Today college football analyst Pete Fiutak believes that Clemson would be just like UGA if they were competing in the Southeastern Conference.
"They might get through one (challenge) to get to a national championship. But it’s one thing to go do what an Alabama’s done and go through LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State and the whole SEC world or else having to go through NC State – the Virginias of the world. It’s just a different animal.” - Pete Fiutak on Clemson
Its truly hard to deny what Clemson has done on the football field the past few years, but it would be interesting to have this hypothetical idea played out.