Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney (center) walks with the players prior to the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers Links - July 22nd, 2014

Good afternoon, Clemson fans. Rubbing the Rock is back in the office and ready to provide plenty of great Clemson Tigers content. To start off though, here are the Clemson Tigers links for July 22nd, 2014.

Clemson athletics reported 15 minor violations to the NCAA this year. Nothing to worry about though, there were no major violatons.

The violations cited included coaches and athletes in one sport receiving nearly $100 more on their NCAA championship per diem than allowed. Another violation described media members talking with prospects before the Florida State football game last October. A men’s soccer coach also resent a message on Twitter that included the social media name of a recruit.

SBNation previews the Clemson football opener with Georgia, calling it a match-up of “strength vs strength.”

If Stoudt and the Clemson passing game can find some weak spots in the Georgia secondary, then that and what’s likely to be a strong defensive effort should bring down the Dawgs. However, if Pruitt has Georgia’s defense playing sound, aggressive football, this opener could be a defensive struggle that contrasts strongly with last year’s shootout.

Dabo Swinney and Syracuse coach Scott Shafer have put last season’s notorious “F-bomb” incident” behind them.

But anyone hoping the incident would spill over into the 2014 season will sadly be disappointed. Shafer and Swinney have cleared the air and have even made light of the whole thing this offseason with their wives when they met in Amelia Island, Fla. earlier this spring for coaches meetings.

Despite the losses of Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins, and all the rest, Swinney is confident in his team heading into the 2014 season.

“We’re not going change what we do,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Monday at the ACC Kickoff. “From the naked eye, you’re not going to see much different at all.”

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