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Hold Those Tigers (If You Can)

CLEMSON MAKING CASE FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BID So this Clemson University football team … you know, the one that was supposed to have all these question marks on defense … that was supposed to struggle without former offensive coordinator Chad Morris calling plays … that suffered from a rash…

CLEMSON MAKING CASE FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BID

So this Clemson University football team … you know, the one that was supposed to have all these question marks on defense … that was supposed to struggle without former offensive coordinator Chad Morris calling plays … that suffered from a rash of preseason injuries …

Yeah …

Somebody forgot to tell these Tigers that 2015 was a rebuilding year …

Clemson put a 58-0 thrashing on the University of Miami this weekend in Miami Gardens, Florida this weekend – dealing the “U” the worst loss in the ninety-year history of its storied program.

The Tigers’ blowout victory – combined with a Florida State loss to Georgia Tech – puts Clemson firmly in command of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Assuming the team runs the table (including a November 7 date with the Seminoles at Memorial Stadium), the Tigers should comfortably win a spot in the second annual college football playoff.

And based on the way Dabo Swinney‘s team is playing, don’t expect them to start losing once they get there …

As much as it pains us to say it (being lifelong fans of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks), truth is truth … Clemson is a legitimate national championship contender.

And anybody who says different is either blind, biased or not being honest with themselves ….

Deshaun Watson, Wayne Gallman and Artavis Scott are driving an offensive juggernaut that’s left Morris’ 2014 unit in the dust – while Shaq Lawson, Kevin Dodd and Mackenzie Alexander lead the No. 4 defense in the country.

That’s right – despite losing two of its 2014 starters to the first round of the NFL draft – Clemson’s defense is still ranked No. 4 in the nation.

Meanwhile Gallman and Watson are spearheading the nation’s No. 24 rushing offense – a vast improvement over last year’s ground game, which ranked No. 88 nationally.  That’s made it far easier for Watson to pick apart opposing secondaries, which he’s done en route to a 69.3 completion percentage and 157.1 quarterback rating.

On both sides of the ball, the Tigers are roaring …

The formula has been simple: Clemson has acquired talent (consistently out-recruiting its in-state rivals in Columbia, S.C.).  It has developed talent.  And now it is displaying talent … all over the field.

So hold those Tigers … if you can.

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93 comments

Scooter October 25, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Yawn. Clemson beat a team that hasn’t been good since Michael Jackson was still black. Let’s all claim them to be the best team ever. Clemsoning will happen soon enough, it always does

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MJ Fan - Pre-White, Post-Black October 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Ha! You know Scooter, I am a huge Clemson fan, but your time reference regarding MJ’s “transitional” period, was hilarious! He was the KOP, black and white.

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E Norma scok October 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Have the cocks ever beat any team by 58 points?

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Scooter October 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm

yes squishy, you can go look it up yourself but they have

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E Norma Scok October 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Say what? I’m not Squishy, sport…but if so..who was it?

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Scooter October 27, 2015 at 9:15 am

you can do your own looking but it did happen more than once and it was a team just as good (or bad) as Miami. Go look for yourself and yes you are Squishy

Midgets jerking-off midgets October 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

LMAO..FITS is so fucking lockstep media predictable. You get an ACC win and you go orgasmic. I KNEW you’d jerk-off over this win. Dumbass.

You play Fucking little league football, you stupid fuck. Half those teams have quit before they walk onto the field. GT Tech – bottom of the barrel – beat your BEST team.

And Golden is the MOST FIRED coach in NCAA football. Those players know it, and did not give a shit. That’s the ACC for you. A no account conference, where nobody really cares.

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Sarah Failin October 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Football envy, Big T! Next time I see your blue truck in Irmo, I’m going to run you off the road. It’s where you belong.

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E Norma Scok October 26, 2015 at 8:25 pm

Riding on the conference coattails, Tango?

Who really gives a shit? You think the other members of the SEC care about the cellar dweller Cocks?

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Clemsoning is Coming October 25, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Time to comence the Clemsoning.

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Bible Thumper October 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm

This Clemson team is better than the teams that beat. LSU, Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It’s even better than the team that beat Notre Dame earlier this year. If they stay healthy, they will be a contender.

