Good News, Bad News For Mike Williams

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…


|| 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.

Here’s the play …

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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.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography


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no class act here September 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

If classless Dabo thinks he needs him, that ass clown will risk his life and make him play

Joe Bucknut September 7, 2015 at 10:35 am

What difference does it make!

Bible Thumper September 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

The Big 10 stinks. That’s according to the Big 10 Network and before Marshall beat Purdue.

CNSYD September 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

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?

Joe Bucknut September 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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.

Bible Thumper September 7, 2015 at 1:40 pm

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.

Joe Bucknut September 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

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.

CNSYD September 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Dabo 1 Meyer 0. I thought the OB was hilarious also. How much hilarity was it for Braxton Miller?

Joe Bucknut September 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

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.

Bible Thumper September 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

And who was put on three year suspension? O S You!!!!

Joe Bucknut September 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

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! :)

Joe Bucknut September 7, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Thumper. THE Bucks are playing without the most dominant def. player in the country-Joey Bosa and 3 offensive starters.


Bible Thumper September 7, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Bucknut has white knuckles. OSU 14 – VT 17 half time.

CNSYD September 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm

So far you got the VT 17 part right.

CYDUMMY September 7, 2015 at 11:11 pm


CNSYD September 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

Of Clemson vs OSU or South Carolina vs OSU? Until you can beat a team from SC, go back to nut land.

CNSYD September 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Maurice Claret (if that is the correct spelling) says Hi! Do OSU players get extra credit for free tats?

Joe Bucknut September 7, 2015 at 7:28 pm

‘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!

David D. September 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

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.

yaba daba doo doo September 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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.

CNSYD September 7, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Well known? And your direct sources are?

Scooter September 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm

I’ll keep Dabo, You can hang onto the drunk.

Scooter September 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

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.

Scooter September 7, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Don’t worry hoss, Dabo will not need him this year or the nex5.

scoot along jr, scoot along September 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

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

Scooter September 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

Dabo is going to put something on your ass that turpentine won’t take off and old man will retire to Florida

sure September 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

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

Clemson, a fragile program September 7, 2015 at 10:36 am

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.

BigT: A shitty person September 7, 2015 at 10:56 am

You a classless, T. Lawrence of 162 Saints Creek Lane in Irmo, SC

say what? September 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

Damn.FitsNews is ‘outing’ bloggers now?

No Pussy Blues September 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Relax. It’s just another name he stole like Emily Peterkin. BigT is really stupid, but not enough to actually out himself.

Damage Inc. September 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Where does Flip live?

flip's agent September 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm

In YOUR fucking mind, pussy.

Rocky Verdad September 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Outside New Philadephia OH

flip September 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Rocky that is just where I keep my server.I live in Summerville.

Rocky Verdad September 8, 2015 at 8:20 am

When you wipe your server clean, do you 409 Orang Scent or just plain blue Windex:)

Flip's Server September 8, 2015 at 8:34 am

Is that what he stashes his gay porn in? Or are we talking about the girl who brings him coffee at Waffle House?

Dox Droppers September 8, 2015 at 8:32 am

Dude… Too far man.

CNSYD September 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

I know GT, FSU and ND are D-2 level, who else? SCAR?

what a joke September 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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!!!

Scrappy September 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Just think……on some SEC blog someone is downgrading there rivals schedule because they have that “cupcake” USC game on their schedule.

Tater complex September 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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

CNSYD September 7, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Of the 5 top 25 games that SCAR has on its schedule, is one of them Clemson?

Sucks2BU September 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

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.

sucks to be wrong doesnt it? September 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

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

Scooter September 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

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.

thats a laugh September 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

says the guy whose coach is 2 – 5 heads up with ours. He can still out coach your gay oppie taylor looking play caller

Scooter September 8, 2015 at 11:29 am

And , You never have owned yours and never will.

still laughing at you September 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm

And you wont again either. but keep on talking about way back when

Squishy123 September 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

What will USCe do this weekend with out Mitch throwing incompletes?

USCe’s only conference championship – 1969 ACC championship

Trolling along September 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

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).

Rotten Taters September 8, 2015 at 8:30 am

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.

Squishy123 September 8, 2015 at 10:08 am

So what you’re saying is “remember when” is Clemson’s version of USCe’s “wait ’til next year”.

you are an idiot squishy September 8, 2015 at 11:15 am

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)

Scooter September 8, 2015 at 11:28 am

I would be ashamed to be a cock fan.

your are an idiot too September 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

no, you need to be ashamed you are a “pussy” that takes the cock up the ass

Rocky Verdad September 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

That was a real Tebow through – eh?

Limbaughsaphatkhunt September 7, 2015 at 11:11 pm

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.

Scooter September 8, 2015 at 11:34 am

Big problems. too

Scooter September 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

keep hoping

erneba September 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

I hope Williams will be OK.
Clemson will miss him, they have a tough schedule ahead of them.

#Soybeanwind September 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

For the A-She-She aka the All Cupcake Conference it’s a difficult schedule.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt September 7, 2015 at 11:08 pm

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.

Howard's Crock 'o Shit September 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

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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Crashing down around you September 7, 2015 at 4:47 pm

It’s Labor Day…And Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa…No wonder FITSNews – an alleged political website – would rather whine about Tom Brady or an already decimated Clemson team losing yet another player…

The Democrats are SERIOUSLY trying to draft the stupidest VP in the history of the US, because it looks so bad for Hillary.

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Biden sure called it about iran if we went in.

Iraq is different than Iran? September 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm

He thinks we went in to Iran? Hahahaha…….What’d I tell you about his level of intelligence?

Sandi Morals September 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm

These dumb asses will never disappoint. Oh my!
ALERT! With deportations of illegals from Latin America look for Obama to bring a flood of terrorists from Syria.

Democrats making US 3rd World September 7, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Obama could import all of South America, and still not find enough idiot voters to elect Hillary or Biden.

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