Found November 27, 2011 on Crystal Ball Run:
Think back for a moment. Not far back, just four weeks ago. The 8-0 Clemson team that was once sitting pretty, highly ranked and with national championship on the mind, turned out to be more Fox than Tiger. Four weeks ago, Clemson was just that; undefeated – and sitting in a perfect position at 8-0, ranked sixth nationally. A win is a win – it always will be – however, when you see 8-0, you gloss over something of supreme importance; many things, actually. We all were duped. The Division 1-AA (Yes, I still call it that) Wofford Terriers played Clemson to the end before losing by 8. A mediocre Auburn team gave Clemson fits before faltering down the stretch, losing 38-24. Florida State who played without six offensive starters, including its starting quarterback, played Clemson within 5 points – in Clemson, a very tough place to play. Looking back over the Tigers' wins, the one that pops out is the 23-3 Clemson victory – on the road – versus Virginia Tech. What many fail to real...
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