The ACC plans to move to a nine-game conference schedule once the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers join, jeopardizing many a planned out-of-conference series. For one thing, several ACC teams already play SEC teams as one of their four OOC games, so retaining another BCS series would mean just one cupcake per year. Think of the snacks!
One locally treasured series, the one between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs, will still happen, says Clemson's AD, but it doesn't sound like a sure thing that it'll necessarily happen in 2013 and 2014 as planned. Elsewhere, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are looking to trim two games from their four-game venture with the BYU Cougars, and the Florida St. Seminoles aren't expected to play the West Virginia Mountaineers next year.
Perhaps this is what's inspired Dabo Swinney to propose spring games between two teams, rather than just a one-squad scrimmage. Clemson and UGA fans think of their series as a deep rivalry even though the two rarely get the chance to meet.
Let Kyle King of Dawg Sports break it down by pointing to what happened to the series the last time the ACC expanded: