Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hunter Renfrow can catch passes, kiss babies

So what has Hunter Renfrow been up to lately?

According to this fun feature on Tigernet, life is a lot more interesting nowadays for the young man who made the legendary TD catch for the last-second victory over Alabama in January's national championship game. For one thing, he's had to learn a skill that could carry over into his probably-inevitable political career.

“This lady comes up to me at the baseball game and hands me this baby,” Renfrow said with a laugh. “Of course, my girlfriend is sitting right there and she is trying to coach me through it. I had to keep the head upright and stuff like that. It's been pretty crazy.”

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The summer depth chart: Who's hot, who's not

Spring practice at Clemson ended a few weeks ago, but that doesn't mean football talk has been put on hold until August.

The Tigers released their summer depth chart this week, and Tigernet breaks down what it means.

Among the highlights: Veteran Kelly Bryant is listed as the starting quarterback. He's replacing superstar Deshaun Watson, who led the Tigers to the national championship and is now headed for the NFL. However, Bryant is expected to be challenged for the job by redshirt freshman Zerrick Cooper and true freshman Hunter Johnson.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tigerpundit: From first to worst

Did you hear that Clemson won the national championship back in January?

Well, if you're depending on this blog for your information, you certainly didn't. That's because I haven't updated this thing since August 2014. Since that time, the Tigers have embarked on the greatest epoch in their history, culminating with the national title triumph over Alabama in Orlando more than four months ago.

And Tigerpundit, the very first Clemson football blogger (and maybe one of the first college football bloggers ever), has been asleep at the wheel.

Well, no more. Maybe.

I'm going to try to update this site more than four times a decade going forward. No promises, but I think I can post some stuff in the early-morning hours. My newish job could accommodate that.

That said, here's Tigernet's excellent look-back at the Tigers' amazing 2016 title run. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tigerpundit talks football on the radio

Wow. I have been supremely derelict in updating this site. But today, something happened that might give me a push to post more often -- I was on the radio talking Clemson football.

WGAU in Athens, Ga., contacted me about coming on for eight minutes or so to discuss Saturday's Clemson-Georgia game. I joined Tim Bryant's Newsmakers show for a fun chat about Clemson and the upcoming game. Here's a link to Tim's show. My segment begins at the 41:40 mark.

I'd like to again thank Tim for reaching out to me and giving me the opportunity to do my first-ever radio interview. Pretty cool.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Do Clemson fans 'get it'? You better believe it

Mike Sturgis writes at Tigernet about the gameday experience at Death Valley -- even for a less-than-stellar opponent:

College football is a celebration that comes only to your campus but seven times a season. It’s the pageantry, the tailgating, the game, the post-game tailgating, and the lasting and lifelong memories. ... I was impressed with the crowd at Clemson last time out. It was South Carolina State, it was 12:37, and it was hot. Minus a small pocket of empty seats where visiting fans sit, Death Valley was full. Just twenty minutes earlier David Hood and I commented it looked like there would be a “whole lot of no shows”. That did not happen because Clemson fans get it.

Read the whole thing.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Clemson rises to No. 3 in AP poll

Clemson is now ranked No. 3 in the AP college football poll following Saturday's big 52-13 victory against South Carolina State. The Tigers maintain their No. 5 ranking in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.

The No. 3 ranking is Clemson's highest since 1988.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Monday, September 02, 2013

Running down the Hill: The entire sequence

Now that the whole world loves Clemson following its thrilling 38-35 victory over Georgia on Saturday night, here's a video that's really blowing up on social media. It's from ABC/ESPN's broadcast of the game, and it's the entire running-down-the-Hill sequence -- the bus ride from the locker room to the actual sprint into the stadium. It captures a lot of angles I've never seen before. Enjoy.