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4-star DE Xavier Kelly commits to Clemson

Class of 2016 four-star defensive end Xavier Kelly, out of Kansas’ Wichita East High School, has committed to the Clemson Tigers. ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren reported Kelly’s decision. ESPN 300 DE Xavier Kelly commits to Clemson. He's the 7th ESPN 300 commit for the Tigers — Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 24, 2015 In committing to Clemson, Kelly shunned offers from Alabama, TCU...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: Tigers voted as the ACC favorite

Earlier this week, the ACC preseason voting took place and the Clemson Tigers have some high expectations to fulfill. Clemson received 84 out of 158 votes as the preseason favorite to win the ACC championship, something the Tigers have not accomplished since 2011. The 2011 ACC championship ended a 20 year drought in Death Valley, and now the Tigers look to bring it home again. It...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson leads Preaseason All-ACC team; Miami snubbed

The ACC released its preseason All-ACC team at the ACC Football Kickoff Thursday morning. From the looks of the list, it is very clear why the Clemson Tigers were selected to win the ACC this season. The Clemson Tigers led all other schools with five players on the list, four of them on the offensive side of the ball. On the other end of the football spectrum, Miami, who has been...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Clemson WR Demarre Kitt takes shot at team

There is apparently no love remaining for the Clemson Tigers from ex-wide receiver Demarre Kitt. Kitt played only one season at Auburn before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Now, he is a top JUCO prospect in the Class of 2016 so he is making the rounds on the recruiting trail attempting to figure out where he can return to the D-1 level. He may have found...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Kelly expected to be Ole Miss starting QB

Ole Miss will have a new face under center in 2015 now that Bo Wallace is gone and if you were to ask AL.com who the Rebels’ new starter would be, the answer would be redshirt junior Chad Kelly. A former four-star recruit out of Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Tonawanda, New York, near Buffalo, Kelly played at Clemson before being dismissed from the team for “conduct...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson picked to win ACC, Watson voted preseason player of year

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season. The voters think the other Tigers will, too. For the second time in three years, Clemson is the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Tigers' quarterback is the league's preseason player of the year. "I appreciate people having respect for our program and our...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State picked as second best in preseason ACC voting

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season. The voters think the other Tigers will, too. For the second time in three years, Clemson is the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Tigers' quarterback is the league's preseason player of the year. "I appreciate people having respect for our program and...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State picked as second best in preseason ACC voting

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season. The voters think the other Tigers will, too. For the second time in three years, Clemson is the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Tigers' quarterback is the league's preseason player of the year. "I appreciate people having respect for our program and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney jokes about money’s involvement in recruiting

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said what? During the ACC Kickoff in North Carolina on Tuesday morning, Swinney was discussing the new cost of attendance scholarships that universities are allowed to provide to their student-athletes. The exact cost of the stipend can vary from school to school, but what Swinney was asked for his opinion his response — though tongue-in...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sophomore QB Watson, Clemson tabbed as preseason ACC favorites

The Clemson Tigers lost major pieces from last season's 10-win team, but the media tabbed Dabo Swinney's team to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship since 2011. A poll of 158 media members in attendance at the ACC Kickoff tabbed the Tigers (84 first-place votes), led by preseason ACC Player of the Year favorite Deshaun Watson, as the conference's top team. Defending...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Picked to Dethrone FSU in ACC

Tuesday July 21, 2015Courtesy of TheACC.comLINK: CLEMSON LEADS ACC FOOTBALL KICKOFF PRESEASON POLL Georgia Tech selected to repeat as Coastal Division winner; Tigers’ Deshaun Watson tabbed as Preseason Player of the Year PINEHURST, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson is the preseason favorite to claim the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship, according to a poll of 158 media...
Via Noled Out
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson named ACC Preseason Player of the Year

The ACC Kickoff media days are in full force and early Tuesday morning, Bruce Feldman reported that the ACC had named their top five when it comes to the ACC Player of the Year predictions this season. The Clemson Tigers will be happy to know that their quarterback has been named as the top player in the conference. Deshaun Watson had a decent 2014 season as he threw for 1,466 yards...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

7 at 7: Eric Mac Lain gives entertaining takes on Forbes, Herbal Essences and Kirk Herbstreit

PINEHURST, N.C. – Friends, readers, fellow ACC players, reporters covering Clemson, reporters not covering Clemson and folks who mistakenly clicked on this looking for the Raskin Around blog:
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
7 days ago

