Joe Giglio mentioned last week that among the scheduling options for the ACC is a 10-game season where the league is broken into five-team pods that each play home-and-homes, which accounts for eight games.
More on that here from Joe. And also:
A) I would put money on State not being with Clemp— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) July 13, 2020
No reason to breakup N.C. group of 4
B) I don’t know what pressure the UNC system will put on their schools to include others.
I do think the effort will be made to save some of the sec games https://t.co/FBq275RTrk
If Clemson is out and the Big 4 is kept together, then one of the Virginia schools would most likely round out this particular pod. UVA probably makes the most sense from a tradition standpoint, but who knows.
So a season of home-and-homes with UVA, UNC, Wake, and Duke ... would you be good with that? I don’t know how the other two games would be selected. Maybe more league contests, or maybe a couple of non-conference opponents that are nearby? (Or Notre Dame?)