The Atlantic Coast Conference’s surprising decision to postponed Saturday’s Clemson-Florida State matchup has been met
“By the way, everyone is bashing Florida State, but I totally agree with the decision,” Booger McFarland said during halftime of ESPN’s Florida-Vanderbilt joint ABC broadcast. “If somebody has bee in contact and tested for COVID, let’s be safe and not sorry. I agree with this decision.”
ESPN host Kevin Negandhi later explained the latest from ESPN sources on what led to the decision to postpone.
“Sources say Clemson was tested before leaving for Tallahassee and they did not get the positive test beck until late Friday night, but the offensive lineman had the symptoms and that is a huge storyline,” Negandhi said. “If you do not have both sides on the same page, following protocol for both sides ….”
Dan Radakovich, the athletic director at Clemson, says the fourth-ranked Tigers are not happy with the decision.
“We are disappointed that we will not be able to play today’s game against Florida State,” Radakovich tweeted. “Clemson has followed all of the ACC’s protocol in preparation for this game. We look ahead to returning to action next week against Pitt for Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day.”
College GameDay host Rece Davis had this to say after the news broke during Saturday’s show: “I don’t want to start something that’s not there, but I think you can read between the lines and understand from the statement that Clemson felt it could play.
“That’s the way it seems anyway and Florida State did not.”
“I don’t want to overstate this, but there was some disagreement from both sides about whether they could proceed safely,” Davis said.