Clemson Rumors & News

  • Oregon picks up Clemson DT transfer Scott Pagano

    Fox Sports "Oregon, which was woeful on defense the past few years, has taken some big steps since Willie Taggart was hired as the Ducks’ head coach. First, Taggart landed Jim Leavitt as his new defensive coordinator. On Friday, he landed another key piece getting Clemson grad transfer Scott Pagano, a..." April 14

  • Clemson's Kelly Bryant still No. 1 QB despite shaky spring game

    ESPN "There were plenty of signs of Clemson's past on display throughout Saturday's spring game, from former stars Sammy Watkins and Vic Beasley marching the sideline to a halftime ceremony in which last year's heroes, including Deshaun Watson and Mike Williams, got their championship rings. What..." April 09

  • No. 1 overall recruit Xavier Thomas chooses Clemson

    ESPN "There was never a doubt that defensive end Xavier Thomas, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the ESPNJr300, was going to stay in his home state of South Carolina for college. The question that was keeping South Carolina and Clemson coaches and fans on edge, however, was which school would it..." April 08

  • For Clemson's Dabo Swinney, it's always about what's next

    USA Today "Thirteen highway signs scattered throughout this state proclaim what you already knew: “Clemson,” they read, “2016 College Football National Champions.” Then there are the banners, flags, shirts and other paraphernalia found in the windows and on the racks at every store in town. It almost..." April 05

  • Clemson lands 4-star defensive end Justin Mascoll

    The State "Clemson landed another top prospect for its 2018 recruiting class Friday night with a commitment from defensive end Justin Mascoll (6-4 237) of Snellville, Ga. Mascoll had offers from coast to coast including South Carolina, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU, Georgia, Florida State,..." March 18

  • Highly-rated in-state 2018 DL commits to Clemson

    The State "What was expected to be a long in-state battle between Clemson and South Carolina for Lewisville defensive lineman Josh Belk ended Sunday morning when Belk announced a commitment to Clemson. His decision came on the heels of a visit to Clemson on Saturday for a junior day. Belk said with his..." January 30

  • 4-star RB Travis Etienne commits to Clemson

    Fanrag Sports "The reigning National Champion Clemson Tigers have a massive rebuilding project, particularly on offense, for the 2017 season. But landing top talent such as running back Travis Etienne always helps. The four-star running back committed to Clemson Thursday, calling Clemson “the real Death..." January 27

  • Clemson's Fruhmorgen to transfer out of program

    The State "Clemson offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen is set to transfer according to Tigernet and other reports. The sophomore tackle from Tampa, Fla., started the first eight games of the season before being sidelined with a shoulder injury. A few weeks later Tigers coach Dabo Swinney announced that..." January 13

  • Mike Williams announces intention to enter 2017 NFL Draft "Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams confirmed on Wednesday that he intends to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Williams thanked coach Dabo Swinney and Tigers fans via Twitter in his parting message. He caught 98 passes for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns in a 14-1 season..." January 11

  • Jim Harbaugh says he slept through the Clemson-Alabama national title game

    Washington Post "College football fans may have been divided over the legality of the final scoring play in Monday’s Clemson-Alabama game, but everyone agreed on one thing: The 35-31 thriller to decide the national championship was an instant classic. But at least one major figure in college football, namely..." January 11

  • Clemson win is historic loss for Las Vegas books

    ESPN "The amount of money bet on the College Football Playoff championship game was historic and primarily orange. More money was bet on Monday's classic between Clemson and Alabama at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook than any other college football game in the company's history, according to vice..." January 10

  • Clemson RB Wayne Gallman enters NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "Clemson junior running back Wayne Gallman will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Gallman confirmed his decision early Tuesday on Twitter: Gallman joins Deshaun Watson and a host of others expected to declare from the national champion Tigers. In three seasons as Clemson's..." January 10

  • Colin Cowherd Responds to Dabo Swinney

    TMZ "Colin Cowherd finally reacted to Dabo Swinney calling him a "fraud" after the National Championship game Monday night ... telling the Clemson coach, "I can take a punch." Swinney called out Cowherd minutes after the game last night over Cowherd's harsh criticism of the team earlier in the..." January 10

  • Dabo Swinney calls Colin Cowherd a 'fraud' in fiery, epic postgame rant

    CBS Sports "In sports, on every level, coaches and players will tell you that they don't pay any attention to what the media says. Now for some, this is true, but it's not the case for most. Particularly in this day and age with so many different media outlets and various ways for people to share their..." January 10

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson declares for NFL draft: 'It's my time to go'

    ESPN "Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made it official Monday night after he led the Tigers to a thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship -- he is leaving for the 2017 NFL draft. "It's my time to go," Watson, who was named offensive MVP of the title game, told..." January 10

  • How a house became home for Deshaun Watson

    ESPN "Deshaun Watson's golden ticket was rescued from the bottom of a basket of Halloween candy. That's the first part of the story Watson is here to tell. Dressed casually in designer jeans and a button-down shirt with the sleeves pushed up, he's leaning on the lectern at First Presbyterian Church..." January 10

  • Clemson climbs to title with last-second TD

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- In a game that featured three lead changes in the final five minutes, Clemson got the last play -- and the national title. Deshaun Watson's third touchdown pass of the game, a 2-yard toss to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining, lifted the Tigers to a 35-31 win over..." January 09

  • NFL draft rules a raw deal for Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence

    Pro Football Talk "If you’re watching tonight’s college football national championship game with an eye on seeing some future NFL stars, the first player you should look for is one who won’t be in the NFL until 2019. Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will be the most talented player on a field full of..." January 09

