Notre Dame’s all-time records against SEC programs

A preview of programs the Irish could be playing in the distant future.

In case you haven’t heard, the ACC-Big Ten Challenge is going away after this week. It will be replaced with the ACC-SEC Challenge beginning in 2023. Notre Dame will get a preview of the yearly meeting with the conference when it faces Georgia on Dec. 18 in Atlanta. That will be it for the two sides this season unless they cross paths again in the postseason.

With this new event, it only makes sense to see how the Irish have stacked up against the SEC. Against current members, they have an all-time record of 47-66. That does not include the following programs that they never have played: Auburn, Florida and Mississippi State. Here’s how the Irish have done when facing everyone else, including future conference members Texas and Oklahoma:

Notre Dame bowl projections following 8-4 regular season

Which of these teams do you most want Notre Dame to play?

If you’d like to give yourself a challenge, try this exercise: In one word describe Notre Dame’s 2022 football regular season.

Turbulent? Confusing? Inspiring? Frustrating? Endearing?

All of the above certainly applies. Notre Dame finished its regular season 8-4 after not being able to stop USC enough times on Saturday night. Up next for the Irish will likely be a few stars declaring for the 2023 NFL draft while the coaching staff puts the final touches on the incoming recruiting class.

One more game remains for this Notre Dame squad. Where will the Irish head? The national prognosticators agree almost across the board, but who Notre Dame plays is anyone’s guess.

Golfweek’s Best 2022: Top public and private courses in South Carolina

Which layouts top the public-access and private course rankings in South Carolina?

South Carolina is one of the most popular golf destinations in the country, with top layouts stacked alongs the Atlantic coast. From major-championship sites to PGA Tour venues to elite private clubs, the Palmetto State’s golf offerings are a gift that just keeps giving. Keep scrolling to see the best of them.

Golfweek’s Best offers many lists of course rankings, with that of top public-access courses in each state among the most popular. All the courses on this list allow public access in some fashion, be it standard daily green fees, through a resort or by staying at an affiliated hotel. If there’s a will, there’s a tee time.

Also popular are the Golfweek’s Best rankings of top private courses in each state, and that list for South Carolina’s private offerings is likewise included below.

MORE: Best Modern | Best Classic | Top 200 Resort | Top 200 Residential | Top 100 Best You Can Play

(m): Modern course, built in or after 1960
(c): Classic course, built before 1960

Note: If there is a number in the parenthesis with the m or c, that indicates where that course ranks among Golfweek’s Best top 200 modern or classic courses. 

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Clemson rival losing coordinator

Clemson’s in-state rival is losing a coordinator. South Carolina offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is reportedly leaving the program to join Matt Rhule at Nebraska as its new offensive coordinator. Satterfield spent a lot of his coaching …

Clemson’s in-state rival is losing a coordinator.

South Carolina offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is reportedly leaving the program to join Matt Rhule at Nebraska as its new offensive coordinator.

Satterfield spent a lot of his coaching career with Rhule before taking the job at South Carolina. He has had the Gamecocks’ offense rolling the last few weeks. Losing Satterfield leaves a big vacancy for the Gamecocks to fill on their offensive coaching staff.

Before coming to Columbia in 2021, Satterfield spent the prior three years working under Rhule, first as the director of recruiting at Baylor in 2018, then as the Bears’ tight ends coach in 2019 before spending the 2020 season as the assistant offensive line coach for the Carolina Panthers.

From 2013-15, Satterfield was the offensive coordinator at Temple under Rhule.

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National analyst flunks Clemson after loss to South Carolina

A national college football analyst published his Week 13 report card on Sunday, handing out grades to College Football Playoff contenders and other notable teams across the nation after the final week of the regular season. CBS Sports analyst …

A national college football analyst published his Week 13 report card on Sunday, handing out grades to College Football Playoff contenders and other notable teams across the nation after the final week of the regular season.

CBS Sports analyst Barrett Sallee gave Clemson an “F” grade after its 31-30 loss to South Carolina on Saturday at Death Valley.