Former Clemson PG Rod Hall to play football at UNI

Former Clemson Tigers point guard Rod Hall, after averaging 7.2 points and three assists per game in four years with the team, is shifting his focus to football and will play at the University of Northern Iowa for a year. Hall visitd the campus on Wednesday and canceled all other visits. Mandrallius Robinson of the Greenville News reported Hall’s decision. Hall played football...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Clemson HC Dabo Swinney hittin’ the whip

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney may have one of the most unique names in all of football, but today we found out he may have the dance moves to match.  On a day boat trip, Freshman wide out Ray Ray McCloud posted a video capturing Swinney hittin’ the whip dance that has recently caught the internet world by storm. If you don’t know the dance move, make sure to check out...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson K charged with drug possession to ‘miss some time’

Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip has been charged with cocaine possession and will “miss some time, as head coach Dabo Swinney told Aaron Brenner of The Post and Courier. Lakip was arrested last month on misdemeanor charges of possession of cocaine and driving under the influence and was subsequently suspended from the team. “Ammon will hopefully have a chance to return to our team...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney says QB Deshaun Watson cleared to practice

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney spoke with reporters Wednesday night and delivered some good news, as was reported by CollegeSpun’s Matt Hladik. After suffering a torn ACL last year, rising sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson is fully cleared to practice and should be ready by the start of the season. “He’s been full go since May,” Swinney said about Watson. “He’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney nails the whip

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney is a man of the people. As it turns out, he has some pretty respectable dance moves, too. Swinney was enjoying a day out on the lake with some of his players when he took a step away from the wheel. Thanks to the constant cell phone recordings these days, Ray Ray McCloud was able to catch Swinney nailing the whip. How we do on the lake ...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson defensive coordinator Venables keeps same approach

SUNSET, S.C. (AP) Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables won't change his approach - or intensity - no matter who's now paying attention. Venables joined the Tigers three years ago. He's gradually rebuilt a defense embarrassed by its 70-33 Orange Bowl debacle against West Virginia after the 2011 season into the No. 1 unit in college football last fall with 260 yards allowed...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Swinney: Clemson kicker will "miss some time" after summer drug charge

SUNSET, S.C. – Kicker Ammon Lakip remains suspended indefinitely from the Clemson football team, stemming from a drug arrest last month.
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
12 days ago

Clemson teammates name ‘G-Hop’ team’s best dancer

The Clemson Tigers are preparing to take the ACC by storm during the 2015 season. Not just with their skillset on the gridiron, but also with the power of dance. According to teammates, Germone “G-Hop” Hopper was nominated as the Tigers’ best dancer in a unanimous vote. WATCH || #AskTheTigers — Who is the best dancer on the team? Their unanimous answer: Germone...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: Video: Teammates Name Germone “G-Hop” Hopper The Team’s Best Dancer

Anyone who has played on a football team knows that certain players take on certain off-the-field roles. One of the most prominent is “best dancer,” and at Clemson, there doesn’t seem to be much debate over who that is. In a short, and strangely entrancing video, Tigers players unanimously name wide receiver Germone Hopper, aka “G-Hop,” as the team’s best dancer.  ...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson DE Shaq Lawson Calls South Carolina LB Skai Moore A “Hater” For Disliking Tigers’ “We Too Deep” Song

The SEC Media Days have produced some playful trash talk between South Carolina and Clemson.  This afternoon, a reporter asked Gamecocks’ linebacker Skai Moore about college football’s most annoying traditions. Moore’s answer was Clemson’s “We Too Deep” song, the unofficial anthem for the Tigers’ program.  #SouthCarolina Skai Moore on “We Too Deep” song at #Clemson...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyst: Clemson’s Deshaun Watson will be Heisman finalist

Just how good is Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson? Many believe the sophomore signal-caller is among the best players in the nation at his position, but there is one college football analyst who believes Watson could be the best. Bleacher Report’s Michael Felder attended the Elite 11 Finals in Oregon and observed Watson. After getting a close look at the quarterback,...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Which team will win the ACC in 2015?

On Wednesday and Thursday we discussed the ACC in our rountable and today we pick an ACC Champion. TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff writer Kevin Causey and a special rotating guest in our weekly roundtable discussing all things college football. Earlier this week we discussed players to watch and the most improved teams in the ACC. Today we conclude...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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