Clemson Rumors & News

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: 'No problem' if a player doesn't attend June's White House trip

    ESPN "Clemson has one more celebration of last season's national championship planned, and this one will be at the White House. Coach Dabo Swinney told a group of Tigers fans at a booster event in Columbia, South Carolina, that the team will visit the White House on June 12. The story was first..." May 10

  • 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

    NFL.com "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

    NFL.com "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

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