It was a relatively quiet week last week on the Clemson sports front with the bye week. But it's finally FSU week and while there is still some hype for the matchup on Saturday, there isn't as much hype as last year when fifth-ranked Florida State visited the Valley to take on then third-ranked Clemson. The hype proved to be "hype" as we were embarrassed at home against the eventual National Champion Seminoles (sorry for bringing back the bad memories). Here's to hoping this is at least a competitive game. In the end though, I feel the Seminoles will win a good game against the Tigers. I hope I'm wrong though.
Here are the weekly news and links around Clemson Sports:
It is always great to see former Tigers shine in the pros. The fact that two of the best athletes in Clemson history starred together on the same team at the same time makes it even more special. Buffalo is definitely "Clemson North."
I found this interesting. It was hard for me to think of ways of how we could possibly upset the 'Noles on the road when they are defending National Champions. Here is to hoping that we are more prepared for this game than we were for Georgia and definitely way more prepared than we were last year against the 'Noles. It would be MONUMENTAL for the program if we somehow figure out a way to win this game.
While Jameis and co. earned bragging rights after last year's beatdown, Grady Jarrett and Robert Smith are still right about this. Let's hope we can maybe shut him up on Saturday.
In non-football related news, DRad has finally found someone to replace Pete Yanity as the play by play announcer for Clemson Basketball. I don't know anything about Tony Castricone but lets at least hope he is better than Don Munson (shouldn't be hard to do).
Here is an update about the construction at DKS. I enjoy hearing and learning about the new athletic facilities planned and being built at Clemson. This is one of a couple of capital projects planned/being built as part of the Clemson Athletic Facility Expansion. Hopefully this provides the boost to the baseball program that it needs and that many feel will be a boost.
While we all like to know how former Tigers are doing in the NFL, it is also nice to know how former Tigers are doing in the MLB.