ACC 2023 schedule: Fans, media react after Monday reveal
The 2023 ACC football schedule is finally here.
The conference revealed the full schedule for all 14 teams on Monday night. The ACC has dropped divisions and gone to a model of 3 permanent opponents while rotating the other 10 conference teams for home and away meetings over a 4-year period.
Many fans and media members took to social media to share their thoughts on the 2023 schedule. As one might expect, there was particular interest in the schedules for Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina.
The Tigers are the defending conference champions. The Seminoles, meanwhile, are getting early buzz as a 2023 contender after a strong finish to the 2022 campaign. UNC coach Mack Brown made headlines when he said the Tar Heels’ schedule was not fair ahead of Monday’s ACC Network reveal.
Here’s a small sample of the ACC schedule reaction on social media:
You never quite know what the ACC will do with the Thanksgiving weekend schedule. This year it will feature the classic Wake Forest–Syracuse and Pitt–Duke rivalries.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 31, 2023
🚨North Carolina's full 2023 football schedule🚨
• Only 4 true road games
• Brutal ending schedule – at Clemson, at NC State pic.twitter.com/mlVrzeyRY6
— Isaac Schade (@isaacschade) January 31, 2023
Biggest edge in Clemson schedule:
Home vs FAU while FSU has to play at BC on Sept 16, before the Sept 23 clash at Death Valley.
But might not matter much when they meet again in December.
— @sapakoff (@Sapakoff) January 31, 2023
FSU at Clemson is quite early. And it puts FSU's top two opponents in the first month of the season.
Sept. 23 for FSU at Death Valley.
Cupcake schedule for Clemson to start the year, 1 home game in first month of the season for FSU.
— Brendan Sonnone (@BSonnone) January 31, 2023
UNC with back to back road games at Clemson and NC State to finish the season sure isn’t, wtf is this
— TPicks (@TPicks11) January 31, 2023
Clemson will travel to Miami (Oct 21), travel to NC State (Oct 28), and host Notre Dame (Nov 4) in 3 consecutive weeks.
That's the stretch that will make or break the 2023 season for the Tigers. pic.twitter.com/VvBRMZeGOC
— Austin Pendergist (@apthirteen) January 31, 2023
Duke is definitely a loser of the new ACC schedule. Trading VT, GT, and current Miami for FSU, Clemson, Louisville, and NC State is brutal. Also, Blue Devils play Notre dame too. They could be better AND have a worse record…
— CFB 21 (@21_cfb) January 31, 2023
At minimum 10 wins with that schedule!!! LSU and Clemson are the two toughest games on the schedule. This is the year that FSU once again become kings of the ACC!!
— ThatDamnFox (@DoctorFox007) January 31, 2023
What is wrong with y’all lmao since when is an acc schedule brutal https://t.co/inJWXIbqtm
— Dro (@WoahDerrrDro) January 31, 2023
Carolina’s schedule is difficult, but not because of the order. They play 10 Power Five games, including South Carolina and Minnesota out of conference. Very few schools in the SEC and ACC will be play 10 P5 games. Notre Dame plays Ohio State, USC, & Clemson, but only 9 P5 games. https://t.co/CKQVk4DMbe
— Jonathan A. Jensen, PhD (@JAJensenPhD) January 31, 2023
#UNC at Clemson and NC State to close out the season. They were not playing when they cooked this schedule up. #ACC
— William Lane (@TheWillieLane) January 31, 2023
The ACC giving the big 🖕🏻 to Miami next season. This schedule is terrible.
2 Friday and 1 Thursday game!? And the end of the schedule with 3 of 4 on the road… with a crap bye week. Damn. https://t.co/MxzYXVMon1
— Melissa (Hoodie Girl) (@TheCoolerMelB) January 31, 2023
ACC did us favor with 2023 schedule…got Clemson early… pic.twitter.com/4DyCSb3fYw
— Mr. Dee Williams© (@deecwilliams) January 31, 2023
I promise you it’s okay as a Clemson fan to admit our schedule isn’t all that difficult.
We’ve just made it look harder than it really was the past 3 years.
— Dustin Black (@dustinb429) January 31, 2023
A lot of things can happen, obviously, but am I crazy for thinking that the Deacs could be 6-1 going into that FSU game? I absolutely think this schedule is manageable and maybe not as daunting as I initially thought…
— Jeffrey Hodges (@Jeff_Hodges31) January 31, 2023
This Syracuse football schedule is diabolical. https://t.co/fxuvcCbjWx
— John Cassillo (@JohnCassillo) January 31, 2023
Very weird seeing an NC State football schedule that doesn't include Florida State, but it's probably a break this year. Seminoles are the best team in the ACC IMO
— Andrew Schnittker (@aschnitt53) January 31, 2023
That’s a brutal schedule. Nobody plays an OOC schedule like that. Everyone else plays one good team and three cupcakes. Some don’t even play one good team.
— 001PittFan (@001_pitt) January 31, 2023
will Louisville ever play a tough schedule? the answer will always be no. https://t.co/pzImkcpuqw
— Kenneth Donz (@Deuz) January 31, 2023
Mack Brown when there’s no Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Georgia Tech 3 game stretch on his schedule pic.twitter.com/ftp6AYYOlc
— Raleighwood Scott (@ScottNCSU) January 31, 2023
Notre Dame, Clemson, and UNC all at home, and a road trip to Virginia Tech. Big fan of this schedule. Go Pack https://t.co/W39ENSHMMN
— Evan Greene (@evanalmighty319) January 31, 2023
Ideally 8-4, think it comes down to the first six games before the bye. 4-2 or 5-1 at the bye and it’s competing for a coastal title. 3-3 or worse and we’re fighting for Bowl eligibility all season (and get there against Cuse)
— André (@aeroevens) January 31, 2023
I have no idea what this team will look like. I was going to say 1 and 5 but I am not sure.
— Jim M. (@jmoorebsa_jim) January 31, 2023
No Miami is just so weird
— Jeremy (@jeguerin2) January 31, 2023
Should not happen https://t.co/cl86MhBb0h
— Joe Giglio (@giglio_OG) January 31, 2023
That Louisville football schedule is NICE 👀 pic.twitter.com/3GLAz2GHMO
— . (@ItsPaoloni) January 31, 2023
Notre Dame, Louisville, Clemson, Miami, and UNC, all at home? Can it get any better than that?
If only Cincinnati didn’t leave the home schedule this would be elite. https://t.co/ynxO0J68r6
— Fifth Quarter NCSU (@fqwolfpack) January 31, 2023