You can't accuse Clemson football of backing down from a big game.
The Tigers have regularly scheduled tough non-conference series, despite playing in the tough ACC Atlantic, and having a standing rivalry game with South Carolina out of the SEC.
Under Dabo Swinney, the Tigers have played games against Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, and TCU, with multiple series against AU.
This year, Clemson travels to Texas A&M. To their credit, the program seems more interested in true home-and-home series than many other powerhouses, which have flocked to neutral site games in pro stadiums.
Just yesterday, Clemson football officially inked a deal with LSU. The two sets of Tigers will play a home-and-home in 2025 and 2026.
That series won't stop Clemson football from continuing to add powerhouse programs to future schedules.
Athletic director Dan Radakovich says the program is still in negotiations with another Georgia series, even after scheduling the program's first ever series with LSU.
Clemson hosts Texas A&M next year, has a bunch of Notre Dame games set as part of the team's agreement with the ACC, and now has LSU on the schedule.
Two potential years for Georgia games: 2021 and 2024. It is unclear if the programs want the home-and-home that spread out.
In 2021, Clemson has its South Carolina game, and will host UConn and Wyoming, while Georgia brings in San Jose State and UAB and travels to its annual ACC rival Georgia Tech. Clemson just has Appalachian State, The Citadel, and the Gamecocks in 2024, while Georgia only has Tech on the schedule so far.
Clemson and Georgia have played a bunch through the history of the two programs. Georgia has a 42-18-4 all-time edge in the series, with the last games coming in 2013 and 2014. The two sides split that home-and-home.