Clemson Rumors & News

  • Clemson WR Mike Williams likely out for remainder of 2015

    College Football Talk "Not surprisingly, Clemson is expected to be without one of its top returning receivers for the remainder of the 2015 season. On the Tigers’ opening drive of the 2015 season, Mike Williams sustained a neck injury after crashing into the goal post following a touchdown reception. The wide..." October 06

  • Jayron Kearse, Clemson defense ready to make a statement against Notre Dame

    Independent Mail "When the Clemson football team plays Notre Dame in primetime Saturday, junior safety Jayron Kearse will be playing with a chip on his shoulder. “They’re getting a bit chippy, they’re talking a lot, all through the media and things like that so I’ll just say, I hope the ref lets us play..." October 01

  • Clemson WR Mike Williams has 'small' neck fracture

    Yahoo! Sports "Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams suffered a "small" fracture in his neck when he crashed into the goal post while scoring a touchdown on Saturday against Wofford according to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney He will be able to play football again, however the team does not know when that will be...." September 07

  • Clemson's D.J. Reader stepping away from football for personal reasons

    The Score "Clemson defensive tackle D.J. Reader is stepping away from football indefinitely due to "personal issues," the team announced Tuesday. Coach Dabo Swinney said he's unsure when the senior will return to the team. Reader, a Greensboro, N.C. native, has served primarily as a backup at defensive..." August 25

  • Kyrin Priester wins appeal, cleared to play for WSU

    Fox Sports - College Football "Wide receiver Kyrin Priester has won his appeal with the NCAA and will be eligible to play immediately for the Washington State Cougars this season. Priester, who previously enrolled at Clemson, was a four-star recruit out of Georgia in 2013 and enrolled early at Clemson in 2014. He was one of..." August 19

  • Clemson players ready for season without social media

    USA Today "No Twitter. No Facebook. No Instagram. No Snapchat. So how in the world are Eric Mac Lain and D.J. Reader going to function without social media? “A big piece of my life has been removed,” Mac Lain admitted. “That’s how I get most of my information about the world,” Reader..." August 15

  • Clemson starting DB Korrin Wiggins tears ACL in scrimmage, out for season

    ESPN "Clemson starting defensive back Korrin Wiggins tore his ACL during practice Wednesday and will be out for the 2015 season, the school announced. Wiggins, one of four returning players who started at least six games last season, got hurt trying to recover a fumble during the team's situational..." August 13

  • Clemson, Miami relying heavily on standout sophomore quarterbacks

    Fox Sports South "Brad Kaaya first spotted Deshaun Watson in Oregon. Then rising high-school seniors on the summer showcase circuit, the two quarterbacks were competing for final spots on the prestigious Elite 11 at Nike's complex in Beaverton. Kaaya, a West Coast kid en route to Miami, remembers seeing the..." July 21

  • Deshaun Watson cleared to practice for Clemson

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Let’s break away from the hubbub in Hoover to focus on Deshaun Watson. Watson has been cleared to practice for Clemson when the Tigers begin next month. He partially tore the ACL in his right knee in practice on Nov. 20, two days before Clemson defeated Georgia State. Watson then played..." July 17

  • Clemson's Isaiah Battle primed for Supplemental Draft breakthrough

    Sporting News "Since 2009, the NFL Supplemental Draft has seen seven players chosen, including four players selected in the top four rounds. After a two-year hiatus, the last being the infamous Josh Gordon selection, it looks as though we should have at least one pick in Thursday's draft. The Supplemental..." July 08

  • Report: NFL-bound Clemson lineman asked to leave team

    College Football Talk "And now we know a little more of the rest of the story. Reportedly. Earlier Thursday, Clemson announced that Isaiah Battle was leaving the Tigers in order to make himself available for the NFL’s supplemental draft next month. According to Battle’s statement, he will become a father this..." June 29

  • Clemson kicker cited for DUI, cocaine possession suspended by Swinney

    CBS Sports "Clemson starting kicker Ammon Lakip was indefinitely suspended from the Tigers football program on Wednesday as a disciplinary action stemming from his June 6 arrest for alleged DUI and cocaine possession. Lakip, who was formally charged on June 11 with the dual misdemeanors, hit 75 percent of..." June 24

  • Howard’s Rock accused vandal’s trial set to begin July 20

    The Post and Courier "More than two years after being accused of vandalizing Howard’s Rock, Micah Rogers will have his day in court. Rogers’ trial is scheduled to begin July 20 in Pickens County, on charges of grand larceny and malicious injury to property. Rogers, then 18, was arrested June 28, 2013 for breaking..." June 03

  • Dismissed Clemson DE Ebenezer Ogundeko transfers to Tenn. St.