  • 3 things Clemson learned about Alabama from its win over Washington

    Fox Sports "As hard as it is to believe, there’s only one game left in the college football season. But boy, is it a good one. For the second straight year, Alabama faces Clemson for the national championship. Last year, the Crimson Tide won 45-40, but if we learned anything from last Saturday’s semifinal..." January 05

  • Clemson LB Ben Boulware on grabbing: We've done it all year

    ESPN "While Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins worked to defuse the controversy surrounding a play in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in which he grabbed the groin of Ohio State's Curtis Samuel, teammate Ben Boulware threw fuel on the fire Wednesday. "We've done it all year to mess with..." January 04

  • Deshaun Watson: We wanted to play Alabama in title game "The "We Want Bama" signs around college football are often hoisted in jest by fans who know better. For Deshaun Watson, however, the wish was real. The Clemson quarterback acknowledged he wanted the Crimson Tide to advance in the Peach Bowl on Saturday -- which they did in a 24-7 win over..." January 01

  • Clemson returns to title game with 31-0 romp past Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The title rematch is reality. Clemson would not have it any other way. Deshaun Watson passed for 259 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores in a dominating 31-0 victory over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, setting up..." December 31

  • Clemson lands top-ranked QB Trevor Lawrence for 2018 class

    ESPN "For the past two seasons, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff on the shoulders of a star quarterback from the state of Georgia -- Deshaun Watson. On Thursday night, the Tigers secured a commitment from another star quarterback from the Peach State, landing the No. 3-ranked junior..." December 16

  • Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers among Heisman finalists

    ESPN "Could it be the Year of the Quarterback once again for the Heisman voters? Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson were announced as Heisman Trophy finalists..." December 05

  • Watson guides Clemson to high-scoring ACC title win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes that Deshaun Watson, his quarterback, is the best player in the country. "And it ain't even close," Swinney said. Watson certainly made his bid to re-enter the Heisman Trophy race Saturday night, accounting for five touchdowns as No...." December 04

  • Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington picked for College Football Playoff

    USA Today "The College Football Playoff pairings are set. After months of debate and 14 weeks of games, the committee came down with its final decision Sunday. No. 1 Alabama will play No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl. No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl. The..." December 04

  • Can Deshaun Watson make a last-minute Heisman run?

    Sporting News - NCAAF "What kind of year is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson having? Don’t take from the stats. Don’t take it from the expectations. Don’t take it from the Heisman Trophy race. Take it from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who thinks Watson has been better than a 2015 season in which he became the..." November 30

  • Dabo Swinney Downplays Allegation Clemson Player Used Racial Slurs; Wants Media People Fired For Reporting It

    Black Sports Online "South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said a Clemson OL called him a nigger. This isn’t something black people just make up, so I believe him when he says it especially when it happened before the game when the teams were talking trash and having a little scuffle. Dabo Swinney said..." November 29

  • Dabo Swinney on allegations Clemson players used racial slurs: 'Absolutely false'

    CBS Sports "Following Clemson's 56-7 win over South Carolina on Saturday, there were plenty of Gamecocks players who felt they had been disrespected by their in-state rivals. Some of the disrespect was your typical rival fare, as South Carolina players thought Clemson was doing a bit too much..." November 28

  • Watson throws sx TDs as No. 4 Clemson routs South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has witnessed a lot of big-time performances from quarterback Deshaun Watson, but perhaps none bigger than the one he turned in Saturday night. "Deshaun was unbelievable," Swinney said. "He played lights out." Watson certainly flipped the..." November 27

  • South Carolina Players Accuse Clemson Player and Fans of Hurling Racial Slurs at Them

    Complex "On Saturday night, Clemson bested South Carolina by a score of 56-7, the biggest beatdown of their in-state rivals since they won 51-0 all the way back in 1900. About an hour-and-a-half before the contest even began, however, the two teams got into a tiny skirmish that the South Carolina players..." November 27

  • Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson hold on to top four spots

    ESPN "With wins by each of the top four teams this past weekend, the College Football Playoff rankings remain unchanged at the top ahead of an intriguing rivalry weekend slate of games. Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson continue to hold the inside track for spots in the PlayStation Fiesta..." November 23

  • No. 4 Clemson rebounds with 35-13 win

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The best way for Clemson to respond to an unexpected setback was to waste no time getting back in a groove. That's exactly what happened for the No. 4 Tigers in Saturday night's 35-13 victory over Wake Forest at windswept BB&T Field. "You really can't dwell on..." November 19

  • Pitt shocks No. 2 Clemson on late FG

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Blewitt didn't blow it. Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt kicked a 48-yard field goal with six seconds remaining as the Panthers stunned No. 2 Clemson 43-42 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, knocking the Tigers from the ranks of the unbeaten and damaging their hopes for..." November 12

  • Deshaun Watson, three other Clemson stars won't be back in 2017

    CBS Sports "A big reason why Clemson was so touted heading into the season was the abundance of NFL-caliber talent on the offense. Barring an unforeseen reversal, it would appear at least four of Clemson's offensive leaders are indeed intending to go pro. According to coach Dabo Swinney, quarterback..." November 08

  • No. 2 Clemson annihilates Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson had enough of the late-game drama. The Tigers, who have won five games by a touchdown or less this season, took a more direct route to victory on Saturday afternoon, rolling to a 30-point halftime lead in an eventual 54-0 romp against Syracuse at Memorial..." November 05

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson leaves game against Syracuse football with apparent shoulder injury "Syracuse isn't the only team in Death Valley dealing with a quarterback injury on Saturday. Clemson signal caller Deshaun Watson went into the locker room before halftime after suffering an apparent right shoulder injury. Watson seemed to fall on that shoulder after a 3rd-and-10 conversion run..." November 05

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