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Pete October 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

And you pay a coach who isn’t coaching…that’s how brilliant you are.

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Bible Thumper October 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Yes It’s the South Carolina Gamecocks who are the still paying a coach that quit weeks ago. How brilliant is that?

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Pete October 26, 2015 at 6:13 am

Who would ever take a coaching job with Spurrier still in town?
What tf are they thinking? Or are they?

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Superfly October 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

You paid Bowden to not coach…..for 4.5 years. 4.5 > .5

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm

We paid him to not coach for a lot longer than 4.5 years, Chief.

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I must admit that made me laugh TBG. +10

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Thomas October 26, 2015 at 3:46 am

“Smash Mouth” football? Is that how they describe it? Whatever they call it, Clemson Tigers are kicking ass on the football field. I certainly hope this is not a resume builder for Coach Swinney to take a job in the SEC. And the “Tiger Walk” is just as ostentatious as Columbia’s (why trash South Carolina’s name any more than it already is? (if this is possible [thanks Gowdy and Graham]) football team’s 2001 entrance. Clemson is poised to run the table in the ACC and get in the fight for the National Championship at #3. Awesome.

I believe

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Bible Thumper October 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Now that Will Folks has admitted that “Clemson is a legitimate national championship contender.”, maybe he could somehow bring himself to the realization that Nikki Haley is one of the best governors in the country.

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Drink the Kool Aid October 26, 2015 at 5:52 am

if you actually believe that there really is no hope for you…

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Speak D Truth October 25, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Clemson has 2 games left against teams with a winning record. A mediocre NC State Team and a FSU team that proved they were overrated yesterday.

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Bible Thumper October 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Sounds like a perfect path to the playoffs for Clemson.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm

N.C. State is 5-2. FSU lost but so did Utah against USC. Both lines in my opinion were very interesting. FSU at -6 and Utah at +3.5 and both turned out to be wrong but still Vegas saw those two teams could be in some trouble and they were.
Clemson just needs to keep winning. Doesn’t matter who we play to close out the regular season as we have no control over that or how good/bad those teams are. Whether it’s by 2 points or by 58…just gotta keep winning.

Personally, I am looking forward to closing out the regular season against an SEC opponent and I hope we can get a date in the natty game against the best the SEC has to offer.

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TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm

If you get to the playoff…I see another 70-33 Ass-whippin’….and we can all laugh our asses off at oyu…like you deserve.

The ACC should NOT BE ALLOWED into the Playoff. Too easy, too weak.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 25, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Ah yes…and how many SEC Conf. titles have the coots won? How many BCS bowls have the coots won?

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CNSYD October 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Never mind how many BCS bowls USCe has won, how many have they even played in?

Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 9:47 am

Hey now, they won an ACC championship in 1969, they’re still a powerhouse team.

Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

if that is all it takes to be a powerhouse why laugh at USC for playing UCF? UCF has as many BCS wins as Clemson does and more conference titles since 1991.

mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

Neither should anyone from the SEC East.

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Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 9:46 am

Laughing from home???

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dansheridan October 27, 2015 at 1:54 am

utah line was def. “off” ga tech was about right. fla st was only faored by 8 at boston college. ga tech tough at home.

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TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm

That is D TRUTH. As long as the schedule is weak, Clemson cruises.

It’s why Clemson’s OOC games are Coastal and Wofford. Keep it easy…

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CNSYD October 25, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Clemson sure is glad they don’t play national powers like UCF and Citadel.

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TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 11:47 pm

You can always use the lowest common denominator…

But you forget about the CONFERENCE games when comparing…idiot…And you and I both know what would happen if you had to play LSU…You’d get your ass handed to you…and you’re a Dumbass, if you deny that…

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mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 9:03 am

Kentucky? Vandy?

SEC! SEC! October 26, 2015 at 10:22 am

Arkansas? Mizzou? Powerhouses, all.

mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

Seriously. And, all this LSU & Bama talk… they don’t even freaking play LSU or Bama.

https://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/ranking/schedule-strength-by-other

Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Didn’t you just brag about winning 1 BSC game and because of that you are a good program? If that is what it takes to be a “national powerhouse”, UCF won 1 as well, so you kind of just collapsed your own argument on itself because by your definition they would be one too. By the way App St and Wofford say HI!

