Clemson 25th in CFN's pre-pre-pre preseason poll
For what it's worth, the Tigers come in just behind Georgia Tech. Here's how it breaks down, according to CFN. Our strengths: A veteran offense, an easier schedule and a great kicking game. Our weaknesses: Too many key players gone on defense and an untested replacement for QB Charlie Whitehurst. Personally, I think we're going to be MUCH better than 25th, but what do I know? I've got that Kool-Aid problem. (Link found at Tigernet's message board.)
* STILL more recruiting: The State has a nice profile of Byron Maxwell, a top-ranked prep defensive back who has rebounded from a devastating knee injury and is committed to play at Clemson.
* Spotted on eBay: These items might interest that special sports fan in your life. StateFans Nation has a link to an eBay auction for Wake Forest basketball player Justin Gray's pre-chewed bubblegum, which he tossed after the Deacs lost to the Wolfpack the other day. And then there's this pro-Gamecock T-shirt, which a Tigernetter spotted and posted on T-net's message board. These must have been printed after the Chickens beat Florida this year. (We know what happened the following week.) Hey, maybe the first 100 orders will receive a free "USC: 2005 Independence Bowl Champions" T-shirt. Or maybe one of these:
"But I don't wanna be a Gamecock!!"