“The Tigers had an outside shot of making the CFP going into rivalry weekend even though it didn’t look the part of a national champion,” Sallee wrote. “It turns out it isn’t even a state champion. South Carolina topped Clemson 31-30 to snap Clemson’s 40-game home winning streak.”

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ESPN analysts chime in after Clemson’s loss to South Carolina

A number of ESPN analysts chimed in with various comments after eighth-ranked Clemson’s 31-30 rivalry loss to South Carolina on Saturday at Death Valley. Along with the Tigers being outplayed on special teams, ESPN’s Trevor Matich pointed to South …

A number of ESPN analysts chimed in with various comments after eighth-ranked Clemson’s 31-30 rivalry loss to South Carolina on Saturday at Death Valley.

Along with the Tigers being outplayed on special teams, ESPN’s Trevor Matich pointed to South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler outdueling Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei as a big difference in the outcome of the game.

Uiagalelei completed only 8 of his 29 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown with one interception, while Rattler went 25 of 39 passing for 360 yards a two touchdowns with two picks.

“You talk about ‘Beamer Ball’ – the special teams of South Carolina were a major contributing factor here,” Matich said on ESPN’s Championship Drive show of Shane Beamer’s team pulling off the upset. “But they won the quarterback duel. Spencer Rattler was phenomenal. Against Tennessee the week before, he was unstoppable. A lot of people thought that was just a one-off. But against a better Clemson defense, Rattler continued to hit receivers that were covered, dropping dimes under pressure. He was by far the better quarterback in this game. Threw for over 300 yards, whereas DJ Uiagalelei didn’t reach a hundred yards, and so that was the big difference.”

Rattler – a week after passing for 438 yards and six touchdowns in South Carolina’s upset home win over then-No. 5 Tennessee – had more yards against Clemson by himself than the Tigers posted in total offense as a team (336).

Meanwhile, opposite of Rattler, Uiagalelei had his most ineffective performance of the season as a passer as he set season-lows for completions and completion percentage (27.6). His interception marked his sixth time in seven games committing at least one turnover.

“Inconsistent all season long,” ESPN’s Jesse Palmer said of Uiagalelei on the network’s College Football Final show.

Matich spoke about Clemson at the quarterback position, saying the Tigers need to address it.

Dabo Swinney addressed his team’s quarterback situation again on Sunday, with the head coach stating that Uiagalelei will remain the starter for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game vs. North Carolina.

“Clemson now needs to sit back and say OK, the quarterback position is a place that we need to address,” Matich said. “We thought we had it fixed at the beginning of the year, but in the biggest games at the end of the year, we still didn’t break through when our opponents did.”

Turnovers were once again an issue with Clemson committing three more in Saturday’s game, giving the Tigers 15 in their last five games.

Two of those turnovers came on special teams, one on Antonio Williams’ punt return fumble in the waning moments of the fourth quarter that gave the ball back to the Gamecocks and allowed them to run out the clock.

The other special teams turnover occurred in the first half, when trickeration on a kickoff return – which saw Will Shipley hand the ball off to Phil Mafah in a scrum huddle — ended with Mafah fumbling the ball back to South Carolina.

South Carolina capitalized on that giveaway when Rattler scored on a 4-yard run, which cut the Gamecocks’ deficit to two points midway through the second quarter.

“Turnovers would be a problem for Clemson in this game,” ESPN’s Joey Galloway said on College Football Final. “To go trick play in this kind of game, you’re up 16-7, I don’t know about the call. Didn’t work out.”

In addition to snapping Clemson’s series and home winning streaks at seven and 40 games, respectively, the Gamecocks also put an end to any hopes the Tigers had of making the College Football Playoff.

“Yes, they’re done,” Heather Dinich, who covers the playoff for ESPN, said on Championship Drive.

“Had Clemson finished as a one-loss conference champ and you have a TCU loss or a USC loss, that ACC Champion is still in the conversation. Not anymore. You’re guaranteed to either have a two-loss champ or three-loss, (if) North Carolina wins this thing. And I mean, that is not gonna happen. And because Ohio State and Alabama are sitting there on the edge, they’re certainly getting the nod over Clemson.”

Saturday’s ACC Championship Game between Clemson (10-2, 8-0 ACC) and North Carolina (9-3, 6-2) is set for an 8 p.m. kickoff on ABC.

