CLEMSON’S TOP WIDE RECEIVER COULD MISS ENTIRE 2015 SEASON
|| By FITSNEWS || On the one hand, Mike Williams can move his arms. And his legs. Which is good news …
The bad news? The junior wide receiver for Clemson University’s twelfth-ranked football team won’t be on the field anytime in the near future – depriving the Tigers of one of their most potent offensive weapons.
Williams’ slammed into the goal post in the east end zone after making a leaping touchdown catch during the first quarter of the Tigers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) 49-10 victory over Wofford. According to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, he sustained a “small fracture” to the neck.
“We received the results from the MRI and he has a small fracture,” said Swinney. “Mike is doing well, he can walk and will be at class tomorrow. He will wear a brace and will be reevaluated again in about six weeks. I can’t say how long he will be out. He might not be able to play the rest of this year. We will just have to see how it heals.”
Williams’ catch was originally ruled an incomplete pass out of bounds – but replays clearly showed him touching down in bounds prior to careening into the padded goal post neck-first. He waved to the 81,000-plus fans in attendance as he was carted off the field by Clemson trainers.
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“We are very thankful that the overall prognosis is good that he will be able to play again at some point,” Swinney added. “I can’t say enough about our medical staff. They did a great job through the entire process.”
A 6-foot-4, 210-pound wideout from Vance, S.C. (Lake Marion High School), Williams led the Tigers with 57 receptions for 1,030 yards last year. He was one of several Tigers selected as first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference performers.
“Mike is hard to replace because of his experience and his talent,” Swinney said. “But we cross train receivers and it will give other talented players an opportunity.”
Indeed it will …
In fact one of those “other talented players” – true freshman wide receiver Ray Ray McCloud – hauled in eight passes for 80 yards in making his collegiate debut against Wofford.
Clemson hosts Appalachian State of the Sun Belt Conference next Saturday (September 12) at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Five days later the Tigers make their first road trip of the 2015 season when they travel to Louisville, Kentucky for a Thursday night game against the Louisville Cardinals.
If classless Dabo thinks he needs him, that ass clown will risk his life and make him play
What difference does it make!
The Big 10 stinks. That’s according to the Big 10 Network and before Marshall beat Purdue.
I thought Michigan was the best team as that is what the talking heads seemed to indicate with their incessant chatter preseason about Harbaugh. How can they lose with him as coach?
Minnesota lost to #2 TCU by 6. Guess that tells us how weak everybody else outside the SEC is.
Dabo is a traitor like Haley.Haley surrendered to the race hustlers and took the confederate flag down.Dabo surrendered his faith when they came after him for being a Christian.
Believing in losers appears to be your thing.
You can’t find anyone who agrees with your opinion of Dabo, who will put their real name behind it. Some claim he was too vocal about his faith. Their is plenty of criticism of Urban Meyer’s faith.
lol…I find the entire Dabo era to be hilarious. He clearly stabbed Bowden in the back as a testimony of his Christian faith.
Haley claims to be a Christian to get elected and then when she doesn’t need those voters that overlooked her personal and professional failings, renders them racists/bigots to further her national political ambitions.
They deserve each other.
Dabo 1 Meyer 0. I thought the OB was hilarious also. How much hilarity was it for Braxton Miller?
Find out tonight when THE Ohio State University begins another run toward the National Championship.
Be like watching an NFL team even with 5 starters suspended.Unlike Clemson, we make em go to class in Columbus.
And who was put on three year suspension? O S You!!!!
You BOYS are sore LOSERS! Both Buckeye buses broke down on the way to the stadium.
Thank God the Bucks only need ONE of em! :)
Thumper. THE Bucks are playing without the most dominant def. player in the country-Joey Bosa and 3 offensive starters.
Bucknut has white knuckles. OSU 14 – VT 17 half time.
So far you got the VT 17 part right.
Of Clemson vs OSU or South Carolina vs OSU? Until you can beat a team from SC, go back to nut land.
Maurice Claret (if that is the correct spelling) says Hi! Do OSU players get extra credit for free tats?
‘tats’ are okay if they are of mom! Maurice is GODLY man that won a National Championship!
He defeated the Grey Goose AND U of Miami!!!! God loves him!
A POS who never met a profanity he hasn’t thrown during his sideline rants. He’s a snake oil salesman and it’s well known that there is a lot of resentment among coaches and administrators at KKKow college.
I think Dabo’s behavior after being stopped for doing 63 in a 35 showed his true colors, and they were not pretty. It’s people like him that constantly talk and brag about God and religion and how they live the holy lifestyle that you really need to watch out for. They are usually the most crooked people you will find.
Well known? And your direct sources are?
I’ll keep Dabo, You can hang onto the drunk.
You are going to laugh yourself to death over the next five years. That senile old man will be sitting in the club house telling everyone what he did at Florida. He won’t be able to swing a club.
Don’t worry hoss, Dabo will not need him this year or the nex5.
did someone hit a nerve there “hoss”? You know you wont win this year anyway, so I guess he wont need him. But Dabo would put him in jeopardy to try to get the win and you know it. NO CLASS lol
Dabo is going to put something on your ass that turpentine won’t take off and old man will retire to Florida
yeah, because it only took him 5 years in between his only wins to do it a 2nd time. I guess in 5 years maybe
I’m still wondering if Deshaun Watson has been disciplined for stupidly leading Williams into the goal post like that?
