Lee Corso’s College GameDay headgear pick 2017 ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Miami

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Lee Corso made his College GameDay headgear selection this morning for the ACC Championship Game. Did he take No. 1 Clemson or the seventh-ranked Miami Hurricanes?

Miami and Clemson are no strangers to College GameDay. Both have been featured on the show this season. Lee Corso has picked against both of them, and they have burned him. Both fanbases might be rooting for college football’s most famous prognosticator to take the other.

Corso is coming off a loss last week when he took Big Al and Alabama to win the Iron Bowl. He finished the regular season 8-5. Two of those losses were picking against Miami when they played Notre Dame and picking against Clemson when they played Louisville. To Corso’s credit, he also picked the Tigers and won when they played Virginia Tech this season.

Clemson is 6-4 when Corso picks against them. Miami 7-3 when he picks the opposing side. Clemson has won seven of the last eight games they have played with College GameDay in town. Their one loss was to Alabama in the 2015 National Championship game.

Miami would be much happier if this game was in Orlando again like last year. Instead of Camping Word Stadium, the ACC Championship Game is back in its usual home of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Miami travels well and has a healthy number of fans in North Carolina. They always represent well in away games in the state. However, Clemson will pack that stadium. The Tigers’ campus is only two hours away, and there are plenty of Clemson fans that live much closer than that.

With the neutral site being less than neutral and the litany of Miami injuries to their skill positions, it is no wonder Clemson is favored by 10 points. The game opened at just 6.5 points and has been consistently bet up over the week.

Let’s go to the pick:

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Clemson fans are not going to be happy. There wasn’t really anything else he could do though. Everyone is on Clemson giving 10 points. Corso is just taking them to win straight up. It’s basically a no-brainer. The turnover chain is fun. “The U” is back-ish. They are relatively young, especially on that vaunted front seven. Mark Richt is building something. Miami is the future. For now, Clemson is the pick.