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OT: Clemson Extends Contract for Dabo Swinney until 2021

This means we need to take advantage of every opportunity to get some revenge.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney agreed Saturday to a new eight-year deal worth $27.15 million, keeping him with the Tigers through the 2021 season.

The Clemson University Board of Trustees Compensation Committee approved the terms on Saturday morning. Swinney will make $3.15 million in 2014, up from the $2.2 million he was set to earn this past season, will have more money available to pay his assistants and has a $5 million buyout if he decides to leave Clemson during the first three seasons of the deal.

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Off Topic, sort of - Personnel Terminology question

I was thumbing through YouTube and found myself watching 1999 Clemson thursday night game (thanks to hokietapes). The ESPN graphics of the starting lineups displayed our FL (flankers) and SE (split ends). I remember hearing this terminology used in reference to Eddie Royal's class back in '04, but I haven't heard SE and FL used here lately. Were these VT positions (like whip, rover, mike, backer)? Do we have flankers and split ends today? Do they only apply to certain formations? I can look up the positions, but wonder if some of the gurus have some insight from a VT perspective. Thanks! Go Hokies.

Tags: Emmett Johnson, Andre' Davis

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Redefining "Clemsoning"

Now that Clemson has been pretty good for a few years, I propose "Clemsoning" refer to having a letdown in a big game and packing it in so that the opposition scores 50+. FSU looked really good but I feel like Clemson could have stopped the bleeding and kept the score respectable.

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Orange and Maroon look at Clemson vs FSU game

The biggest football game so far for the modern ACC is coming up on bye week Saturday and I was having an internal debate about who I want to win. I think FSU will win (reminder for Pick Six) but debating who I think is going to win is a lot easier for me than deciding who I want to win. Of course most of the debating in my head goes to the thinking of if VT makes it to Charlotte to play the winner as well as who I rather see in anguish this weekend.

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Clemson will host College GameDay in Week 1 against UGA

UGA vs Clemson

Certainly, this is one of the most anticipated games of Week 1, with both teams ranked in top 10 in the preseason Coaches Poll. But was the pick too obvious?

Georgia and Clemson will have plenty of opportunities to host GameDay if they live up to their preseason billing. And if one of the teams is a pretender, then hey, a precious GameDay was wasted. Do you want that on your conscience, ESPN? Did the appeal of Western Kentucky at Kentucky escape you? Was the Battle For The Triangle (North Carolina Central at Duke) too hot to handle? Are you afraid to cover North Illinois at Iowa?

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Clemson confirms iconic Howard’s Rock was vandalized

Howard's Rock

And before you ask, no, we have no clue where Harvey Updyke was involved.

Earlier today, Twitter chatter began to surface that the famed Howard’s Rock at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium was vandalized at some point of late by an unknown number of perpetrators. In a press release Wednesday evening, the school confirmed that The Rock , named in honor of legendary Tigers head coach and College Football Hall of Famer Frank Howard, “was vandalized sometime June 2nd or June 3rd.”

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Virginia Tech 69, Clemson 61

That was an absolute blast to watch. I don’t think I could’ve picked a better ending to the final home game and Erick Green’s senior night. The team had fun, and it looked like the beginning of the year Hokies.

Quick thoughts: Erick had a supporting cast. Robert Brown, C.J. Barksdale, and Jarell Eddie combined for 34 points. Both Brown and Eddie drove, and the results were great. Why we didn’t try this earlier in the year, I’ll never know. Something clicked in their mind, that’s for sure.

The Hokies out-rebounded Clemson 33-21. We didn’t give them very many second chances to score.

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VT 70, Clemson 77

You know, today’s game left a much better taste in my mouth than the loss to UVa. Maybe it’s because it wasn’t our rival, but I think it’s the energy I saw from the team. They refused to give up. In fact, at the lowest point of the game, they responded.

The Hokies were down 12-0 and got their first score SEVEN minutes into the game. Nothing was going right. With about 8 minutes remaining the first half, I saw the team spark and something got them going. The Hokies switched to a 2-3 zone (they ended up staying in it for the rest of the game) and became extremely active. The entire team looked determined to close the deficit and win, not just Erick Green.

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