(UPDATED at 4:01 p.m.)Young offensive line is making strides
The State examines the state of Clemson's young O-line. These guys are gaining some valuable experience, and could be a real force next season.
HILL ON TOP: Clemson linebacker Leroy Hill, the ACC's leading tackler, thanks defensive lineman Donnell Washington for clearing the lanes for him. And late Wednesday afternoon, Tigernet reported that Hill leads the nation in tackles for loss. Way to go, Leroy!
WHERE'S MILLER? Defensive coordinator John Lovett defends defensive back Justin Miller, who has yet to make an interception this year after leading the league in picks last season with eight.
NOT GOING NORTH: With the North Carolina game looming, the Anderson Independent-Mail has an interesting story on Clemson losing its recruiting pipeline into the Tar Heel state, which has produced many great players in the past. The Tigers used to have as many as 20 players on the roster from North Carolina; this year, there's only three.
PORN PROBE!!!!!! There are a couple of stories out there about Clemson players having dirty pictures stored on their university Web sites. Yawn.
BRING BACK DANNY? The Charlotte Observer has a nice column from the excellent Tom Sorensen on what former Clemson coach Danny Ford is up to these days. (Someone copy-and-pasted it onto the Tigernet message board.) Check it out.
CU-UNC MEMORIES: The official Clemson site has posted video highlights from the 1981 Clemson-North Carolina game. Check 'em out
HMMM: Interesting notebook leading with comments from athletic director Terry Don Phillips.
STATS WATCH: Here are Clemson's updated rankings in various NCAA categories. We're down to third in kickoff returns.
AROUND THE LEAGUE: The State has a goofy column by Ron Morris that links songs by Bruce Springsteen to the performance of the teams in the ACC. You've been warned.