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Clemson makes Coach K case for rotations

Clemson makes Coach K case for rotations

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesWell, what did we learn from Duke’s surprising loss at Clemson?Perhaps the most revealing information was Duke’s 10-man rotation has been more than “coachspeak” from Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. The irony is Coach K has been doubted he...

Dabo insults his team with Alabama history

Dabo insults his team with Alabama history

“Notre Dame was 8-0 and ranked No. 1; the Spartans were 9-0 and ranked No. 2. Despite the fact that Alabama was also undefeated — and, in fact, would end the 1966 season as the only undefeated Division I team in the country — no one doubted that the winner of the Notre...

ACC playing up more than hoop and baseball

ACC playing up more than hoop and baseball

DURHAM, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference likes to capitalize on its basketball and basketball tournaments as a time highlight national prominence in the sports. It’s also a subtle method to overlook football’s second-class stature. Not anymore. Throughout the 2019 ACC...

Measuring Duke growth by national powers

Measuring Duke growth by national powers

On the long list of examples documenting Duke’s rebuilt football program under 11th-year head coach David Cutcliffe, add Saturday’s game at Clemson compared to the Blue Devils meeting Alabama in the 2010 season. That was Cutcliffe’s third year of his arduous task upon inheriting...

Clemson defensive line without challengers

Clemson defensive line without challengers

Dabo Swinney finds himself in the unique position of facing a quarterback battle between returning starter Kelly Bryant and a true freshman Trevor Lawrence, but the Clemson coach has no such distinctive challenges on the defensive line.He’s got four anchors in place as returning...

Swinney sends message into the offseason

Swinney sends message into the offseason

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney no longer hears questions about whether his Tigers can contend for the Atlantic Coast Conference title. Not after three straight trips to the College Football Playoff, topped by a national title in 2016. It’s understood Clemson is among the favorites...

Clemson and Bryant return to form

Clemson and Bryant return to form

The Clemson Tigers bounced back from its upset loss to Syracuse with a 24-10 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the rain Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.The Tigers, ranked No. 7 in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls,...

Clemson suffers first loss at Syracuse

Clemson suffers first loss at Syracuse

The Clemson Tigers’ unbeaten season came to a sudden end on Friday the 13th. The unranked Syracusescored on its first two possessions and upset the defending national champions 27-24 Friday night at the Carrier Dome.For the second straight week, the second-ranked Tigers...

Clemson overcomes Bryant ankle injury

Clemson overcomes Bryant ankle injury

Clemson reached the midpoint of the regular season unbeaten, but the Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Wake Forest was tougher to come by than previous wins.The second-ranked Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC Atlantic) won 28-14 over upstart Wake Forest (4-2, 0-2 ACC...

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Alabama North marches on.The Clemson Tigers continued to win, similar to Alabama’s dominating style, as the No. 2-ranked team traveled to Virginia Tech on Saturday and beat the No. 12 Hokies, 31-17. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports...