Football Display Case
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
i approve of this message
strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Looks like we still have a chance to get the # 1 class
903 wins most in college football
But I'm happy to have top players go to a team that Michigan is unlikely to face.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -- Yogi Berra
Former recruit Mike Bellamy can think of another.
"I have three kids and no money. Why can't I have no kids and three money?"
That first picture is actually 3 good reasons. And those aren't even the hottest chicks on campus. I graduated from Clemson, and there is some wonderful scenery on the campus, if you know what I mean. Only school that I've been to with better scenery is UGA. And that includes Bama, South Carolina, Florida and FSU. Clemson girls are something else.
Flying the Maize and Blue in the heart of Dixie
Now, you wouldn't kick any of them out of bed, but they're cute, but not drop dead gorgeous. The shorts probably make a lot of things look good. But a quick google search shows a lot more..enticing...pictures:
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
You're making me wish the Tigers had made it to the College World Series!
2011 Nebraska State Champ "We're Michigan." @tannerwooten not that funny, though.
I think West Virginia just scored again
If you're doing nothing, how do you know when you're finished?
StraightDave owes me a steak dinner
I have a buddy that is a big FSU fan and thus follows the ACC closely.
1) In the Orange Bowl the Clemson players were spotted out at the clubs the night before the game, as late as 8 AM. It is no wonder they struggled so mightily that night.
2) Clemson is definitely dirty. That is like saying the sky is definitely blue, however. There was some great chatter on The Fort today about this, including former Wolverine Will Heininger calling the Tigers, "one of 'those' programs".
"to make a complete evaluation off video w/o seeing guys in-person - I don't believe that at all." - Josh Helmholdt
I knew a former Clemson baseball player that explicitly started that they are dirty. While he had nothing to say about monetary benefits (I mean come on, it was baseball), he started clearly that education is of no concern to athletes. When I asked him what classes he took and what they were like, he had no response because he never had to go. He was 26 at the time, and this was two years ago.
Alright, he started, but did he finish? If not we don't really have a case.
/sorry, but you did it twice
Except for the other thing. That hurts the most. But the lack of respect hurts the second most.
Clemson has only set the opening bid.
They pull some straight up studs, but can never put it together. Very "Zookian" program.
What the Hell. -Jack Burton
I wouldn't say never. They were pretty damn good in the 80's. they had a pretty good run there winning a national championship and basically winning the ACC every year. As for the recent past though you are pretty much right
Duke, Maryland, NC, NC State, Wake Forest, Virginia, and GT. I mean, MSU could win that conference every year.
There is a reason that 'Clemson' and 'Zook' are both verbs that can be used interchangeably
To Clemson means to take preseason hype and win some early games to move up into the top 7, only to loose to NC State or Wake the next week.
To pull a Zook, I believe is to punt on 4th and 1 at your opponent's 39 yard line and the give up an 85 yard touchdown drive.
Good luck young man, best of luck and may UM never have to face you... I will never figure out why so many elite recruits still choose Clemson
I get the pull of schools like USC, Oregon, SEC, FSU, Alabama, etc, (some combo of weather, tradition, winning, NFL pedigree) but Clemson???
"Slappin' the Bass" - Matt Vogrich (maybe)
Clemson DLinemen have been going first round or early second round the past few years. This actually does not surprise me a whole lot. Sure he is passing on Bama, but the DLinemen Clemson has turned out is a pretty good list. That is the one area that I think they pull good talent on a regular basis
Not that anyone needs proof that this kid is legit. I teach/coach here in Georgia and we throw 7 on 7 with Grayson every year. He's every bit of 6'5 and at least 275. Oh yeah, he also runs a 4.5.
Is this how you conduct yourself... in a democracy?
Great pick up for them. Maybe they'll put it all together one of these seasons and become an elite team.
Can't say I didn't see this one coming. He would be crazy to not go to a team that plays the best competition with a great coach and competes for a national championship every year. Wait, Clemson? Shit, nevermind.
Special Teams means special times!
Nick Saban gets on my nerves...
Reporter: “Did you visit the Parthenon while in Greece?”
Shaquille O’Neill: “I can’t really remember the names of all the clubs we went to.”
This is proof to those who say that Saban never misses on recruits.
I think Poggi is a better example. Heck yes.
They might make a run at the #1 class. You know they'll pick up more elite talent from the south.
No way. They already have 5 3-stars (only 2 of which are 5.7s) and a 2-star committed. Unless those guys decommit or they absolutely KILL it the rest of the way, they won't be in the top 5. Or they sign a huge class, which I suppose is possible. But outside of Nkemdiche and O'Daniel, their class isn't look good at all so far.
even if Fuller were to commit, the rest of their class (minus Dorian) are all 3 stars or worse. While a top 10 class is doable, they would have had to do more by now to have a real shot at the top 3
I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.
On the interstate must be it.
Don't worry, Bama got the nation's number 1 long snapper. Those fuckers.
1. Clemson recruited and got commitments from two of his HS teammates.
2. Dabo Swinney roomed and played with Nkemdiche's HS head football coach at Alabama.
SEC teams missed this one you guys,what happen? Either way i'm happy we want have to block this guy.
Dabo Swinney offerred Nkemdiche's HS teammate, a 3* CB (David Kamara).
"There will be blood on the field and it won't be mine." -KK
This is a huge surprise to me, I thought Michigan State and their national recruiting prowess would help them land him.
On this one?
and by that I mean Clemson will get some crazy good recruits, have a nice 9-3 year, build-up lots of hype for the next year, get epically blown out by someone, lose a few games inexplicably, and finish that season 6-6.
Repeat until world ends
He is at the Clemson camp this week and must of seen enough to pull the trigger. Huge Get for Clemson. A lot of positivity around there right now including a new indoor football center under construction
college town. Small, rural and feels like everything is about the school, which it is.
No doubt he'll improve their defense. It always amazing me though that Clemson gets a bunch of 5 star athletes and does nothing with them. They'll blow out a top ten team them get 70 put on them in a bowl game. Last year was just another chaotic year there.
I wonder if that DC got the pink slip in the 1st or 2nd half?
"most experts still expect Nkemdiche to wait until Signing Day or later to ... actually sign."
Good thing we have the insight of those experts. I, for one, would like to hear from the ones who don't expect him to wait unti signing day to sign.
Just had to log in to say this is a great quote and made me laugh out loud at work.
Although watch out because I heard most experts still expect Shane Morris to wait until Signing Day to actually sign as well. Get Nervous!
Mitch McGary is a wall
He must have found out that his offer from Meyer was non-commitable.
His top schools before he picked Clemson was straight off of Sesame Street. One these schools just doesn't belong: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Brigham Young...say what?
Good for Clemson. I'm happy he's not going to Alabama, or the SEC for that matter.
But I can't say I saw this coming. I thought he was going Alabama or Georgia.
This should definitely help us to stay in the running for the #1 class in the country.
Brady Hoke: Kicking Ass And Signing Names On The Recruiting Trail
This is definitely surprising. I figured Ole Miss would be the dark horse if he didn't chose Alabama.
"A Michigan Man will coach a Michigan Team"
Why Clemson? i mean t here isn't a Chic-Filet on campus!
It's Chick-fil-A, thank you very much
I've been to Clemson for a game before. The tailgating is awesome, the campus is beautiful, the women are gorgeous, the stadium is loud and the weather is consistently nice, and Clemson has a nice track record of producing NFL talent.
Clemson, South Carolina is beautiful...actually the whole state is pretty cool. Throw in death valley with a decent team, meh, I can see why.
Surprised and happy he didn't end up at Alabama or LSU, although I could see him flipping before signing.