Clemson Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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