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CNSYD October 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

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Nölff October 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

i just lol’d from that.

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mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 9:09 am

There are only 3 ranked teams on your schedule, and one of them is us.

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mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

Depending on the poll, could be just 2. So stop embarrassing yourself with the scheduling nonsense.

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E Norma scok October 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Lulz..and USC.

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Scooter October 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

wow, you posted this at exactly the same time as Squishy did for another comment (1 minute apart). what a coincidence you would both be one at the same time, oh wait its not, everyone knows you are both the same with multiple screen names.

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E Norma Scok October 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

No..I don’t think ANYONE knows that. I certainly don’t. At least we know who was talking all that bullshit about “coping mechanisms” above.

And how could I post at the exact same time someone else did..if bother posters were me?

Scooter October 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

” (1 minute apart). ” I guess you cant read. But keep posting under all those different names to act like you aren’t really Squishy

Scooter October 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm

CLEMSON can’t help that S Car is sorry.

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Tigertony October 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Best SC team in football, best engineering college and research computing facilities, best genomics and agricultural research facilities and faculty -the flagship is not even a contender anymore. Ya suck!

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Facrebel October 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm

But we have the nicest alumni center, and the best shower facilities, a business school with a bid Darla painting in it and our new law school is going to sooooo pretty.

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mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 9:02 am

They hate us, cause they ain’t us.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 25, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Tigers now ranked #3…and ahead of unbeaten LSU…

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TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Lord I wish Clemson had to play LSU, Bama, Mich St. or even TCU….They’d rip your asshole so apart…you wouldn’t exist anymore. LMAO…but it’ll NEVER happen..all Dabo wants play is the WEAK ACC teams, and Coastal. If he strayed, he’d get his ass kicked…and he knows it.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm

We’ve got an SEC opponent on our docket for Nov. 28th. We’ll see how the Tigers do against them.

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Elfego October 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Clemson’s poor judgment like you show normally screws them as bad as Carolina’s. Keep spouting off. As hard as I try to pull for Clemson a$$holes normally rear their ugly heads.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Poor judgement? You lot are continuing to pay a coach who straight up quit on your team half way through the season. Not only is he getting paychecks, he is still hanging around the university like a bad fart smell to remind you of the fact you’re paying a quitter to do nothing but interfere with new coach.

You can’t make this stuff up.

TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

That coach kicked your fucking ass, and the man you call god-Dabo, FIVE years in a row..while you paid your god-Dabo millions…to LOSE…

For that, I’d pay Spurrier 10 more years…I’m still laughing my ass off as you shit your pants, while Spurrier kicked your fucking teeth in…Hahahahah…Dumbass.

Lamecocks October 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Why is it that all Gamecocks can ever point to is what they did in the distant past or the eternal “wait till next year” cry.

Suck it up and put your big boy pants on, you got your hat handed to you last year and this year ain’t looking good either.

TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 11:44 pm

LMAO…A Tater fan whining about dwelling on History…CLASSIC!!!!…PRICELESS…

You’re joking right??…LMAO…

Braggin' Rights October 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

Braggin’ rights belong to the Tigers at the moment…how much more recent do you want.

Penny Pemrose November 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Lets talk about History…….Clemson beat Carolina 7 years in a row. We have 5 years in row twice…..and so many 4 in row I quit counting. In the time you were in the ACC you won 1 title. During that time Clemson won 7 playing against the same teams. Carolina left because the standards were to high for entrance exams. Look it up.

Scooter October 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm

“Why is it that all Gamecocks can ever point to is what they did in the distant past or the eternal “wait till next year” cry.”
A Clemsux fan just said that? All this talk about “history” from Tater nation and they haven’t done shit since the 80’s?
I think there is a picture of the assclown in Webster’s dictionary nest to the definition of “Retard”

Shazaam October 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm

So, if we haven’t done anything since the 80’s, the shamecocks haven’t done anything since the…ummmm, the ummmmm, well, NEVER! Oh I forgot, you did play for the SEC title, and lost… Yawn, I am bored proving your idiocy, that was too simple…

Scooter October 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Awwww. Bless your little heart. You think you did something. Yawn. Go check again.

