Clemson Rumors & News

  • Swinney says Clemson won't slow down

    Charlotte Observer "Clemson's not slowing down, even without the offensive stars that made them go in receiver Sammy Watkins and quarterback Tajh Boyd. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday his team won't ease up on the attack that averaged better than 40 points and 500 yards for a second straight. Of course, he..." July 17

  • Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly visits Alabama "Former Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly visited Alabama this weekend. Kelly, the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, posted a photo on his Facebook account from his unofficial visit to Alabama. He visited the school with a few of his East Mississippi Community College teammates,..." June 05

  • DE LaSamuel Davis Commits to Clemson

    Shakin The Southland "As expected, Bamberg-Ehrhard WDE LaSamuel Davis (6'4, 218, 4.68 40) committed to Clemson this afternoon. Davis had strong interest from NC State and UNC, and supposedly had offers from K-State, Florida, GT and Virginia Tech. Based on what I have heard, I'm skeptical of the offer from Florida and..." June 03

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Clemson adds 5th year quarterback to roster

    The State "With the loss of Chad Kelly, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and quarterbacks coach Chad Morris were in the market for more help at quarterback for this season. They have found their man in former Irmo quarterback David Olson (6-3 220) who just graduated from Stanford where he was a reserve for the..." May 01

  • JUCO ranks next up for booted Clemson QB

    College Football Talk "A couple of weeks after being unceremoniously and summarily dismissed by Clemson, Chad Kelly will drop to a much lower level of football in attempt to restart his collegiate playing career. East Mississippi Community College announced this past weekend that Kelly, the nephew of former Miami..." April 30

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney: 'Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program'

    The Post and Courier "After a week of the Freedom from Religion Foundation's filed complaint to Clemson University over the football program's faith-based culture capturing headlines, head coach Dabo Swinney released a response Tuesday morning. "Over the past week or two, there has been a lot of discussion of my..." April 23

  • Atheist group files complaint against Clemson football program 'entangled' in religion

    Raleigh News & Observer "One of the nation’s largest nonprofit groups for atheists and agnostics has launched a complaint against Clemson’s football program claiming the team is “entrenched” and “entangled” in religion. The complaint, filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and dated April 10, focuses on..." April 16

  • DT Gage Cervenka Commits to Clemson

    Shakin The Southland "Gage Cervenka (6'3 277, 4.9 40) a DT from Emerald HS in Greenwood SC, committed to Clemson today, just a couple weeks after receiving his offer. Cervenka has offers from NC State, WF, Miami, and Duke. I would not be surprised to see a few others decide to offer him as a courtesy at least,..." April 16

  • Dabo Swinney names Cole Stoudt as Clemson's starting QB "After spending three seasons backing up Tajh Boyd, Cole Stoudt has been named Clemson's starting quarterback for the 2014 season. Dabo Swinney made the news official on Tuesday, just one day after he announced the dismissal of redshirt sophomore Chad Kelly for "conduct detrimental to our..." April 15

  • Sammy Watkins likes Lions' offense "Watkins offered similar sentiments to at the NFL scouting combine in February, saying it would "be a blessing" to play opposite Johnson with the Lions. Watkins recently was projected as the No. 7 overall pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper's latest mock..." April 09

  • Clemson loses promising freshman QB for rest of spring practice

    College Football Talk "Prize Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson will miss the remainder of spring practice due to a “slight” crack in his collarbone, coach Dabo Swinney said on Monday. Swinney wasn’t sure when Watson was injured over the course of Clemson’s scrimmage, but said the injury won’t require surgery or affect..." April 08

  • Brandon Thomas tears ACL

    NFL Spinzone "Some sad news hit today, as ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that Clemson Tigers product Brandon Thomas tore his ACL last week while training, and it’s crushing to think that a draft prospect suffered an injury this severe just one month before the first day of the draft. It’s one thing to suffer an ACL..." April 07

