Clemson, Wyoming set 2021 football date in Death Valley

Game will be the third between the Tigers and a member of the Mountain West Conference

Clemson fans pack Death Valley during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson fans pack Death Valley during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

Clemson and Wyoming have scheduled a football game to be played at Clemson on September 18, 2021. It will be the third time Clemson has faced a team from the Mountain West Conference. Clemson has played UNLV and Utah State previously.

Wyoming will have a new coach in 2014, Craig Bohl, who most recently led North Dakota State to three consecutive FCS National Championships.

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KIMOSAMI writes:

Slow day for big news, eh?

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

Why Wyoming? What would make someone at Clemson pick up the phone and try to get a game with... Wyoming? Are they scheduling games by throwing darts at a map?

Xander5000 writes:

Well we have to start somewhere and should keep our out of conference schedules as Division-I as possible. I just don't like the fact that the game against Wyoming is in 2021. Thats sooo far off. I don't what our schedule looks like for 2017 thru 2020, but I will imagine it will be difficult to schedule these so called power conference teams. They are going to be so quick to flash the excuse that they have a tough schedule within their conference and can't schedule decent out of conference Division-I competition. Most if not all will find the easiest way possible to get in that 4 spot playoff from here on out. Thats why I believe they should let it stand like this for this year and the next. Then in 2016 expand the system to 8 teams. The plus on that is that it would be beneficial for future incoming rookies to the NFL for at that time they will have truly experienced some sort of a higher level of playoff football coming in.

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

in response to Xander5000:

Well we have to start somewhere and should keep our out of conference schedules as Division-I as possible. I just don't like the fact that the game against Wyoming is in 2021. Thats sooo far off. I don't what our schedule looks like for 2017 thru 2020, but I will imagine it will be difficult to schedule these so called power conference teams. They are going to be so quick to flash the excuse that they have a tough schedule within their conference and can't schedule decent out of conference Division-I competition. Most if not all will find the easiest way possible to get in that 4 spot playoff from here on out. Thats why I believe they should let it stand like this for this year and the next. Then in 2016 expand the system to 8 teams. The plus on that is that it would be beneficial for future incoming rookies to the NFL for at that time they will have truly experienced some sort of a higher level of playoff football coming in.

Well, here's what your schedule looks like through 2021:

http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa/acc/c...

Jimbo Fisher or Nick Saban (can't remember who) made a great point about expanding the season/playoffs. NFL players can sit in treatment all week. College players can't do that. They've got class, study hall, etc. And their bodies at 18-22 can't take the same punishment of an expanded NFL-type of schedule. If you want an 8-team playoff then schedules need to shrink. No more in-state handouts to SC State, Furman, Wofford, and the Citadel. Take the Troys and Georgia States off the schedule too. Those games are awful to watch. The solution shouldn't be to add games. It should be to make games more meaningful.

Xander5000 writes:

in response to YabbaDaboDooDoo:

Well, here's what your schedule looks like through 2021:

http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa/acc/c...

Jimbo Fisher or Nick Saban (can't remember who) made a great point about expanding the season/playoffs. NFL players can sit in treatment all week. College players can't do that. They've got class, study hall, etc. And their bodies at 18-22 can't take the same punishment of an expanded NFL-type of schedule. If you want an 8-team playoff then schedules need to shrink. No more in-state handouts to SC State, Furman, Wofford, and the Citadel. Take the Troys and Georgia States off the schedule too. Those games are awful to watch. The solution shouldn't be to add games. It should be to make games more meaningful.

Some NFL players who are of age and have NFL bodies and some others that are in the NFL can't take the NFL punishment. Those Woffords, Furmans, SC States, should be taken off the schedule. I would rather them treat it like a pre-season game and just pay them for coming and partcipating. I would rather not have those games even count in the win-loss column. So would Florida<Ga Southern>, so would Michigan<App.State>, and so would Virginia Tech<James Madison>. So yeah I would get rid of the Presbyterians, the Samfords, the Chattanoogas, the Towson States, and Eastern Kentuckys. Shrinking the schedule could help but it would hurt the big school vs small school state traditions and heritages. Plus they want to treat every program as an equal when 95% of the time they are not. So we don't want to insult them. Shrinking the schedule would also be a problem because now you have more programs in a conference now a days. Bottom line Division-I programs and the NCAA don't want to lose money even though they give a lot away to smaller schools. The big debate is at the end of the year when a program has 11 wins but not a chance for a playoff spot because of a debatable / non-debatable strength of schedule.

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

in response to Xander5000:

Some NFL players who are of age and have NFL bodies and some others that are in the NFL can't take the NFL punishment. Those Woffords, Furmans, SC States, should be taken off the schedule. I would rather them treat it like a pre-season game and just pay them for coming and partcipating. I would rather not have those games even count in the win-loss column. So would Florida<Ga Southern>, so would Michigan<App.State>, and so would Virginia Tech<James Madison>. So yeah I would get rid of the Presbyterians, the Samfords, the Chattanoogas, the Towson States, and Eastern Kentuckys. Shrinking the schedule could help but it would hurt the big school vs small school state traditions and heritages. Plus they want to treat every program as an equal when 95% of the time they are not. So we don't want to insult them. Shrinking the schedule would also be a problem because now you have more programs in a conference now a days. Bottom line Division-I programs and the NCAA don't want to lose money even though they give a lot away to smaller schools. The big debate is at the end of the year when a program has 11 wins but not a chance for a playoff spot because of a debatable / non-debatable strength of schedule.

FSU played 14 games this year. Next year the championship game will be the 15th game for 2 teams. In an 8-team playoff that would mean 15 games for 2 teams and 16 games for 2 teams. The NFL plays a 16-game regular season. That's too many games for college kids. That's why I'm for taking off the 2 cupcakes and replacing them with just 1 meaningful game and another bye week.

Taking the in-state handouts off the schedule wouldn't hurt any traditions or heritage. It's funny that the college game refused to budge on having a playoff for so many years b/c of tradition and heritage while all the schools were ignoring tradition and heritage by jumping to other conferences. In the end, there was enough interest in a playoff to where not doing it meant leaving money on the table. The same could and should eventually happen to the Woffords and Furmans. The ACC, SEC, B1G, Big12, and PAC12 should drop the cupcakes and only replace them with games that get on TV whether that's a non-conference game or an additional conference game. It's better for the players, the fans, the game, and probably would bring more lucrative TV contracts.

NashvilleTigerFan writes:

It's too bad we didn't schedule this as a home & home. Strength of schedule aside... who wouldn't love a road trip to Wyoming?! It'd be a great opportunity for Clemson families.

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