Friday, February 17, 2006

Clemson assistant coach jumps to NFL

Marion Hobby, who coached the defensive line for one season at Clemson, has bolted for the NFL's New Orleans Saints. Godspeed, Marion. Just be sure to lose to the Panthers twice each year.

* Kirkland's number to be retired? Former Clemson great Levon Kirkland, who had a long career in the NFL, might earn a spot in Clemson's Ring of Honor. (More on the ring requirements here.) In other Kirkland news, some commentors on Tigernet's message board are pushing for him to replace Hobby as an assistant coach. Sounds good to me.

* Miller time: The Cincinnati Post looks in on former Tiger superstar Justin Miller, who's visiting his home town of Owensboro, Ky. I love Justin's Kentucky-state-map bling, which marks Owensboro's location with a big diamond.

* Move the prep title games: A movement is afoot in the S.C. Legislature to move the state foootball championship games from Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia to Memorial Stadium in Clemson, or to at least rotate the games there from time to time. The reason? A belief that such games in USC's home stadium give the Cocks an advantage in recruiting.

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