Speculation continues to mount regarding the Tigers' potential bowl game this season, even after Saturday's 29-7 win over archrival South Carolina.
At the conclusion of Saturday's game in Death Valley, there seemed to be very little concern that Clemson would be left out of the postseason. After all, the Tigers reached their sixth win of the season to become bowl eligible for the sixth consecutive year by comfortably defeating archrival South Carolina.
However, the fight that ensued late in the fourth quarter, even though the game was well out of reach, has continued to raise eyebrows around the country.
And since the conclusion of that brawl on Saturday afternoon, speculation has continued to mount about the potential repercussions of such an event.
To further complicate matters, it has been learned today that Lou Holtz would rather the "new coach" take over the program before the Gamecocks' bowl game.
This continues to feed the idea that there may be no bowl game in store for the Gamecocks.
Putting two and two together, no bowl game for South Carolina, likely means no bowl game for Clemson, considering that it would be a public relations nightmare to have one school go to the postseason, and one school stay home.
The University of South Carolina has called a press conference for later this afternoon (5 PM). At this time, we may learn of the Gamecocks' fate, which could also impact Clemson's fate.
In addition, it is also known that the ACC and SEC have been working together to determine a resolution, which further strengthens the notion that both schools will come under the same potential penalty.
No official announcements have been made otherwise, but there exists the real possibility, that one, or both schools, could miss postseason play as a result of Saturday's incident.
If not that, at the very least, significant suspensions could be handed down.
Clemson has qualified and gone to a bowl game in each of Tommy Bowden's first five seasons as a head coach. Bowden also led bowl eligible teams during his first two seasons at Tulane.
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