Clemson resembling other Alabama school
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Clemson resembling other Alabama school

Tigers' defensive pressure dominates Auburn with 11 sacks

Photo: Dabo Swinney

Clemson’s color is orange rather than Alabama’s Crimson. And Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney is too likable and engaging to be confused with the grouchy coach of the Alabama Death Star.

But defending national champ Clemson sure is taking on other Alabama characteristics that can be compared to Nick Saban’s title teams


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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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