Just a little over 3 hours before kickoff on Saturday, the ACC announced that No.4 Clemson at FSU would be postponed, saying that the teams' medical personnel were unable to mutually agree on playing. I suspect FSU just wanted to avoid a humiliating home loss and a 2-7 record. The Tigers were favored by 35 points and handed the Seminoles their worst home loss in program history 2 years ago. Clemson AD Dan Radakovich said that Clemson followed all ACC protocols, which makes me suspect FSU did not. The game hasn't been rescheduled yet, but the only available date for the Tigers is Saturday the 12th, one week before the ACC Championship Game. There have been several other games rescheduled for that date as well, including Notre Dame at Wake Forest. The Tigers would have had a nice week off to rest and get ready for a potential rematch with Notre Dame, but now they might have to travel to Tallahassee. The Tigers just can't seem to get a break lately. Statements from the ACC and Dan Radakovich are below, and I'll have more on this to come. Dabo declined to comment, but click on the link below for our Sunday evening conference call with Dabo and Radakovich!
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Clemson at Florida State football game will be postponed. The game was originally scheduled to be played today, Saturday, Nov. 21 at noon.
The postponement follows this morning’s game conference call at which time both teams’ medical personnel were unable to mutually agree on moving forward with the game. Both teams continue to adhere to the minimum outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report, which is available on theACC.com (full report).
As was previously announced, the 2020 ACC Football scheduling model includes 11 games (10 conference plus one non-conference), played over at least 13 weeks with each team having two open dates.
STATEMENT FROM DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS DAN RADAKOVICH
“We are disappointed that we will not be able to play today’s game against Florida State. Clemson has followed all of the ACC's protocol in preparation for this game. We now look ahead to returning to action next week against Pitt for Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium.”
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