The Clemson Tigers held another scrimmage yesterday and Dabo Swinney was not exactly pleased with the results, writes Ed McGranahan at The State.
“If we’d played today, we’d have had our butts handed to us,” Swinney said. “No question, it wouldn’t have been close.”
“Just things that just weren’t smart,” he said. “And I didn’t think our coaches were smart today, either. (It’s) hard for me to expect more from the players.”
FanSided’s North Carolina site Keeping it Heel asks whether the Tar Heels can beat Clemson this year. I don’t think they really want the answer to that question.
North Carolina hasn’t won at Death Valley against the Clemson Tigers since 2001. That year, the Julius Peppers led Tar Heels beat Clemson 38-3 for their fifth straight victory. The Heels would finish that season with an 8-5 record and a Peach Bowl win against Auburn.
Fox Sports just released their preseason top 25. Clemson landed at No. 14.
How they replace Tajh Boyd at QB and Sammy Watkins at WR is the pressing question this fall, but coach Dabo Swinney doesn’t seem to be concerned with the turnover. He has two of the best coordinators in the country – Chad Morris on offense, Brent Venables on defense – and a fresh crop of talent. We’ll know more about Clemson after Week 3, when it has visited Georgia and FSU.
Athlon Sports ranked the best logos in college football and named Clemson’s No. 2.
There are tons of Tigers, Wildcats and Bulldogs in college sports but none use their mascot quite like Clemson. The Tiger Paw print is synonymous with Clemson athletics and is utterly simple but still edgy and creative.
Finally, Dabo challenged his team to a friendly game of billiards. Well, maybe it wasn’t too friendly…
Swinney is a hustler, man.