Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd had a message for the college football world after an impressive opening-week victory: Get used to the fourth-ranked Tigers winning big games.
That doesn't mean all is well in Death Valley - even after Clemson jumped to its highest ranking in 25 years.
After being criticized by his offensive coordinator for slowing down the Tigers' fast-paced offense, Boyd looks to speed things up Saturday against FCS opponent South Carolina State.
Over his five seasons on campus, Boyd had grown tired of his team's reputation in the sport for flopping in the biggest games and most critical moments.
"There have been times when we have been absolutely crucified,'' Boyd says, "for being one of those teams that can't win big games.''
Boyd certainly seemed to do his part in the Tigers' 38-35 Week 1 win against then-No. 5 Georgia, accounting for all five of Clemson's touchdowns.
But coordinator Chad Morris didn't lik...