All posts tagged college football

→ 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 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.

→ 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.

→ Report: Charlie Strong out as Texas’ coach after the season

Paging Tom Herman. Mr. Herman.

→ Report: LSU fires head coach Les Miles, OC Cam Cameron

They clearly didn’t want to give him time to get people behind him again.

→ 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.

→ Report: Alabama grants release to Maurice Smith, SEC waiver approval awaits

You know that Saban is pissed about this (because he’s always pissed about something), but Bama finally did the right thing.

→ Clemson picked to repeat as ACC champions

No pressure or anything.

→ Big 12 now says it will immediately consider expansion candidates

And so it begins…again…

→ 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.

→ Report: Marcus Lattimore can’t have paid position at South Carolina

I have no love lost for South Carolina, but this is outrageous. The NCAA is a disgrace.

→ Awful CFP semifinal ratings show sport still lacks common sense

Dan Wetzel tears down College Football for having the playoff games on New Year’s Eve:

You move an event from a national holiday synonymous with the sport to the middle of a workday for many and this is what happens – ratings drop as much as 45 percent. Double that by placing a second game on a night with endless entertainment options and longstanding traditions and you’re completely spitting in the face of many of your fans.

I was one of those people who felt much less inclined to watch the various games on New Year’s Day after this. What other sport would put its bet games in a subpar time slot as a prelude to inferior games?

→ 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.