FSU reportedly declined Clemson's offer to play game in coming days, could be rescheduled next month
Florida State is being accused of ducking Clemson with Saturday’s game being called off at the last minute. The latest report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports will only add fuel to that fire.
The college football insider shared Saturday morning on Twitter, “Clemson was open to playing Sunday or Monday. FSU didn’t agree.”
Thamel added that the target date for rescheduling is now Dec. 12. Similar to the SEC, the ACC conference slate was scheduled to wrap up on Dec. 5 with the conference championship game to be played on Dec. 19, leaving Dec. 12 as a potential makeup date.
Clemson’s reported offer to play Sunday or Monday is noteworthy as it would have caused a disruption to the Tigers’ in-season routine. Dabo Swinney’s squad is scheduled to play Pittsburgh on Nov. 28, which will now be its first game since the loss to Notre Dame on Nov. 7. With the team already in Tallahassee, it appears Swinney and company were willing to adjust the Pittsburgh-week routine to be able to get the Florida State game in during this trip.
Clemson is 7-1 and ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25. FSU, on a three-game losing streak, is 2-6 this season. Mike Norvell’s Seminoles are scheduled to face Virginia on Nov. 28.