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Notebook: Cain has grown, matured

SUNSET, S.C. — When Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney suspended then freshman wide receiver Deon Cain for the Orange Bowl, many wondered how the South Florida native might respond. Swinney also suspended the talented receiver for the National Championship Game and for spring practice. It was a tough five months for Cain, but he has come out the other side just fine. Swinney reinstated...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 days ago

Venables isn’t assuming anything

It’s hard to imagine, but Brent Venables was frighten when he returned nine starters on the 2014 roster. It was a unit that had guys like Vic Beasley, Grady Jarrett, Robert Smith and Stephone Anthony on a unit that led the country in just about every defensive category imaginable. “I was afraid they were going to take things for granted and not work quite as hard,” Venables...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 days ago

Watson up to ideal weight, feeling great

SUNSET, S.C. — One of the biggest questions surrounding the Clemson football team heading into last season was simple: Can Deshaun Watson stay healthy? On Tuesday at Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s annual media golf outing at The Reserve on Lake Keowee, the aforementioned question was absent following a season in which Watson remained on the field and led the Tigers to an...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 days ago

Elliott all smiles talking Clemson offense

The Reserve – Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott could hardly keep the smiles off his face when talking about all the weapons he will have on offense this year.  Coach Elliott has some special plans for 5-star RB Tavien Feaster in his first year for the Tigers.  TCI caught up with coach Elliott at Clemson’s football kickoff.     This embed is invalid" /...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 days ago

Swinney says Tigers have shot at national title

SUNSET, S.C. — Dabo Swinney’s message at Clemson is the same today as it was almost eight years ago when he became the Tigers’ head coach. “I have never wanted to just have a great team. I want to have a great program,” Swinney said prior to the start of his annual media golf outing on Tuesday at The Reserve on Lake Keowee. “To have a great program, you have to be consistent...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 days ago

Nick Saban on Deshaun Watson: ‘Most significantly dominant player we’ve played since Cam Newton’

Alabama head coach Nick Saban described Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson as the “most significantly dominant player” his team has faced since Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. Saban on Deshaun Watson: “That guy is the most significantly dominant player that we’ve played against since Cam Newton in 2010.” — Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) July 19, 2016 Alabama beat...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead: Wide Receiver

The Clemson Insider continues its “Looking Ahead” series with a forward look at Clemson’s top wide receiver targets in the 2017 class. The outlook of “Wide Receiver U” is as bright or brighter than ever. After losing Charone Peake to the NFL, Clemson signed a trio of stalwarts at receiver in February: Plant City (Fla.) four-star T.J. Chase, Greensboro (N.C.) Page four-star...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 days ago

Clemson’s 10 best offenses: No. 1

Through the years Clemson has had some prolific offensive football teams and stars, especially in the last 15 years when the no-huddle, fast-break offenses became the norm in college football. The Clemson Insider went through the archives to find the best offensive football teams in Clemson history. What are the criteria for the 10 best offenses in Clemson history? Obviously, yards...
Via The Clemson Insider
6 days ago

The Insider Report

Each week The Clemson Insider brings you the latest Inside information on the Tigers in The Insider Report. What is the latest on 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence and when he will visit Clemson?  Which freshman will be the next Freak at Clemson?  How is Best is the Standard impacting recruiting?  A new staff member has been added to help the football program?  Get these answers and...
Via The Clemson Insider
7 days ago

4-star Florida LB a big fan of Clemson

Darrell “Rocky” Shelton doesn’t currently have an offer from Clemson, but the 2018 four-star outside linebacker from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas is a big fan of the Tigers. “I have always been a huge Clemson fan,” Shelton said in an interview with The Clemson Insider. “I think Dabo Swinney is a great players’ coach. My father is a diehard Sooners fan,...
Via The Clemson Insider
7 days ago

Looking Ahead: Running Back

The Clemson Insider continues its “Looking Ahead” series with a forward look at Clemson’s top running back targets in the 2017 class. After losing Zac Brooks and C.J. Davidson at the conclusion of the 2015 season, Clemson added another running back in February when Spartanburg five-star Tavien Feaster signed on the dotted line. Feaster will join a talented group of running...
Via The Clemson Insider
7 days ago

Clemson’s 25 best teams: No. 4

The Clemson Insider went back and ranked Clemson’s 25 best teams of all-time. What classifies a certain team as one of the best? Of course winning a championship—national or conference—will be the first qualification. The other qualifications are overall record, national ranking and where they fell in the conference standings. We continue our rankings with the No. 4 team on...
Via The Clemson Insider
7 days ago

Camp Countdown: Special Teams

We are halfway through July and the start of camp is on the horizon. In our Camp Countdown series we will look at each position and discuss some of the questions heading into camp. In this edition we take a look at the special teams. Although there were some questions on offense and defense during the offseason, special teams is the biggest concern heading into camp.  It is safe...
Via The Clemson Insider
7 days ago