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Sophomore defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko, who was dismissed from Clemson on May 19, tweeted this past weekend that he’s found a new place to play. Ogundeko announced he would continue his career at Tennessee State, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision. He will be eligible..." June 01

  • Bah humbug! Clemson dismisses DE Ebenezer Ogunkedo

    College Football Talk "Clemson has reduced its roster by one. Sophomore defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko has been dismissed by the program, the school and head coach Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday. The specific details for the dismissal are facts known only behind closed doors, so we are left with the fairly routine..." May 19

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney: QB Deshaun Watson 'way ahead' on recovery

    SI - College Football "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Friday that rising sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson is "way ahead" on his recovery from knee surgery, according to Larry Williams of Watson did not play in Clemson's 40-6 win over Oklahoma in the Citrus Bowl after undergoing surgery to..." March 01

  • Former Clemson freshman All-American suffers setback in his knee

    The Post and Courier "Safety Travis Blanks already missed one full season due to a torn ACL. Now he could be in danger of sitting out a second. Blanks reaggravated the injury during rehab late in Clemson’s bowl practices a month ago, and had knee surgery Jan. 16, according to a team release Monday. Blanks will be..." January 27

  • Clemson re-signs defensive coordinator Brent Venables

    USA Today "Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, who has been pursued in recent weeks by other schools, signed a four-year contract extension last month, before Clemson's appearance in the Russell Athletic Bowl, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Specific terms of the..." January 02

  • Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly tweets he's going to Ole Miss

    Yahoo! Sports "Chad Kelly is heading to Ole Miss in 2015. The former Clemson quarterback tweeted he was a Rebel on Wednesday. Kelly was dismissed from Clemson in April for "conduct detrimental to the program." He was competing with Cole Stoudt and freshman Deshaun Watson to be Clemson's starting quarterback..." December 11

  • Sources: Knee surgery this week will end Clemson QB Watson's season

    The Post and Courier "After further review, Deshaun Watson's next game can wait 'til next year. According to two separate sources, Clemson has decided to shut down its precocious freshman quarterback, electing to go ahead with season-ending knee surgery to repair Watson's partially torn ACL in lieu of waiting until..." December 10

  • Clemson loses second touted WR from 2014 class

    College Football Talk "Three wide receivers who were a part of Clemson’s 2014 recruiting class enrolled in January. One of those, second-team All-ACC selection Artavis Scott, led the Tigers in receptions and receiving touchdowns as he played an integral role in the offense his first season. The other two? Gone. In..." December 10

  • Clemson OC Morris named SMU head coach

    ESPN Dallas "Chad Morris knew he wanted the SMU job the minute it opened. Maybe it was because Morris, Clemson's offensive coordinator the past four seasons, is a Dallas native. Or maybe it was because he used to ride school buses to old Texas Stadium and watch the Mustangs play when he was growing..." December 02

  • Swinney thinks Watson has good chance to play against SC

    Tiger Net "Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said after practice on Wednesday that he believes Deshaun Watson has a good chance to play against South Carolina. "I thought he was better today than he was yesterday," Swinney said. "It's just like I have been saying it gets better each day. I know he was more..." November 27

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson suffers knee injury

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson left Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech with an apparent knee injury following a quarterback draw. Watson, who was in the midst of his seventh carry, appeared to step awkwardly before falling to the turf and clutching his left knee. He was able to get..." November 16

  • Clemson suspends Jay Jay McCullough for team rules violation

    The Score "Clemson tight end Jay Jay McCullough was suspended by the team prior to Saturday's game against No. 22 Georgia Tech." November 15

