CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles watches on during their game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jimbo Fisher not a fan of an ACC nine-game conference schedule, and here's why


The ACC is in the process of making a pretty big decision -- whether or not to move to a non-game league schedule. The ACC, like the SEC, currently has an eight-game conference schedule, but every other Power 5 conference has adopted the nine-game format. There is differing opinions on the issue, as expected, and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher addressed the issue on Thursday. Fisher is opposed to adopting the nine-game conference schedule.

"I hope we don't [go to nine games]," Fisher said via the Palm Beach Post after practice Thursday.

Fisher said he's not necessarily against the number of games, but he wants to have uniformity across conferences. If the ACC is going to nine league games, Fisher said, every Power 5 conference should do the same -- hinting at the SEC, of course.

"Why doesn't every conference do this?" Fisher asked via the Palm Beach Post. "You don't think we need a [college football] commissioner? And a set of rules to make things even? We're the only sport in America that doesn't have the same set of rules for everybody that plays.

"I'm for doing it uniformly across the board. ... We're playing for the same championship."

The ACC is reportedly thinking of alternatives to adopting nine games -- on Thursday, Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said that they are considering implementing that ACC teams play two Power 5 teams outside of the conference each year. This proposal might not really effect some teams' schedules -- Florida State plays Florida every year and opens with Ole Miss this season, and Georgia Tech plays Georgia each year, and have games with Vanderbilt and Tennessee lined up for 2016 and 2017.

[H/T: Palm Beach Post]