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South Carolina makes Clemson work to maintain stature

South Carolina makes Clemson work to maintain stature

Rivalry football in college is alive and well in the state of South Carolina, but Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson may pay for it.The Tigers remained unbeaten and no doubt among the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings, if not No. 1 when Tuesday’s updated...

Swinney could use Spurrier humor this week

Swinney could use Spurrier humor this week

Where’s that wise guy Steve Spurrier when you need him?Clemson coach Dabo Swinney could have used Spurrier as a distraction this week with his No. 1-ranked Tigers (11-0) a heavy favorite over South Carolina (3-8) Saturday in Columbia. The Head Ball Coach, who beat Clemson five...

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

We have plenty to be thankful about as college football fans, especially now that we’re in the era of the college football playoff (CFP)The anticipation leading up to the reveal of the initial rankings was palpable and each week since, the ups and downs of the weekly release have...

Clemson needs to pummel Wake Forest

Clemson needs to pummel Wake Forest

You can count on Clemson rolling up big numbers against Wake Forest Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The reasons are simple:On Oct. 3, Clemson was fortunate to survive a Notre Dame comeback with a 24-22 victory in the rain at home. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U...

Clemson survives Syracuse on a day of partity

Clemson survives Syracuse on a day of partity

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said it all about the age of parity in college football during post-game remarks that followed escaping upset-minded Syracuse.“It’s not a beauty pageant,” he said of the 34-27 victory Saturday at the Carrier Dome. “That’s la-la land. This is football....

North Carolina could be tough foe for Clemson

North Carolina could be tough foe for Clemson

So this is what Kenan Stadium with a 63,000-seat sellout looks like once the North Carolina’s fan base waits until basketball season to move onto the winter sport.So this is what Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams can do when the 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior erases self-doubts...

Clemson can mention national title above whisper

Clemson can mention national title above whisper

The victories Clemson continues to ring up this year are sounding like 1981. It may be safe now to talk about a national title season above a nervous whisper.As any Clemson fan knows, there has been no season like 1981 in the South Carolina school’s history. That was the year the...

Swinney is taking Clemsoning the wrong way

Swinney is taking Clemsoning the wrong way

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has it all backward. He should be embracing “Clemsoning.”Think of it this way, Dabo. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

A popular topic of discussion on Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference call was a topical SEC coach, Steve Spurrier.Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney responded to questions about his decision Monday to resign from coaching the...

Clemson climbs another hill in change of direction

Clemson climbs another hill in change of direction

Clemson’s home game tradition calls for the Tigers to assemble at the east end of Memorial Stadium atop “The Hill.” They touch “Howard’s Rock” for good luck and run down the hill for what famed broadcaster Brent Musberger once said was “the Most exciting 25 seconds in college...