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Weekly Clemson News and Recruiting Links

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A weekly roundup of news around Clemson sports

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

It's finally over! The five game losing streak to the chickens is finally over and the "state championship" is finally back at the institution it should be. I enjoyed every second of it on Saturday (aside from the few times DW4 went to the sidelines with lingering injury effects). With all the criticism Dabo and Co. has received this year including some from myself, hats off to them for a great game plan on Saturday to finally end the streak. Coach V had the defense ready to play while Chad Morris had a great game plan on offense to exploit a weak Gamecocks defense. Let's enjoy this win during the holiday season until our bowl game at the end of the month.

Onto the news and links.....

Titans Nuked: Former Tiger star soars for Texans - Orange and White Story

Its been quite a quiet past few weeks for former Tigers in the NFL. It was great to see Nuk have a monster day even from a mediocre quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick. Looks like Nuk is starting to take over the number 1 receiver role in Houston from Andre Johnson.

Best of the college football recruiting visits: ACC - ESPN

Recruiting roundup from this weekend for ACC teams. Dabo and Co. had plenty of commits and recruits in town this weekend for the game against the Coots including 2016 five star cornerback Saivion Smith and Keyshawn Johnson Jr.(the son of former NFL standout receiver Keyshawn Johnson). Looks like Clemson left quite an impression on both Johnsons.

Steve Spurrier says he'll return as South Carolina Gamecocks coach - ESPN

Talk of the Ole' Ball Coach retiring from South Carolina is now put to rest. We now have a chance to finally beat a Spurrier coached Gamecock team in Columbia next year for the first time since the 2007 season. And despite the rumors, I highly doubt that Florida will want to hire Spurrier to be their coach again when he is almost 70 years old. He has also said multiple times that he doesn't have a lot of interest in returning to the Sunshine State as a head coach. So we can put all that to rest as well.

Clemson pursuing Virginia Tech pledge

Looks like the coaching staff is pushing hard to add another cornerback to 2015 recruiting class after Juwan Bricoe recently decommited from the Tigers. The Tigers now have a few cornerback targets for the 2015 recruiting class. Reynolds is still committed to Virginia Tech but he is still taking visits to other schools.

Orlando appears likely bowl destination for No. 19 Clemson - Post and Courier

Orange Bowl hopes are not dead yet but the chances of us getting a chance to play in the Orange Bowl again are between 0 and 5%. Looks like Georgia Tech is going to the Orange Bowl regardless of whether they win or lose against the Criminoles on Saturday. I agree with this article in the fact that we will most likely playing a bowl game in Orlando (either the Citrus or Russell Athletic Bowl). I'd say the chances are a lot higher that we will be playing in the Russell Athletic Bowl....