Dec 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (50) celebrates with safety Jonathan Meeks (5) after a sack in the first half against the LSU Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers Links - July 23rd, 2014

Good evening, Clemson fans. Here are the Clemson Tigers links for July 23rd, 2014.

The Clemson athletics department hired former Yale athletics administrator Natalie Gonzalez as their new Senior Woman Administrator.

The school announced Gonzalez’s position Wednesday. She had spent the past six years at the Ivy League school where she oversaw football, men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s fencing programs.

The same trio of Clemson Tigers to be named to most of the award watch lists for defensive players–Vic Beasley, Stephone Anthony, and Grady Jarrett–were all named preseason first-team All-ACC.

Clemson led all ACC teams with the three defensive selections. Florida State had the most overall selections to the team with nine. The Seminoles are the preseason favorite to win the ACC and the Atlantic Division, while Clemson was chosen second in the Atlantic Division.

Saturday Blitz analyzed the “War of Words” between Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

These now might be the two most entertaining coaches in college football. And they’re a generation apart. But as they continue to coach in the same state and remain in-state rivals, national powers, and fight for conference pride, this rivalry could only get better as time goes on.

Speaking of the verbal sparring between Swinney and Spurrier, Bleacher Report has the best quotes from ACC Media Days, and Swinney is prominently featured.

It’s clear that both coaches are going to keep the back and forth going for a while, but the jabs have really put this rivalry on the map. While Clemson-Carolina hasn’t been the best rivalry over a long period of time, there hasn’t been one much better the past few years. The jabs are done in good fun, though, as Swinney pointed out that both have mutual respect for each other.

Tags: ACC Clemson Dabo Swinney Football Steve Spurrier

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