  • Dismissed Clemson WR lands at Wazzu

    College Football Talk "Kyrin Priester began the 2014 season on the East Coast. As it turns out, he’ll end it on the West Coast. Washington State announced in a press release Tuesday night that Priester has signed a financial aid agreement with the school and will play football for the Cougars. That won’t be until..." November 05

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson will dress out against Wake Forest

    Yahoo! Sports "Clemson will have quarterback Deshaun Watson back in uniform against Wake Forest on Thursday. Coach Dabo Swinney said that Watson, who has been out with a broken bone in his hand, will dress out and warm up. However, senior Cole Stoudt will still be the starter. Watson will be available if..." November 04

  • Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson still the starter once he's healthy

    The Post and Courier "Barring "something unusual," Cole Stoudt is a seat-filler. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, often ambiguous about the development of personnel battles, promised injured freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson his job back at his weekly Tuesday press conference, once Watson is healed from a broken..." October 23

  • Clemson leading rusher Adam Choice out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Clemson will be without its leading rusher for the rest of the season. Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said in his Sunday teleconference that freshman running back Adam Choice tore his ACL Saturday afternoon against Boston College. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Choice went down on the team’s second..." October 20

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson to have surgery, out a month

    CBS Sports "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had both good news and bad news to deliver Sunday night regarding the broken hand suffered by freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson in the Tigers' Saturday win over Louisville. The good: the injury won't end Watson's season. The bad: he's not likely to return before the..." October 13

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson injures hand against Louisville

    CBS Sports "Deshaun Watson suffered a hand injury in the first quarter of Clemson's game against Louisville. The school has confirmed that the freshman quarterback suffered a right hand injury and he will not return to the game. Clemson will now turn to Cole Stoudt, the fifth-year senior who began the..." October 12

  • Deshaun Watson earns starting QB job for Clemson

    USA Today "There has been a big debate around Clemson whether the Tigers were starting the right quarterback in senior Cole Stoudt with talented freshman Deshaun Watson performing well in limited opportunities. Watson showed Saturday night at Florida State that he was ready for the job. Following the..." September 22

  • Jameis Winston tweet about Clemson 'disrespectful,' says Tigers player

    SB Nation "Last season's game between Florida State and Clemson was one of the most highly hyped matchups in ACC history, pitting top-five undefeated conference foes against each other in Death Valley, the Tigers' hostile home environment. The game didn't exactly live up to that hype, as the Seminoles..." September 16

  • Clemson dismisses freshman WR Kyrin Priester for poor attitude

    Sports Glory "Clemson freshman wide receiver Kyrin Priester has been dismissed from the team after one game with the Tigers. Priester wasn’t dismissed from the program for an off-the-field incident. He simply didn’t have the right “attitude.” “Kyrin Priester has been dismissed from the team for an..." September 04

  • Clemson OT Shaq Anthony decides to transfer

    The Post and Courier "The already-thin offensive tackle depth at Clemson thinned even further Thursday, when junior right tackle Shaq Anthony decided to transfer from the Tigers. Anthony, a 6-4, 280-pounder who played 17 games (with five starts) the past two years, informed head coach Dabo Swinney of his decision..." August 21

  • Clemson loses RB Zac Brooks for the season

    CBS Sports "It was going to be hard enough for Clemson to overcome Florida State in the ACC this year, but Wednesday's news will make the task even more difficult. Clemson announced that running back Zac Brooks will miss the 2014 season due to a foot injury. Brooks finished third on the team last season..." August 20

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Westover star DT Trent Thompson to choose college Tuesday

    Albany Herald "Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson has been courted by nearly every major college football program in the country for the past two years. Now he’s ready to make a decision. Thompson, widely regarded as the nation’s No. 1 recruit, has narrowed down his destination to Georgia, Alabama,..." August 07

  • Auburn, Clemson announce 2016-2017 home-and-home

    CBS Sports "On the same day Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez bemoaned two SEC teams' lack of interest in playing a high-profile home-and-home series, two familiar foes showed that not every SEC (and ACC) team shares the same reluctance*. Auburn and Clemson announced Wednesday that the two sets of Tigers will play..." July 31

  • 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

    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

    CBS Sports "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

    ESPN "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

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