Shazaam October 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Check what? That you lost the sec title game? That you have never been a consistent winner, establishing a strong program of excellence? That you are spouting idiocy? I think these are all givens.

mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 9:02 am

scoreboard

Scooter October 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm

He ran their program into a ditch and then bailed. LMAO

Penny Pemrose November 2, 2015 at 10:16 pm

And where is Carolina ranked…..? Hey you fucking asshole Answer the Fucking Question? You coach quit to save his record. You team sucked when it was in the ACC, and you still suck in the SEC. Carolina can’t win in any conference they’re in. Oh Hey if The Old Ball Sack was so good why did he quit in mid season.

west_rhino October 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

You mean what a reporter called “Clemsoning?” There’s time in the season for hubris to fold under a brutem fulmer,

Elfego October 25, 2015 at 8:27 pm

Clemson has the best team in the nation if they keep their head and intensity but I agree with your assessment on playing in the SEC. This team would still be a big winner there just not unbeaten.

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mamatiger92 October 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

I wish y’all did too.

You realize that SCAR doesn’t play any of those teams either, right?

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Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 9:42 am

So you’re saying you wish Clemson would experience what USCe has and likely will experience for the next several years.

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Slartibartfast October 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Congratulations to all my Clemson friends. TBG & Shifty know I am sincere.. and how hard it is for me to say that.

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TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 8:08 pm

Al Golden got FIRED today. Lose to Clemson, it’s such an embarrassment, you get FIRED on the spot.
Clemsoning to Clemson. LMAO…The ultimate collapse of a program.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm

John Cooper says “Hi.”

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TARevolution October 25, 2015 at 11:43 pm

It’s that who you’re going to hire?

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Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

What does it mean when your legendary head coach quits before even playing Clemson?

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shifty henry October 26, 2015 at 9:02 am

Does anyone know if Spurrier is staying involved with the team in any way ?

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Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 9:40 am

Apparently he’s keeping his office at the stadium, his plan is to slowly clean out his office while collecting the $900,000 remaining salary.

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shifty henry October 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

Sorta’ reminds me of this story ***
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During the economy crisis in Greece two local businessmen chat:

– Do you pay for your employees?
– Nope, haven’t paid them for months.
– But they still come to work, don’t they?
– Yes, they do.
– Mine come too. We should try charging them for coming in.

After a month they meet again:

– So, did anything change after you charged your employees for coming to work? Are they still coming?
– Yes, but these assholes are trying to save money!!
– How is that?
– Now they come on Monday and leave on Friday!

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shifty henry October 26, 2015 at 10:20 am

The Gamecocks are watching the video of the Clemson/Miami game: At the bottom of the screen is a disclaimer — “The above stunts are performed by trained professionals under controlled environments.”

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Nölff October 26, 2015 at 11:37 am

I was a Clemson fan before it was cool.

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Scooter October 26, 2015 at 12:26 pm

it has never been cool and neither are you

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Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Any worse than being a fan of a team that’s non-competitive in it’s conference, lower-middle of the division and a perennial .500 team?

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Scooter October 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm

or lying about being a D2 basketball player and still to embarrassed to admit he really is a Clemson fan

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Squishy123 October 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Why would I lie about being a D2 basketball player? That’s like lying about being a USCe riding the pine baseball player back when the only fans who showed up were girlfriends and parents.

E Norma Scok October 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Well you lie because you are only as tall as a midget, and USC wouldn’t let you play for lack of skill, and also blatant racist attitudes, so you come one here for no reason other than to hate on who didn’t want you. Its your coping mechanism.

The real E Norma Scok October 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm

To prove this was an imposter..would I ever say “coping mechanism”?

The real E Norma Scok October 27, 2015 at 11:42 am

that’s because you are too stupid to know what it means

Nölff October 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Clemson is cooler than cool. Ice cold alrightalrightalright alright

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sheesh October 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm

clempsun will always be a cow college. although i did love the ass kicking they put on castros boys. that was nice . dabo will haul ass back to tuscaloosa when sabin bolts. none of these clowns are coaches their overpaid babysitters. get a life people . lunatics running asylum

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E Norma Scok October 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Never been to Clemson,. have you?

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Penny Pemrose November 1, 2015 at 9:15 pm

I’ll make it really simple…..Clemson is ranked 3 in the country. Where is Carolina ranked.

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