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Clemson LB Ben Boulware responds to analyst’s criticism

Clemson junior inside linebacker Ben Boulware had an evidence-backed rebuttal for NFL Draft analyst Jon Ledyard after the writer questioned Boulware’s pro potential. Ledyard tweeted that Boulware was “probably not” a top pro prospect. He also added that Boulware has a “short, squatty frame with minimal tackle radius and limited athleticism. But man he loves football and contact...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clemson LB has great response to NFL draft analyst's criticism

As a junior, Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware was an instrumental figure on the Tigers’ defense. In his team’s critical win over Notre Dame in early October, Boulware made the game-saving play. For the year, he finished third on the roster in tackles (82) and led the team in quarterback hurries (10).  Boulware is obviously a tremendous college linebacker, but NFL draft analyst...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Clemson’s loss to Notre Dame is significant

It’s true that in a 30-game regular season, single nights or weekend afternoons don’t fully determine postseason destinations. When experts say that “Game X is an elimination game” or “Game Y is a must-win,” it’s true that the weight of a season and all its hopes fall upon that one contest. However, such a perception (real or not) exists because of what came before…...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson uses Drake graphic to hype next football season

Coaches always need to find a way to connect with their players. At the collegiate level, it is a bit easier to do as long as you pay attention to pop culture and the latest trends. No one does it better than Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney. We have seen Swinney bust out the whip/nae nae and dab for his players in the past, so it should come as no surprise that the Clemson...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Football Recruiting: National signing day in review

Throughout the course of the day, National signing day is all about the kids and their big moment as they decide which school they will take their talents to. But after it’s all said and done, the main focus is how each program benefits from landing recruits. At the end of the day, Clemson football had a great National signing day. Head coach Dabo Swinney put it as simply as he...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson names itself 'Defensive Line U' in new hype video

Clemson already argues that it is “Wide Receiver U,” and now the Tigers are claiming another position group as its own: the defensive line. Clemson’s official YouTube account dropped a #DLU hype video, featuring some of the greats who have come through the program in recent years. There are plenty of impressive players included, for sure. With National Signing Day Wednesday...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Clemson Makes Tasty Treat For Mother Of Nation’s Top Rated Recruit

In just two days, the eyes of the college football world will be on New Jersey when the nation’s top rated recruit makes his decision. Rashan Gary is a five star defensive tackle who is being sought after by some of the nation’s top programs. This weekend, Gary took his final official visit of the process, choosing to visit with the Clemson Tigers over the Alabama Crimson Tide...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary to take official visit to Clemson

We won’t know where Rashan Gary, the nation’s top football recruit, will attend college until National Signing Day, but Clemson is in the running and will have him on campus for his final official visit. Earlier Tuesday, Gary’s mother said that the family would decide whether to visit Alabama or Clemson, and it appears that Clemson won out. #STRecruiting:Rashan Gary's mom...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney offers scholarship to son of former teammate

Scholarships in college football are very valuable. Each team only has 85 to give out at a time, and a few recruiting misses can result in serious depth and roster balance issues. None of that prevented Clemson’s Dabo Swinney from doing something very cool for the son of one of his former teammates at Alabama, fullback Kevin Turner, who was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago. ...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson players proposed to their girlfriends at team banquet

Clemson football held its annual banquet Saturday night. In addition to recognizing a team that went 14-1 and reached the national championship game, the banquet was the site of a pair of marriage proposals by Clemson players. Offensive lineman Eric Mac Lain and linebacker Travis Blanks both asked their girlfriend to marry them. They both received yes as an answer, thankfully. ...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former four-star DB Jefferie Gibson to transfer from Clemson

The Clemson Tigers have lost a number of talented defensive players to the NFL this season. They are trying to build their defense back up to what it was in 2015, but they will have to do it without another player that could have been a key part to their success. According to Tigernet.com, defensive back Jefferie Gibson is planning to transfer for the 2016 season. He made this decision...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson listed as odds-on favorite to win 2016 Heisman

With the 2015 college football season in the books, it’s never too early to look ahead to 2016. A familiar name, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, is the current Heisman Trophy favorite per Bovada, leading an impressive field. The folks @BovadaLV sent along early odds for the 2016 Heisman. Oregon's Royce Freeman is 12/1.pic.twitter.com/GyCaKj1B8W — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned in the CFB National Championship

