Monday, October 17, 2011

Seven may not be lucky for Tigers

The first BCS poll of the season is the big news in college football, and Clemson comes in at No. 7 in the first poll.

• ESPN says Clemson may face a tough climb to No. 1 from No. 7. And here's Clemson's BCS history.

• Some computer models have ranked the Tigers as high as No. 3 in the BCS.

Orange and White examines this season's parallels with the national championship season of 1981. 

Is Sammy Watkins human? The Charlotte Observer investigates. Also, Watkins wins the Paul Hornung Award for his superhuman efforts against Maryland. (More on Watkins here.)

Dabo Swinney sees lots of lessons from the big comeback against Maryland.

• USA TODAY says Clemson showed some vulnerability on Saturday, as did Georgia Tech.

O&W takes a quick look-ahead to North Carolina.

Clemson-Georgia Tech will kick off at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29, possibly as the big national game on ABC.

• And finally, Deadspin notes that an unidentified Clemson assistant coach may be keeping vital game notes inside a Michelle Obama commemorative trapper-keeper. Is somebody taking the first lady's Let's Move! campaign a little too seriously?

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