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Clemson Football: Wofford Week

In just six days, six short days, Clemson football fans will finally be able to see their beloved Tigers take the field again. This is what everyone has been waiting for while sitting through bland MLB games all summer; college football is finally here! The clock is down to its final few ticks, as the Clemson Tigers take on the Wofford Terriers (FCS) in Death Valley next Saturday...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alexander, Watson top five Clemson players to watch

Winners of at least 10 games in four consecutive seasons, Clemson has also played in three top-tier bowls since 2011. But if the program is going to take the next step under Dabo Swinney and contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff, it hinges on these five palyers. And the health of the guy at the top of this list may be most important subject of all ... FIVE TO WATCH Deshaun...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

This time, it’s personal for Clemson offensive line

CLEMSON – Eric Mac Lain would like to clear up one misnomer, for those who might have thought otherwise: sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson didn’t suffer three injuries in 2014 for lack of protection.
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
2 days ago

Video: Clemson K nails FG while entire team yells at him

Kickers may not always get the recognition they deserve, but one that is for sure is that there is a ton of pressure on them every time they step out onto the field. The don’t know really how to emulate that same kind of pressure in practice as they usually kick away from the rest of the team, but the Clemson Tigers have sure learned how to get that big game feel. College Spun...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Burning Questions: Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers, despite major personnel losses, are considered the Atlantic CoastConference's best bet to end Florida State's three-year run of dominance, and the expectations center around one name: Deshaun Watson. The Tigers have not captured the ACC title since the 2011 season, but coach Dabo Swinney has resurrected a national power, winning at least 10 games for four straight...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Clemson Kicker Greg Huegel Drills Kick While Entire Team Screams At Him

How do college football coaches simulate the pressure and environment of a big time game for their kickers during practice? Surround them with the entire team, and have them scream incessantly. Redshirt freshman Greg Huegel is currently starting at placekicker for the Clemson Tigers, a job he hopes to hold on to when incumbent starter Ammon Lakip returns from his suspension, and...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson senior DT D.J. Reader ‘stepping away’

Clemson Tigers senior defensive tackle D.J. Reader has decided to “step away” from the game to deal with “personal issues,” as was reported on Twitter by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Clemson starting DT D.J. Reader to “step away from football” for unknown amount of time for "personal issues" — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 25, 2015 This isn’t good news for...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson owning Clemson offense like seasoned vet

The Clemson Tigers are very high on quarterback Deshaun Watson heading into the 2015 season. Watson showed quite a bit of talent during his freshman year last season, but injuries forced him to miss some time. However, despite the time off due to injury, Watson has been improving and studying the Clemson playbook; so much so that he is playing wise beyond his years. According to...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson tackle DJ Reader leaving team for personal reasons

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson defensive tackle D.J. Reader is leaving the team because of personal matters. Coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday it's not clear how long Reader will be away. The coach says in a statement that Reader has ''personal issues he has to deal with at this time.'' Swinney adds that Reader has the support of his coaches and teammates. Reader was a backup last season...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Beat: Clemson DT D.J. Reader steps away from football indefinitely

CLEMSON – In a surprising announcement Tuesday 11 days before the season opener, Clemson senior defensive tackle D.J. Reader is stepping away from football for an indefinite period of time due to "personal issues."
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
5 days ago

Report: Clemson Senior Defensive Tackle D.J. Reader “Stepping Away From Football”

Clemson had the No. 1 defense in 2014, but with the departure of stars like Vic Beasley and Grady Jarrett, that side of the ball will look much different in 2015. Today, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting that the Tigers are losing yet another experience defensive lineman, at least for a while. Senior defensive tackle D.J. Reader, who was in line to start this season, is stepping...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Beat: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson compared to Peyton Manning

CLEMSON – Senior left guard Eric Mac Lain absorbed a question about his starting quarterback’s command of the line of scrimmage, and his freedom to audible or change formations before the snap, and casually compared sophomore Deshaun Watson to a five-time NFL MVP.
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
6 days ago

Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip suspended three games

In June Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip was charged with possession of cocaine and driving under the influence. On Thursday, Clemson announced that Lakip will be suspended for the first three games of the season, and he is not guaranteed to start when he comes back.Lakip is a 5-11, 200-pound senior who has made 21 of his 28 career field goal attempts.Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said this...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Clemson can win the playoff: Dynamic offense can pour it on

EDITOR'S NOTE: FOX Sports college football columnists Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman think a handful of teams have a legitimate shot at hoisting the College Football Playoff trophy this season. This week, they'll make a case for each of those squads. CLEMSON TIGERS 1. What we like: Deshaun Watson is back for his sophomore season after a fantastic freshman year, where he accounted...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Kicker Suspended At Least Three Games After Drug Arrest

He hasn’t practiced with the team since his June arrest, but now we know how much longer Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip will be off the field for the Tigers. Per College Football Talk, Lakip will miss some game action following his drug possession arrest: Thursday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney confirmed that Ammon Lakip will be suspended for at least the first three games of the...
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson kicker Lakip suspended 3 games for offseason arrest

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip will sit out the first three games of the season because of an offseason drug arrest. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Lakip, who was indefinitely suspended since June, will miss games against Wofford on Sept. 5, Appalachian State on Sept. 12 and Louisville on Sept. 17. Swinney said Lakip could return when Notre Dame comes to Clemson on Oct...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspension Length Set For Clemson Kicker Ammon Lakip

The suspension for Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip, who was charged with possession of cocaine and driving under the influence in early June, has been set. Lakip will miss Clemson’s first three games. Clemson PK Ammon Lakip suspended for the first 3 games. No guarantee he will start when he returns. (Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/Yi5McEfysq — Reggie Anderson (@ReggieWLTX) August...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson's Swinney suspends kicker Lakip 3 games

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip will sit out the first three games of the season because of an offseason drug arrest. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Lakip, who was indefinitely suspended since June, will miss games against Wofford on Sept. 5, Appalachian State on Sept. 12 and Louisville on Sept. 17. Swinney said Lakip could return when Notre Dame comes to Clemson on...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson K Ammon Lakip suspended three games

Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip was arrested in June for DUI refusal and cocaine possession by campus police. Since then, his punishment with the team has been in question. On Thursday afternoon, he finally got the news he knew was coming. According to Tiger Net, Lakip was suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season. Head coach Dabo Swinney talked about Lakip following Thursday’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson says he's 'ready to go'

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson fans don't seem concerned about the massive losses on last year's top-ranked ranked defense, the muddled picture at running back or the departure of high-powered offensive leader Chad Morris to SMU. No, there's only one issue anyone wants to chat about when it comes to the Tigers: Can quarterback Deshaun Watson stay healthy. Watson, the smiling, friendly...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 7 — Clemson

Clemson Tigers 2014 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 ACC (won bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Will Deshaun Watson stay healthy for more than a few minutes? If you don’t watch men’s tennis (first off, you should… the U.S. Open’s coming up August 31 and will fill in the hours when college football’s not on), know this: Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson just might be the Kei Nishikori...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 7 — Clemson

Clemson Tigers 2014 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 ACC (won bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Will Deshaun Watson stay healthy for more than a few minutes? If you don’t watch men’s tennis (first off, you should… the U.S. Open’s coming up August 31 and will fill in the hours when college football’s not on), know this: Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson just might be the Kei Nishikori...
Via The Student Section
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Clemson Tigers Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Clemson Tigers are the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference this season, with a possibility of making the College Football Playoff. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Clemson’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrin Priester wins appeal, cleared to play for WSU

Wide receiver Kyrin Priester has won his appeal with the NCAA and will be eligible to play immediately for the Washington State Cougars this season. Priester, who previously enrolled at Clemson, was a four-star recruit out of Georgia in 2013 and enrolled early at Clemson in 2014. He was one of the top receivers in the nation in his recruiting class. Priester played one game for...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson fan creates Howard’s Rock replica hat, now on sale

Howard’s Rock has been a tradition of the Clemson Tigers since the 1960’s when coach Frank Howard was gifted it. Before every home game, the team touches the rock before running down the hill towards the east endzone. Fans dream of being able to touch the rock like their favorite players, but few have managed to actually be allowed that opportunity. One Clemson fan thought it...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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