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Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris liked just about everything he saw from his Tigers in their first game. He expects to see much more as the season goes on.
Morris, the second-year assistant, said No. 14 Clemson's 26-19 victory over Auburn this past Saturday night was nothing more than a strong start to a long season that continues this week with the team's home opener against Ball State (1-0).
Morris was pleased with the play of his offensive line, which featured three new starters and helped the Tigers rush for 320 yards. Andre Ellington had a career best 231 yards on the ground and receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught a school-record 13 balls including the 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that put the Tigers up for good.
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The Clemson Tigers won a thrilling game against rival Auburn on Saturday, but for one member of the coaching staff, that wasn't even the highlight of his week.
Instead, that honor went to a moment after the team's practice on Thursday, when wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was baptized in front of his teammates and coaches.
Jeff Scott, Clemson's wide receivers coach, took...
Analysis: Clemson vs. AuburnFor Clemson games this season, instead of making you read paragraphs of game summary, let’s try ‘message board’ literature. I might mix it up depending on the game, but here’s what I thought about Clemson-Auburn Saturday night at the Georgia Dome.
First, to read my preview of the game click here.
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Here we go:
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The 12th-ranked Tigers meet Ball State on Saturday for the first time in a decade.
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Let me go all Clemson fan on you for a minute. I have this Clemson shirt with a Danny Ford signature. My wife and I gave it to my Father in Law but it was too big for him. I ended up with the shirt and now the shirt has gone 9-0 in Clemson events I’ve attended. This includes wins last year over Auburn, FSU, and Virginia Tech in the ACC Title game.
There was also an upset win over...
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CLEMSON - Xavier Brewer clears the air on the big plays by Auburn, Chad Morris breaks down the individuals along offensive line and more.
CLEMSON - There won’t be any finger pointing by Tajh Boyd. But if you’re a Clemson fan, chances are you’ve already taken care of that.
Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards, DeAndre Hopkins set a school record with 13 receptions and No. 14 Clemson opened the season with 26-19 victory over Auburn on Saturday night.
Playing before a 50-50 crowd at the Georgia Dome - basically halfway between the two campuses - Clemson shook off any hangover from last season's embarrassing 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the Orange...
Sammy who? Andre Ellington and DeAndre Hopkins made sure Clemson didn't miss its star receiver.
With Sammy Watkins back home serving a two-game suspension for a drug arrest, the No. 14 Tigers still showed plenty of offense in their opener Saturday night. Ellington rushed for 231 yards, while Hopkins set a school record with 13 receptions, including the game-winning touchdown...
College football runs my anxiety to its peek - especially the first weekend of the season. Every year, I'm disappointed with certain aspects of the game. On the flip side, there were some feel good performances and great surprises. I want to rank both sides of the college game, let's start with the positives.#5 Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards to help Clemson...