Miami Hurricanes Twitter account trolls Clemson

Oct 21, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 21, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports /

The official Miami Hurricanes Twitter account expertly trolled Clemson on Sunday. Following the 28-20 Miami double overtime win on Saturday, the Hurricanes account Tweeted a picture of Tigers’ head coach Dabo Swinney running onto the field in front of the L Flag that is part of spelling out Clemson.

The Tweet generated 32 comments mostly from Miami Hurricanes fans, 542 retweets, 67 quoted posts, 2,311 likes and 14 bookmarks as of early Tuesday afternoon. Miami ended a four-game losing streak against Clemson with the win on Saturday. The last win for Miami over Clemson was in 2010.

With the win over Clemson on Saturday, Miami evened the all-time series versus the Tigers at seven victories each. Before Saturday, Clemson and Miami split the four previous meetings. Miami won four of the first five games against Clemson between 1945 and 1956. Clemson and Miami did not play again until 2004.

The Clemson-Miami series resumed in 2004 when the Hurricanes joined the ACC. Beginning in 2005, the ACC instituted divisions when Boston College joined the conference. Miami and Virginia Tech joined the ACC in 2004. With Clemson in the Atlantic and Miami in the Coastal, the Hurricanes and Tigers did not play annually.

Clemson has defeated Miami in six of their nine games as ACC members. Miami has played Clemson in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017 (ACC Championship Game) 2020 (COVID schedule), 2022 and 2023. The scheduling format was changed as the ACC eliminated divisions.

The new ACC scheduling format will have to be changed again with California, SMU and Stanford joining the conference in 2024. Miami is slated to have Boston College, Florida State and Louisville as its annual rivals. That could stay the same under the new format. Miami is scheduled to play at Clemson in 2024.

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Expect the ACC to remake the schedule during the 2024 offseason. Florida State will be the sole guarantee on the Miami schedule going forward. There has been some talk of neutral site games in Dallas when Cal and Stanford are involved so that the East Coast teams do not have to travel completely cross country.