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Fuller vs. Watkins headlines ACC Greatest Player Tourney; R. Barber pulls upset

Virginia delivered one of the biggest upsets yet as first-round voting concluded in the ACC Gridiron LIVE Greatest Player Tournament, while the start of the second round sees a clash of Clemson greats past vs. not-too-distant past. The Cavaliers' Ronde Barber, the 14th seed in the defense's Bobby Dodd Region, knocked off third-seeded E.J. Henderson of Maryland to lead a set...
Via Fox Sports South
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

No. 22 Clemson hopes to upset No. 1 Florida State

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has seen too many underdog success stories to worry about what others think of his team's chances at top-ranked Florida State this week. Swinney said the 22nd-ranked Tigers (1-1) have practiced with confidence and urgency in prepping for the Seminoles (2-0), their Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and the perception they have...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: this defense is for real

The Bills look good. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s only two weeks into the season, but the Buffalo Bills sit atop the AFC East as one of only six teams who are 2-0 heading into a Monday night showdown between the Colts and Eagles. On a day where Bills fans were not only able to celebrate the tremendous strength of Jim Kelly and the fact that they’ll remain in Buffalo under...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bills Injury Update: Sammy Watkins should be OK for opener

Per media reports, Buffalo Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins should be ready and healthy for the Bills’ season opener against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 7. NFL.com reported the news on their website. According to the league, “NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Buffalo's first-round wide receiver came out of Thursday night's preseason loss to the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

After Georgia loss, Clemson is who we thought they were

Did Clemson’s 45-21 loss at Georgia surprise you? It shouldn’t have. If you’ve followed the blog or listened to the podcasts, we’ve told you all summer that Clemson lacked playmakers on offense. Would anyone step up? The answer is no. The Wide Receivers had their moments, but couldn’t consistently get open. The running backs were adequate, but hardly exceptional, and Cole...
Via SCACC Hoops
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia-Clemson: Five Things To Watch For

Defense, defense, defense. While LSU has been known for its defensive backs, Alabama for its running backs and Texas A&M for its offensive linemen, Georgia is becoming a solid program that delivers fine defensive players. That will become a huge component of the game between the Bulldogs and the Clemson Tigers.This isn't your ordinary Clemson offense, though. The Tigers are...
Via Football Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers 2014 Betting Odds

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Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

For better or worse: Clemson Tigers

The 2013 Clemson Tigers went 11-2 and finished ranked #8 in the country. They beat Georgia and Ohio State but they also lost to rival South Carolina (again) and got waxed by Florida State. Clemson loses Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins but they still have a lot of talent and they have top notch coaches on both sides of the football. Will they be better or worse than they were last season...
Via College Football Zealots
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson offense on the clock this fall

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris is not about to let the Tigers' attack take a step backward, despite missing two record-setting playmakers from a year ago in receiver Sammy Watkins and quarterback Tajh Boyd. Morris has been bothered much of the offseason by what he sees as a lack of respect for an offense that averaged more than 40 points and 500...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Preseason Top 25: #18 Clemson Tigers

Overview Clemson figures to do a complete 180-degree turnaround from last year, where the offense led the way and the defense was second in importance. The dismissal of Chad Kelly made Cole Stoudt the starting QB by default. He has big shoes to fill with the graduation of Tajh Boyd, and he did well in a backup role last year. But can he produce consistently? Who he’s going to throw...
Via Standing O Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney allows billiards player to pocket ball off of his face

Since taking over for Tommy Bowden as Clemson’s head coach, Dabo Swinney has led the Tigers to six straight bowl games. Swinney has also helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back-to-back ten win seasons. With such success and current NFL players like Andre Ellington, C.J. Spiller, Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins and Dwayne Allen, the Tigers are slowly becoming one of the top college...
Via Down and Distance
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: This Clemson Hype Video Will Get You Fired Up For Tigers Football

It’s going to be a big year for Clemson football. The team lost its star quarterback and wide receiver in Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins, but the team still returns a ton of talent and expectations for the team are high. Clemson went 11-2 last year, and ended the campaign on a high note, upending Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, 40-35.  It will be tough to upend Florida State in the...
Via College Spun
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Swinney says Clemson won't slow down

Clemson's not slowing down, even without the offensive stars that made them go in receiver Sammy Watkins and quarterback Tajh Boyd. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday his team won't ease up on the attack that averaged better than 40 points and 500 yards for a second straight. Of course, he won't have Watkins and Boyd, the high-performance duo who took center stage...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: An outlook on the 2014 season

