Teel Explains Why He’s in Favor of Nine-Game ACC Schedule

David Teel of the Daily Press joined The David Glenn Show on Wednesday to discuss some of the more major topics coming out of the ACC’s annual spring meetings being held this week.  While Teel is a fan of the conference’s decision to move the ACC Tournament championship to Saturday night for basketball, he was disappointed in the league’s decision to stick with an eight-game conference schedule in football.

Teel believes that a nine-game ACC schedule would prevent teams from scheduling down, which would be an overall positive for the league as a whole.

“Florida State and Clemson are going to be better off if Wake Forest and Duke are playing stronger overall schedules, and I think a nine-game conference schedule as opposed to eight will elevate the entire league’s strength of schedule,” Teel said.

On Monday, the league’s athletic directors voted in favor of the eight-game ACC slate while also requiring teams to play at least one nonconference game per year against either Notre Dame or a Power 5 conference opponent.

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