  • Clemson WR Hopper (academics) out for remainder of spring practice "One of the challenges for Clemson in spring practice this year is replacing the playmakers that helped the Tigers field one of the most explosive offenses in the country. Wide receiver Germone Hopper, one of the players expected to compete for depth chart spots previously occupied by Sammy Watkins..." March 27

  • Clemson has countdown clocks for South Carolina game "Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier have been trading not-so-subtle barbs for the better part of three seasons now, and in the field of through-the-media sparring, Swinney has given about as good as he's got. The problem for Clemson 's coach has been in the field -- or rather, on the field -- of..." March 08

  • Clemson Pro Day won’t hurt Sammy Watkins or help Tajh Boyd

    Pro Football Talk "Clemson is hosting its Pro Day today, but it probably won’t do much to affect the draft stock of the team’s two biggest names. Sammy Watkins, Clemson’s star wide receiver, had a great college career and a great Combine and is a sure-thing high draft pick regardless of anything that happens at..." March 06

  • Clemson suspends four players for season opener against Georgia "Clemson will be without four players, including two returning starters, for the 2014 season opener at Georgia as a result of team rules violations. Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday that defensive end Corey Crawford, offensive lineman David Beasley, defensive back Garry Peters and offensive..." March 04

  • Another serious injury for Clemson RB Tyshon Dye

    The Post and Courier "The start of Tyshon Dye’s anticipated Clemson career will have to wait longer. Dye tore his Achilles tendon during a Tigers’ All In winter workout session (also known as ‘mat drills’) Friday morning, the school announced this afternoon. Dye redshirted the 2013 season while in recovery from..." February 27

  • ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019

    Charlotte Observer "The ACC’s football championship game will stay at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium at least through 2019, the league announced Monday. The six-year extension means Charlotte will host the game for 10 consecutive years. The ACC has played its title game in Charlotte the past four years,..." February 26

  • Clemson RB Tyshon Dye (Achilles) out for spring practice "Clemson running back Tyshon Dye will miss spring practice after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during winter workouts on Friday. Per a school release, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney expects Dye, a four-star member of the 2013 recruiting class, to be healthy for the fall season. This is the second..." February 22

  • Former Norcross star, Alabama signee Alvin Kamara arrested

    Gwinnett Daily Post "Alvin Kamara simply wanted to do laundry Thursday night. Accordingly, the former Norcross High School football star — and recent University of Alabama expatriate — was driving down Jimmy Carter Boulevard on his way to do so. #Therein lies the problem. #Kamara, 19, was arrested Thursday and..." February 15

  • Story of war hero-turned-Clemson WR to get movie treatment

    College Football Talk "An inspirational, feel-good story about a college football player is about to reach a much, much bigger audience. Various media outlets reported earlier this week that Sony’s TriStar Productions won what was described as a bidding war with Universal to secure the rights to the story of Clemson..." February 09

  • Boyd glad to have spent one more season at Clemson

    Charlotte Observer "About this time last year, Tajh Boyd was wrestling with the decision to declare early for the NFL draft or stay for his senior year at Clemson. The Tigers quarterback was coming off a junior year that earned him ACC Player of the Year and could have entered a draft that had a muddled outlook..." January 22

  • Dabo Swinney receives a new eight-year contract "Dabo Swinney will be running down the hill at Clemson Memorial Stadium for years to come. On Saturday the school announced that it had agreed to a new eight-year deal with its football coach, which will keep Swinney at Clemson through the 2021 season. "I'm extremely excited and appreciative..." January 19

  • Dabo Swinney gets 8-year deal "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney agreed Saturday to a new eight-year deal worth $27.15 million, keeping him with the Tigers through the 2021 season. The Clemson University Board of Trustees Compensation Committee approved the terms Saturday morning. Swinney will make $3.15 million in 2014, up from..." January 18

  • Clemson's Vic Beasley returning for senior season "Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney may be losing a pair of playmaking wideouts in Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant to the NFL earlier than he'd like but the Tigers will be returning the ACC's premier pass-rusher in 2014. Defensive end Vic Beasley announced through the school Wednesday that he'll..." January 17