Deshaun Watson doesn't need much more than his tight circle of family, friends and teammates when prepping for the season, even one where the Clemson quarterback could very well be the face of college football.
Lines were forming at gates around Clemson’s Memorial Stadium close to an hour before Fan Day 2016 was set to begin Sunday. The event, presented by Greenville Health System, brought thousands out to Memorial Stadium for the chance to get close to the Tigers.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has accepted insurance policies that would provide $5 million to cover any career-ending injury he may suffer while at Clemson and $5 million for any injury that induces a drastic drop in the NFL draft.
Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant will miss “a few weeks” after suffering a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on a foot during practice on Monday night. The sophomore had surgery to have a screw inserted in the foot on Tuesday.
Northwestern senior and Clemson football commit Logan Rudolph might seem very different than his older brother, former Northwestern standout QB Mason Rudolph. But beneath the exterior, the two are very similar and share the same drive to be good people that are great football players.
From spring ball to fall camp, Clemson football’s wide receiver competition has ratcheted up with Mike Williams a full-go, Deon Cain back from suspension, and the addition of summer enrollees Diondre Overton, T.J. Chase and Cornell Powell.
Suddenly Clemson – a program once considered on the cusp of greatness – is now regarded as part of college football’s upper crust. But Dabo Swinney – the head coach with the outgoing personality – is still just “Dabo” to Tigers’ fans.
On Tuesday, the Associated Press released an all-time ranking of college teams based on its poll, and the Tigers didn’t come away too badly. They came in 22nd overall, between Arkansas and Pitt, and third in the ACC behind only Florida State an Miami.