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Wofford-Clemson Preview

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is ready to watch his team hit the field, no matter how many questions he might have approaching the opener against FCS opponent Wofford. Swinney expects his team to be engaged and focused despite not facing a Power 5 opponent to kick things off for the first time in four years. The Tigers played Auburn at the start of 2012, then Georgia...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clemson notes: Stanton Seckinger (knee) to miss Wofford opener

CLEMSON – Tight end Stanton Seckinger, try as he might, won’t quite be ready to return for No. 12-ranked Clemson’s opening game of his senior season.

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson wants to go undefeated in 2015

The Clemson Tigers are currently one of the favorites to win the 2015 ACC title, but it will all depend on whether or not star sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy. He had a big season last year, but unfortunately dealt with injuries down the stretch of the season that held him out of the action. Despite the injuries that he faced last season, he still showed that...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Freeze names Chad Kelly as opening game starter

The Rebels have ended the speculation and went with the most obvious choice, naming Chad Kelly as the team's starting quarterback for Saturday's opener against Tennessee Martin. However, just because Kelly will likely be taking the first snap of the season at quarterback doesn't mean he'll stay there:It appears Ole Miss will keep their transfer quarterback on a short lease and possibly...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chad Kelly Named Ole Miss Starting Quarterback

Apparently today is “college football starting quarterback decision day” across the nation. We’ve already had Urban Meyer clarify when he will reveal his starter, and Charlie Strong has named a starter for Texas at Notre Dame. Next up: Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is going with former Clemson Tiger Chad Kelly to lead the Rebels in 2015, over sophomores Ryan Buchanan and DeVante...
Via College Spun
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Fans Selling Replica ‘Howard’s Rock’ Hats, Pedestals In 2015

Football teams across the country have their own traditions that make their fan bases go nuts. For the Clemson Tigers, it involves getting on a bus, driving from one side of the stadium to the other, getting off the bus and rubbing “Howard’s Rock” before running down the hill onto the field. The rock, as legend goes, was presented to the team decades ago by a Clemson alum who...
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Not Being Said About Clemson’s Social Media Ban

You have almost certainly heard the news: No Facebook. No Twitter. No Instagram. No Snapchat. Clemson Tigers banned from social media during football season: http://t.co/HMvzC6fw2J — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 15, 2015 In the wake of such a development — which is hardly new, by the way — what emerges is a reinforcement of the belief among several coaches that shutting...
Via The Student Section
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson Steps Up To Lead Team In Tigerjacks

The Clemson Tigers are definitely going to have their hands full this season. Two of the biggest road games will land the Tigers down in Miami to take on an improving Hurricanes team and of course in Columbia to face Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers are looking to build off of a 10-3 season last year, but there is no more Jameis Winston to have to scheme for...
Via Gamedayr
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Supermarket goes all out supporting Clemson

A South Carolina supermarket was not shy in showing its support for the Clemson Tigers football team as a local Bi-Lo got super creative with its stack of Orange Crush Soda cans. The supermarket took time and creatively arranged the cans to form the Tigers paw logo. Well done. The Tigers will play their season opener on Sept. 5 when they host Wofford. (h/t College Spun)
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers Unveil New “Coming Soon” Hype Video

The Clemson Tigers and their fans are pumped for the college football season, but this hype video will get them even more excited.
Via Gamedayr
24 days ago  |  Discuss

This Clemson Hype Video Will Get Tigers Fans Amped For 2015

Much to the chagrin of Florida State fans, the Clemson Tigers have been predicted by many, including the media, to win the ACC in 2015. If star quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, those predictions just may turn out to be right.  Earlier this offseason, a YouTube user named @joemac413 put out an incredible four-minute hype video to tease the 2015 for fans. It’ll have...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: Tigers ranked 12th in preseason polls

College football season is officially within reach as the preseason polls were released on Thursday, and the Clemson Tigers have been ranked at the number 12 spot. Of course preseason polls don’t hold as much value as postseason rankings, but it’s still a beautiful sight for Clemson football fans to see their team in the top fifteen. It’s certainly not a surprise to see the...
Via isportsweb.com
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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