Clemson plays Florida State on September 20th. It is no secret that Clemson Football will be facing one of its more challenging seasons this upcoming fall. With playing both Georgia and Florida on the road very early in the season, and having to play ACC new comer Louisville right after back to back home games against North Carolina and North Carolina State, there is hardly room...
Via isportsweb.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Clemson Tweets Picture of Awesome New Cleats

The Clemson Tigers are coming off of a great season that saw them win 11 games and become the only team in South Carolina to win a BCS game. This coming season they have the tough task of replacing Sammy Watkins and Tajh Boyd--not easy.It appears that whoever does will be wearing some awesome new cleats.@ClemsonFB Loading...
Via FatManWriting
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson Unveils 2 New Nike Football Cleats In Custom Tigers Colors

Believe it or not, next month, we’ll all be watching college football games. As such, teams are starting to unveil the gear they’ll be wearing for the 2014 campaign. One such program is Clemson, which today, gave its followers a look at two new Nike cleats that its players will be wearing this fall. The two models – obviously altered to match Clemson’s orange color scheme...
Via College Spun
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: The best ACC stadium just got better

The Clemson football program is one that has been increasingly rising on the charts over the past couple of years due to growth and success with multiple seasons. Like all good programs, with growth comes expansion and renovation of facilities to ensure that the program keeps up with its competitors. Clemson has top-notch facilities for its football team, but keeping up with the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Guiton On Ohio State’s Clemson Loss: ‘If We Could’ve Stopped Sammy Watkins, Would’ve Won’

After 24 straight wins during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Ohio State’s most recent class of seniors ended their football careers with back-to-back defeats. One of those losses came to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game; the other to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.  One of those seniors, backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, is currently re-watching the 40-35 loss to the Tigers for...
Via College Spun
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: High school football camp recap

As the final session of coach Dabo Swinney’s 2014 high school football camp comes to a close, Clemson’s list of commitments for the 2015 class may be growing soon. The two sessions took place on June 9-11 and June 13-15, and they drew in crowds of talented recruits. This camp has traditionally marked the start of the flow of verbal commitments in previous seasons, but with this...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: Players in the NFL

First round draft pick Sammy Watkins running down the hill in Death Valley Head coach Dabo Swinney deserves a round of applause because as of now, 37 Clemson tigers are contracted in the NFL, 36 of which were coached by Swinney himself. In this year alone, five of those players were drafted and three were picked up as free agents. The players are distributed among 16 teams, and for...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Does it Pay to Play at Clemson?

Does it pay to play at Clemson?  Clemson is using a little creativity in its recruiting effort.  Recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott tweeted a flashy new poster pointing to how those receivers who have played at Clemson are getting paid at the next level?   The numbers are convincing: since the 2014 NFL draft, former Clemson wide receivers have signed NFL contracts totaling $31...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: New Buffalo Bills Receiver Sammy Watkins Visits Jim Kelly At The Hospital

The Bills paid a hefty price to land coveted Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who many think is the most pro-ready player that was available in the draft. We’re months away from seeing what Watkins can do on the NFL gridiron, but the early off-the-field returns have been positive. On one of his first days in Buffalo, Watkins went to go visit Bills great Jim Kelly, who is in...
Via College Spun
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins Thinks He’s Ready For Buffalo Winter From Time At Clemson

Newly-drafted Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is in for a rude awakening. Watkins grew up in South Florida and played for Clemson in South Carolina, so you would think that he would be bracing himself for the winter he’s about to spend in frigid Buffalo, N.Y. However, he seems to think he’s ready for it. “At Clemson, I saw a lot of snow this year,” Watkins said...
Via NESN.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Expected To Try And Trade WR Stevie Johnson

  Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo reiterates that the Bills could begin shopping veteran WR Stevie Johnson now that they’ve added Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Buscaglia reported Thursday that Buffalo would try to trade Johnson if they were to come away with a receiver. Buscaglia points out that the Bills have five receivers currently on their roster and will owe Johnson...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A about Sammy Watkins with @TNetRecruiting

Sammy Watkins is a Buffalo Bill. Duh. In probably the biggest draft day trade in Bills history, they are banking on him to change the game for the Bills’ offense. As how we normally do it here at the site whenever a new guy comes into town, I reached out to a writer who would have firsthand knowledge about what player X did at his old stomping grounds. We are joined by a writer...
Via Buffalo Wins
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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