The second year of the College Football Playoff era is in the books, and a new champion has been crowned. Nick Saban’s Alabama squad defeated a gritty Clemson Tigers 45-40 in Glendale Monday night. The game itself was exciting, exhilarating and illuminating — it was the Championship game we deserved after the lopsided bowl season we endured. The players balled out, the coaches...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

10 players who shined in the CFB Playoff National Title Game

The college football season has come and gone, but not before we were treated to one of the most thrilling National Championship games in recent memory. Alabama just barely held on to beat Clemson Monday night 45-40, giving head coach Nick Saban his fourth national title as Alabama’s coach in the past seven years, and fifth overall in his career. The game was truly college athletics...
Via Yardbarker
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama onside kick was a game-changer

    Alabama executed an onside kick to perfection in the National Championship Game on Monday that changed the game. After kicking a field goal to tie the game in the fourth quarter at 24, Bama decided to try an onside kick. Alabama started with a bunch formation and Clemson prepared for the deep kick. Bama took advantage and caught a high bounce on the fly. Here’s a look...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Saban erupts with tantrum on sideline

Nick Saban is known for keeping his cool most of the time and running a tight ship, but he channeled his inner Jim Harbaugh in the third quarter of Monday’s college football title game. Watching Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers march down the field, the head coach lost his cool as he felt things spiraling out of control. SABAN MAD https://t.co/PQYJiBJUL2 — Kyle Fredrickson...
Via Sportsnaut
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Officials make clock mistake in first half of Alabama-Clemson

We’ll see how much a clock-related mistake by the officials affects the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. You can see the sequence for yourself if you missed it live or wanted another look: Here is the clock mistake. Via @ClippitTV -- technology captures these moments now https://t.co/CoMtciIgl5 — The Student Section (@TheStudentSect) January 12...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Referees hurt Clemson before halftime by not stopping clock

    Dabo Swinney was livid with the referees in the National Championship Game on Monday night after they failed to stop the clock following a Clemson first down prior to halftime. Clemson had a 2nd-and-8 from the Alabama 37-yard line with 20 seconds left in the half. Deshaun Watson completed a pass for a first down to the 27. The clock should have stopped with 12 seconds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Henry runs for 50 yd TD in National Championship Game

Derrick Henry got the Tide on the board first with this run…. Derrick Henry gets his 5th 50-yard TD run this season, tied for the most in the FBS. https://t.co/Sx0DU8q3J6 — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 12, 2016
Via The Student Section
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Clemson's top DB could be out against Alabama

    The Clemson Tigers are going to need to play their best football if they want to beat Alabama Monday night, and that will be difficult to do if star defensive back Mackensie Alexander is unable to suit up. Alexander, a sophomore cornerback who is expected to be a first-round pick when he heads to the NFL, has been nursing a hamstring injury. Some reports indicate he may...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons why Clemson will win the National Championship

Ever since the college football season kicked off back in September, the only question on everyone’s mind has been: “Which team is going to win the College Football Playoff?” While this should be one of the most exciting games in college football history, I expect Clemson to emerge victorious. Here is a list of five reasons why the Tigers will beat Alabama: 5. Clemson has...
Via The Comeback
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Taiwanese Animators Preview The CFP National Championship

Those lovable Taiwanese animators have struck gold once again! This time, the animators set their sights on previewing the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson. The game, which will be played Monday night in Phoenix, gets a nice little comical preview in this latest animated short and honestly I am not sure we will find a better video preview...
Via The Comeback
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Chick-Fil-A making special biscuits to honor Clemson

Clemson fans are in for a treat thanks to a special little gift from local Chick-fil-A’s. In anticipation for National Championship game, the Chick-fil-A restaurants near Clemson’s campus in South Carolina will be serving tiger paw-shaped biscuits in their breakfast menu. Tigers fans can snag these spirited treats on Monday from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. E.T. Tiger Paw Biscuits...
Via Gamedayr
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson granted waiver to exceed maximum practice-time limit

The NCAA has granted Clemson a waiver allowing the Tigers unlimited practice time this week, eliminating a potential advantage Alabama would have entering Monday’s national championship game. Before this waiver, Clemson was subject to the “20-hour rule,” which limits the amount of time a team can practice while school is in session. Clemson students returned to class Wednesday...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney didn’t know his real name until 3rd grade

This past season has seen Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney become quite the household name. Not that he wasn’t all that unrecognized before, but with Clemson running 14-0 with an ACC championship, claiming the number one spot in the major polls and College Football Playoff and dismantling Big 12 champion Oklahoma to advance to next week’s College Football Playoff National Championship...
Via The Comeback
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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