Ranking Clemson's opponents: No. 2

The Clemson Insider has gone through and analyzed every team in Clemson’s 2016 regular season to find the toughest matchups the Tigers will face. The result? A calculated ranking of every team Clemson plays from easiest to hardest. Where a team ranks depends on a couple main characteristics like last season’s outcome, prior meetings with Clemson, returning and departing talent...
Via The Clemson Insider
7 days ago

Strider commits to Clemson

Clemson once again picked up a huge commitment from Tennessee, but this time it was coach Monte Lee who was celebrating. 2017 RHP Spencer Strider gave a verbal commitment to the Tigers on Sunday night when he called the staff. “I was committed to Ohio from September 2015 until May.  I think I rushed that.  I visited Clemson pretty early on.  It was perfect.  It is where I wanted...
Via The Clemson Insider
8 days ago

Clemson’s 10 best defenses: No. 2

Though some of the younger fans might not remember, or even know it, but Clemson is known more for its great defenses over the years than anything it has done on offense. On nearly every one of Clemson’s greatest teams, it was its defense that carried the squad. The Clemson Insider went through its archives to find the best defensive football teams in Clemson history. What are...
Via The Clemson Insider
8 days ago

Meredith continues to shine against nation's best

Future Clemson Tiger Kier Meredith had another strong performance at the Perfect Game Tournament hitting .455. The Clemson Insider caught up with the speedster to get the latest. “It went alright, we didn’t make it into playoffs because we had a few hiccups during pool play and ended up finishing 5-1-1,” he said. “I continued to work on things in the game and got better down...
Via The Clemson Insider
8 days ago

Tigers, Dawgs slightly ahead for 5-star OL

2018 5-star OL Jamaree Salyer was one of  a select group of juniors to make the trip out to The Opening Finals. “It was fun, but it was also humbling. It let me know I have much more to work on,” Salyer told The Clemson Insider. Jamaree has already visited several top programs this summer. “I have been to UGA, Notre Dame, and Bama,” said Salyer. There are two more schools...
Via The Clemson Insider
9 days ago

Clemson’s 25 best teams: No. 5

The Clemson Insider went back and ranked Clemson’s 25 best teams of all-time. What classifies a certain team as one of the best? Of course winning a championship—national or conference—will be the first qualification. The other qualifications are overall record, national ranking and where they fell in the conference standings. We continue our rankings with the No. 5 team on...
Via The Clemson Insider
9 days ago

Clemson’s 10 best offenses: No. 2

Through the years Clemson has had some prolific offensive football teams and stars, especially in the last 15 years when the no-huddle, fast-break offenses became the norm in college football. The Clemson Insider went through the archives to find the best offensive football teams in Clemson history. What are the criteria for the 10 best offenses in Clemson history? Obviously, yards...
Via The Clemson Insider
9 days ago

DeHond working to get Bell to the Tigers

The Clemson Insider caught up with Clemson commitment Noah DeHond to see what he’s been doing since visiting the Dabo Swinney camp in June. “I’ve been lifting and going to our camps that our team has been having. I’ve also been working at the youth basketball (camp) at my school too,” DeHond told The Clemson Insider. DeHond’s senior season is just a month away. “Our...
Via The Clemson Insider
9 days ago

Ole Miss' Chad Kelly: 'I'm the best QB in the nation'

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has always had massive self-confidence, and coming off a career season (4,042 yards passing, 31 touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns), he has some numbers to back up the bravado. Clearly, Kelly believes very strongly in himself heading into this season. At Thursday’s SEC Media Day, he declared himself the top quarterback in the country and expressed...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Odds: Latest Betting Lines For 2016 ACC Championship

The Clemson Tigers won 14 games last season en route to a berth in the College Football Playoff, and they have emerged as early +150 favorites to repeat as ACC champions in 2016 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Led by pivot Deshaun Watson, Clemson has won 14 of their past 15 games against conference opponents, allowing just 19 points per game in conference action a year...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Clemson hoops star passes away at age 27

Former Clemson basketball star Demontez Stitt has passed away at age 27, the team announced Monday.Stitt was found dead overnight at his Charlotte, North Carolina home and the cause has not yet been determined.A standout player at Clemson, Stitt played point guard for the Tigers from 2007-2011 and is the only Clemson player to start on four NCAA Tournament teams. He ranks sixth in...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Clemson guard Stitt found dead at North Carolina home

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Former Clemson point guard Demontez Stitt was found dead at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday night. Lead investigator Eric Wheeler in the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday in an email to The Associated Press there was no trauma found on the body of 27-year-old Stitt and that foul play is not suspected. Wheeler said...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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