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Bart Boatwright’s Clemson-South Carolina photo gallery

After seven straight losses to Clemson, South Carolina finally snapped its losing streak against the Tigers with Saturday’s 31-30 outcome at Death Valley. It was a rough day for Dabo Swinney’s team, but Bart Boatwright has some great shots of the …

After seven straight losses to Clemson, South Carolina finally snapped its losing streak against the Tigers with Saturday’s 31-30 outcome at Death Valley.

It was a rough day for Dabo Swinney’s team, but Bart Boatwright has some great shots of the action that went down on the field in his photo gallery for The Clemson Insider: LINK.

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Notre Dame still ranked in updated USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll

A fair assessment for the Irish

The loss last night to USC wasn’t as bad as some other losses around the country, which is why Notre Dame didn’t fall too far in this weeks USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll. With teams just having a championship game left on the schedule, the College Football Playoff picture has become much clearer.

Georgia and Michigan are the clear top teams, which was shown in the rankings, TCU and USC control their own destiny while Ohio State and Alabama have outside shots at getting in. The coaches poll should resemble what we see on Tuesday. Find out below where each team ended up being ranked after this weeks action, with last weeks ranking in parenthesis.

Shipley: ‘Hell yeah, I want the freakin’ rock’

Will Shipley was clearly frustrated following eighth-ranked Clemson’s 31-30 loss to South Carolina on Saturday, which snapped the Tigers’ seven-game winning streak against their arch rival. “It’s really disappointing,” Shipley said after the game. …

Will Shipley was clearly frustrated following eighth-ranked Clemson’s 31-30 loss to South Carolina on Saturday, which snapped the Tigers’ seven-game winning streak against their arch rival.

“It’s really disappointing,” Shipley said after the game. “As a competitor, it’s gotta be – it’s your rival. We had chances to win the game and put it away and we didn’t. So, very disappointing.”

Shipley finished the game with 132 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, averaging 8.8 yards per attempt.

The sophomore running back had 99 yards on nine rushes at halftime but received only six carries over the final two quarters, when the Tigers managed just 86 yards of total offense.

Shipley was asked if it was surprising to be unable to do more offensively against the Gamecocks, considering how well Clemson ran the ball (6.4 yards per carry on 37 attempts in the game).

“I’m just out there running plays,” Shipley said. “I get the signal and I line up and I go. I try to input or give anything I can that I see on the field. If they take it, they take it. If they don’t, they don’t. So, I just do my job.”

When prompted for specifics, Shipley didn’t care to dive into the details.

“No, no specifics,” he said.

While Shipley expressed confidence in head coach Dabo Swinney, offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter and running backs coach C.J. Spiller, it’s evident he would’ve loved to have more touches down the stretch with the game hanging in the balance.

“I’m on the field, and my job as a player is to take advantage of the opportunities that I’m given,” Shipley said. “So, I get my eyes over to the sideline as quick as I can, I get the signals and I run the play. So, I’ve got full confidence in Coach Streeter, Coach Swinney, Coach Spiller to get me the ball when I need it and when they feel like I need it.

“So, as a competitor, hell yeah, I want the freakin’ rock with five minutes to go and the game on the line against our rival. That’s me as a competitor. But that’s not how it shakes out all the time, and as I said, I’ve got full confidence in the coaching staff and what they’re calling. So, just got to roll with it.”

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Streeter says it’s not Uiagalelei’s fault

Clemson offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter commented on quarterback DJ Uiagalelei’s performance following the Tigers’ 31-30 loss to South Carolina on Saturday at Death Valley. Uiagalelei completed only 8 of his 29 passes for 99 yards and a …

Clemson offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter commented on quarterback DJ Uiagalelei’s performance following the Tigers’ 31-30 loss to South Carolina on Saturday at Death Valley.

Uiagalelei completed only 8 of his 29 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown with one interception while also rushing for 51 yards and a touchdown. He had only 13 passing yards after halftime.

“It’s not just DJ’s fault,” Streeter said. “There were a lot of drops today. DJ ran his butt off.”

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