(UPDATED at 3:03 p.m.)Time to Wake up and smell the Deacons
Clemson, and coach Tommy Bowden especially, must take Wake Forest seriously, according to this story. I don't know a single Tiger fan who isn't taking the Deacs seriously.
HUDDLE HARANGUE: Speaking of Bowden, he says he was "drunk" for not using the no-huddle offense in the first two games of the season. I think he was kidding.
HEMBY DISMISSED: Junior cornerback Ryan Hemby has been declared academically ineligible. (More here.)
PLAYER PROFILE TIME: The Greenville News has an excellent story on receiver Tony Elliott, who lost his mother at a young age but has recovered from the trauma to become an outstanding young man.
And The State has a fine profile of running back Duane Coleman, who had strong family support while growing up.
IMPROVEMENTS COMING: Athletic director Terry Don Phillips says he's going to spend some money to improve facilities in the interim before the big West Endzone project breaks ground. Nothing massive, just some much-needed touch-ups.
FUMBLE-FREE ZONE: The Anderson Independent-Mail has a longer story on Clemson's refreshing lack of turnovers. Well worth the time.
CU-WFU MEMORIES: The official Clemson site has posted video highlights of the 2001 Wake Forest-Clemson game. Check 'em out.