Winning national titles gets you paid.
It’s almost time!
Very smart, guys. Well done.
I love it.
No surprise here. Deshaun has been great for years.
Though [I’m still basking in the glow of Clemson’s national title victory](http://ropedrop.net/2017/01/congratulations-to-the-national-champion-clemson-tigers/)), [Clemson’s 2017 schedule has been released](http://www.shakinthesouthland.com/2017/1/24/14371280/2017-clemson-football-schedule-released). After a warm-up on September 2nd against Kent State, Clemson’s welcomes Auburn on September 9th (which should give us a good idea of the 2017 Tigers).
Clemon’s ACC opener comes next and its [against Louisville on September 16](http://sports.yahoo.com/news/clemson-begins-acc-title-defense-with-trip-to-louisville-191958381.html). This is kind of a bummer since it doesn’t give Clemson much time to adjust to life without Deshuan Watson. (As a side note, [Louisville plays Carolina the week before](http://www.tarheelblog.com/2017/1/24/14373052/unc-football-2017-schedule-tar-heels-louisville-notre-dame).)
Major remaining games include at Virginia Tech on September 30, home against Florida State on November 11, and at South Carolina on November 25th.
Should be an interesting year.
I still can’t believe this game ended like it did. At least Clemson came out with the W.
Paging Tom Herman. Mr. Herman.
They clearly didn’t want to give him time to get people behind him again.
Huge bummer. I hope he’s back for FSU.
As he should.
You know that Saban is pissed about this (because he’s always pissed about something), but Bama finally did the right thing.
No pressure or anything.
And so it begins…again…
I think this was the right move. Good job, Clemson.
Part of me likes the idea that you can get students who *really* want to go to football games to pay a little extra for better seats, but I feel like IPTAY already allowed that. Ultimately, not charging students to go to the games was a nice touch and I hope it stays that way.
I have no love lost for South Carolina, but this is outrageous. The NCAA is a disgrace.
Dan Wetzel tears down College Football for having the playoff games on New Year’s Eve:
> You move an event from a national holiday synonymous with the sport to the middle of a workday for many and this is what happens – ratings drop as much as 45 percent. Double that by placing a second game on a night with endless entertainment options and longstanding traditions and you’re completely spitting in the face of many of your fans.
I was one of those people who felt much less inclined to watch the various games on New Year’s Day after this. What other sport would put its bet games in a subpar time slot as a prelude to inferior games?
The second *was* pretty fun to watch.
In case you need one more reason to root for Dabo.