We all KNOW that Dabo’s career, and any hopes Clemson has, ride on their belief in Watson. He’s their magic bullet they think. Without him, I think mentally Clemson collapses.
I know the schedule is D-2 level, but if they lose their confidence with Watson gone, Clemson is cooked, and likely equal to the rest of the ACC.
I’d hate to be hanging on such a thin string.
You a classless, T. Lawrence of 162 Saints Creek Lane in Irmo, SC
Damn.FitsNews is ‘outing’ bloggers now?
Relax. It’s just another name he stole like Emily Peterkin. BigT is really stupid, but not enough to actually out himself.
Where does Flip live?
In YOUR fucking mind, pussy.
Outside New Philadephia OH
Rocky that is just where I keep my server.I live in Summerville.
When you wipe your server clean, do you 409 Orang Scent or just plain blue Windex:)
Is that what he stashes his gay porn in? Or are we talking about the girl who brings him coffee at Waffle House?
Dude… Too far man.
I know GT, FSU and ND are D-2 level, who else? SCAR?
So you named the ONLY 3 ranked teams you play this year as your example? LOL too bad you will lose to ALL of them on your way to 5 losses this year. Good job dickweed. USC has 5 top 25 games already on schedule with a 6th coming after A&M enters the poll this week. Good luck against App st. I think after the win vs mighty Wofford followed by App st (assuming they don’t choke) they might cancel the season and claim Clemsux the greatest team to ever walk the earth. I know you guys do, too bad FSU still owns your conference causing you to only win it 1 time since 91. “Elite” status only for delusional Tater fans. LMAO!!!
Just think……on some SEC blog someone is downgrading there rivals schedule because they have that “cupcake” USC game on their schedule.
first id learn if its there or their before I would try to make fun of anyone dumbass, Id quit trying to credit what you actually wrote yourself on an SEC blog as someone actually said it Then I would go read FSU’s blogs. They laugh at Clemtech for thinking they are so good when the truth is they haven’t done shit since VT and FSU joined yet they keep thinking they are on the national stage all the time and are elite. After you lose to FSU, ND, GT @Miami, Louisville, and to USC we well see how bad you really are. LMAO
Of the 5 top 25 games that SCAR has on its schedule, is one of them Clemson?
GT, FSU, and ND beat their SEC opponents last season by scores of and 30-24, 24-19. and 31-28 respectively. Oh, and then Clemson beat USC by two touchdowns.
Hey Genius what does “GT, FSU, and ND beat their SEC opponents last season ” have to do anything when it also is quoted as saying they are the “the ONLY 3 ranked teams ” Clemsux plays this year? It already said they were good teams, just that they were the only ones Clemson plays, and then it goes on to say that Clemson will lose to all of them. Is reading comprehension not your bright spot there Sparky? It sucks to be you with that low IQ. But good job on the one win in the last 6 years! Tell us again about it 5 years from now when it might happen again
Hoss, you won’t get one win in the next 5 yr.s. An old senile coach that can;t recruit and can barely walk.
says the guy whose coach is 2 – 5 heads up with ours. He can still out coach your gay oppie taylor looking play caller
And , You never have owned yours and never will.
And you wont again either. but keep on talking about way back when
What will USCe do this weekend with out Mitch throwing incompletes?
USCe’s only conference championship – 1969 ACC championship
You don’t care, yet here you are AGAIN. At least hide the shame and admit you are a tater fan. If not you are just a pathetic troll (and what’s worse is you know it).
Clemson fans got too drunk on their win last year. It looks like being able to talk about Clemson beating Carolina without having to say “Remember when…” has gone to their heads.
So what you’re saying is “remember when” is Clemson’s version of USCe’s “wait ’til next year”.
You know damn well its Clemson that is the one saying “wait till next year”. There are tons and tons of video showing Dabo saying it, and saying they were “just 1 or 2 plays away from winning a National Title”. Hell Clemson has been saying wait till next year since 1991 when FSU joined the conference and Clemson couldn’t win anymore, all the while trying to claim the are “elite” while talking about things that happened way back including before Regan was even president. LMAO!!!! They wills ay it again this year too after losing 5-6 games. Good luck with App st this week!! When you go to Louisville you wont come back with a win. And yes as much as you deny it, you really are a tater fan, but just to shy to ashamed it (I would be too if I were)
I would be ashamed to be a cock fan.
no, you need to be ashamed you are a “pussy” that takes the cock up the ass
That was a real Tebow through – eh?
He didn’t lead him into anything. Williams was shoved into the post.
True, Watson is the engine of the offense and if he were to go out I’m not entirely sure how the Tigers would fare. But the dirt peckers have their own problems to worry about.
Big problems. too
I hope Williams will be OK.
Clemson will miss him, they have a tough schedule ahead of them.
For the A-She-She aka the All Cupcake Conference it’s a difficult schedule.
Says the bottom ranked team from the SEC Least Division.
To be on the ropes by the likes of the Tarheels is not something to brag about. We’ll see you in November my good man.
For a Clemson fan you sure do sound like you are Cocky.
Don’t forget that Dabo’s Weenies had a “good” record in the ACC just to lose to us. I think Spurrier has Tajh Boyd’s jersey hanging in his office as a trophy.
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