Clemson fans will probably object to this because every time I have mentioned that Clemson is a good candidate for the SEC, they usually seem to get offended, but hear me out.
Clemson's Memorial Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the ACC, seating over 86,000 people. Clemson fans are die-hard football fans, much like SEC fans.
Clemson legitimately has three schools in the SEC that they can call rivals. One, of course, is with the Gamecocks, but the other two are with Georgia and Auburn.
Back in the days of Danny Ford and Vince Dooley, the Clemson-Georgia game had national championship implications. Not to mention, Clemson recruits heavily in the state of Georgia.
Auburn-Clemson first played football against each other in 1899 and it was a yearly game from the 1940's to about 1971.
Clemson's football program boasts of a rich tradition of All-Americans and sending players to the NFL. They also have excellent facilities and good academic graduation rates.
However, both LSU and Clemson call their stadium "Death Valley."
Is there room in the SEC for two "Death Valleys," or would that fact alone create another SEC rival for Clemson? The Battle for Death Valley?