I was recently contacted by John Cassillo, a blogger over at Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician. Syracuse isn't joining the ACC for another couple of years, but John wanted to get an early jump and things and learn a little bit more about Clemson and the ACC.
John talks about why he's glad Syracuse is leaving the Big East for the ACC, and also gives his reasons for Syracuse's recent struggles on the gridiron, as well as his thoughts on the Orange's most recent basketball campaign.
Syracuse will play in the Atlantic division, so once they're in the ACC, we'll play them every year.
Also, be sure to check out my answers to his questions.
I guess the first question can apply to you as well. Thoughts on conference realignment? I went from being very concerned last fall, to being completely okay with the way things turned out. Yeah, it's unfortunate to see historic rivalries disappear, but you do what you can to maintain the intensity in non-conference play (for us, speaking mostly about Georgetown in basketball). If we hadn't received an invite from the ACC, chances are I'd be opposed. But since Syracuse can currently count itself on the right side of the shuffling, it's hard to see it as all bad. On top of that, it's not as if our football rivalries have tons of history. Our longest-standing "regular" opponents are Boston College, Pittsburgh and West Virginia, really, so this move actually keeps us with two of those teams (including the one we care most about, BC).