Report: ACC eyes more football games against the SEC
Atlantic Coast Conference officials have discussed the possibility of playing eight league games and one game against a Southeastern Conference opponent every year, reports Heather Dinich of ESPN.com.
Four league members — Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Louisville, who joins the conference July 1 — already play SEC rivals during the final week of the regular season.
According to the report, all 14 SEC schools might not agree to the scheduling format, but the SEC still could schedule some teams with ACC opponents.
“That’s an important decision we’ll need to make in the near future,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said. ” Several factors come into play there. One is the college football playoffs, what serves us best in terms of giving our teams the best opportunity to be in the playoff, and what gives us the most opportunities going forward television-wise and how does that fold into any discussions about a potential channel. Those are discussions that will continue.
The ACC’s athletic directors have the final say on the plan. They also must consider Notre Dame’s five-game partnership with the conference.