Monday, April 30, 2012

NFL draft wrap-up: Four Tigers selected

Clemson didn't have a first-round pick, but four players will be suiting up in the NFL this fall: defensive end Andre Branch, tight end Dwayne Allen, defensive tackle Brandon Thompson and cornerback Coty Sensabaugh. Congratulations, guys.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Brian Dawkins to retire from the NFL

Former Clemson standout Brian Dawkins, who crafted a stellar 16-year NFL career at the demanding position of safety, is retiring from pro football.

Dawkins has hall-of-fame-worthy numbers. He made 1,131 tackles, forced 37 fumbles and picked off 37 passes during his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos.

Revealed: Clemson's post-sping depth chart

Here it is.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Could Willy Korn be drafted by the NFL?

Orange and White has a great read about former Clemson quarterback Willy Korn, who has overcome a lot of obstacles during his up-and-down career and is hoping to be drafted by an NFL team.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Orange 23, White 20 in OT: End to a solid spring

Clemson's spring scrimmage on Saturday came down to a 45-yard Chandler Catanzaro field goal in overtime, which gave a 23-20 victory to the Orange squad before a crowd of 28,000 at Death Valley. Way to go, big Orange.

• Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney liked what he saw this spring from Brent Venables, and Venables liked the progress he saw on defense.

• Here's a list of spring practice award winners.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring game preview: Execution edition

Clemson's spring football scrimmage game is Saturday, and Coach Dabo Swinney is talking execution.

As in, he hopes the Tigers execute their plays well.

I hope nobody gets hurt, and I hope the fans who attend have fun.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Andre Ellington has ankle surgery

Some real news out of spring practice: Clemson running back Andre Ellington had minor ankle surgery on Thursday and will miss Saturday's spring game. He'll be fine for fall football, though.

• Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney reveals the format for Saturday's spring game at Death Valley.