big drop in rushing production but an increased impact in the passing game.

Clemson's road back to the mountaintop
Clemson's road back to the mountaintop
Clemson won 10 games and captured its sixth-straight ACC Championship. The season was a success by any reasonable measure, but following a 21-point Sugar Bowl loss, there’s work to do to get back to the mountaintop.

CLEMSON FOOTBALL UPDATES

09/12@Wake Forest37-13 WABC
09/19The Citadel49-0 WACCN
09/26Open Date
10/03Virginia41-23 WACCN
10/10Miami42-17 WABC
10/17@Georgia Tech73-7 WABC
10/24Syracuse47-21 WACCN
10/31Boston College34-28 WABC
11/07@Notre Dame47-40 LNBC
11/14Open Date
11/21@Florida St - Postponed12:00 PMABC
11/28Pitt52-17 WABC
12/05@Virginia Tech45-10 WABC
12/19Notre Dame$34-10 WABC
01/01Ohio State+49-28 LESPN
$ACC Championship; +Sugar Bowl
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2004 Football 6-5, 4-4 ACC
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2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl vs Ohio State (Photos by Sugar Bowl) Photos
2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl vs Ohio State (Photos by Sugar Bowl)
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2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl vs Ohio State II
Clemson arrives for 2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl (Photos by Sugar Bowl) Photos
Clemson arrives for 2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl (Photos by Sugar Bowl)