All posts tagged clemson

→ Clemson’s Dabo Swinney gets 8-year extension worth over $50 million

Winning national titles gets you paid.

→ Dr. Saturday’s 2017 Top 25 Countdown: No. 6 Clemson

It’s almost time!

→ How Clemson saved $1 million in coaches’ bonuses

Very smart, guys. Well done.

→ Clemson Softball Provides New Direction for Clemson Athletics to Grow

I probably would have gone to a game or two if this were around when I was there.

→ Clemson adds National Championship over Alabama to football graveyard

I love it.

→ Twitter reactions to Deshaun Watson’s combine performance

No surprise here. Deshaun has been great for years.

Clemson’s 2017 Football Schedule

Though I’m still basking in the glow of Clemson’s national title victory), Clemson’s 2017 schedule has been released. After a warm-up on September 2nd against Kent State, Clemson’s welcomes Auburn on September 9th (which should give us a good idea of the 2017 Tigers).

Clemon’s ACC opener comes next and its against Louisville on September 16. This is kind of a bummer since it doesn’t give Clemson much time to adjust to life without Deshuan Watson. (As a side note, Louisville plays Carolina the week before.)

Major remaining games include at Virginia Tech on September 30, home against Florida State on November 11, and at South Carolina on November 25th.

Should be an interesting year.

→ Clemson’s Watson, Gallman and others ‘planning on moving on’ to NFL in 2017

Make this season count, then.

→ Missed FG helps No. 3 Clemson survive scare from NC State

I still can’t believe this game ended like it did. At least Clemson came out with the W.

→ Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow Out with Broken Hand

Huge bummer. I hope he’s back for FSU.

→ Clemson QB Deshaun Watson takes out $5 million insurance policy

As he should.

→ Clemson picked to repeat as ACC champions

No pressure or anything.

→ Clemson won’t charge for student tickets in 2016

I think this was the right move. Good job, Clemson.

→ Clemson could charge for some student football tickets

Part of me likes the idea that you can get students who really want to go to football games to pay a little extra for better seats, but I feel like IPTAY already allowed that. Ultimately, not charging students to go to the games was a nice touch and I hope it stays that way.

→ Clemson claims consecutive top-25 wins for first time in 27 years

This doesn’t take away the sting of the national title game loss, but it’s nice the basketball team isn’t going to be dead last in the conference.

→ Clemson advances to the national title game, dominates Oklahoma in second half

The second was pretty fun to watch.

→ Dabo Swinney lived with his mom in college at Alabama and it made them closer

In case you need one more reason to root for Dabo.

→ Clemson faked a punt in the playoff vs Oklahoma and it blew college football’s mind

As this play was developing I screamed “I can’t believe this is happening again.” After the pass was completed, however, the whole feeling of the game changed.

→ Sooners talked early, but Clemson delivered final word in Orange Bowl

Oklahoma talked a lot before this game, so I quite enjoyed watching Clemson thump them. That said, I don’t think there is going to be a lot of talk from Alabama before the title game.

→ A quick look ahead to the Clemson-Alabama national championship

Clemson’s main goal is going to be stopping Henry, which is what Michigan State tried to do, but in doing so, it’s also going to have to put pressure on Coker. The Tigers actually executed this feat well against the Oklahoma offensive line. Clemson got a ton of pressure on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and sacked him five times. Mayfield, who has been an additional rushing threat for the Sooners at times this season, finished with 10 carries for minus-15 yards.

The previews of the game are already starting, and this one sounds about right.