No surprise here. Deshaun has been great for years.
Make this season count, then.
As he should.
Not a real surprise, since Watson was the only QB in the Heisman finals. That said, it is well deserved.
Good to see Deshaun on the list. I think people have already decided that Henry is going to get the award, but I’m glad to see that Deshaun (at least) gets to attend.
This game was a lot closer than I would have liked, but Clemson ended up with the win (and Deshaun definitely [earned his helmet sticker](http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/121586/acc-week-13-helmet-stickers-deshaun-watson-leads-clemson-again)). Now comes North Carolina on Saturday, and I could not be more scared for how that game will play out.
I didn’t see any of this (I was busy shooting a wedding for [Kivus & Camera](http://kivusandcamera.com)), but the “reviews” seemed to be mixed. Some people say it’s a positive sign that Clemson could win when they didn’t play that well, but others say it just proves that Clemson’s not very good. I guess we’ll find out next week.
Pretty cool story of how Watson grew up in a Habitat for Humanity house and then spent time this year building another one for someone else to grow up in.
College football starts tonight, so take one last look at some of the Grantland preview coverage to bone up. (I especially like Matt Hinton’s pick of Clemson in the playoff and Deshaun Watson as the Heisman winner.)
> For Clemson to make a playoff run in 2015, it’s all going to have to keep happening, and in a hurry. This year’s offense will be a unit of less-than-familiar faces, and young ones. The Tigers’ second-year quarterback will have to be a reliable constant in a sea of changes, starting1 with the loss of most of the offensive line. Last season’s top running back is another young’n, sophomore Wayne Gallman. Along with Artavis Scott and 1,000-yard receiver Mike Williams, the squad is welcoming an incoming armada of talent at receiver, including one five-star prospect I want to mention simply because his name is Ray-Ray McCloud. The guy who’s supposed to be responsible for Clemson’s kicks and punts, Ammon Lakip, will serve a three-game suspension2 to open the season; two redshirt freshmen are competing to serve in his stead.
It’s another yea with kind of high expectations on the Tigers. Since so much hangs on Watson staying healthy, however, I am especially nervous about this season.
A No. 9 ranking isn’t too bad. Of course, everything hinges on Watson staying healthy and, for now, [Watson himself isn’t too concerned](http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/84336/injury-bug-isnt-nagging-clemsons-deshaun-watson).
Lots of buzz about Clemson going into this season. I really hope Watson can stay healthy.
Excellent piece by Dan Wolken about Watson’s rehab, come back, and expectations. I *really* hope he can stay healthy.
This video is intense. It also gives me another opportunity to say that I *really* hope Watson can stay healthy this year.
Good. I don’t want to see him rush back and hurt himself again.
I really hope Watson can stay healthy this year. It would be sad if he turned out to be another Clemson star that was snake-bitten by injuries.[^f3124]
[^f3124]: *See* Spiller, C.J.
But all Clemson fans really wants to know is: who is starting against South Carolina?
I’m torn on this. On one hand, I want to beat the Gamecocks, but, on the other, I don’t want to risk Watson’s future for it.