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Clemson defense shouldering the load as offense struggles to find their rhythm, Nuk’s Yeezy cleats and other Tigers news.

News on Boulware’s injury and Dabo’s donation to Clemson football.

NCAA Football: Troy at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

To be frank, Clemson has not looked like a top 5 team through the first two weeks of the season. The Auburn game I’m fine with, it was week one, in a hostile environment, against a good opponent. Troy is a completely different story. Clemson played sloppy, giving up 3 turnovers. Oh and let’s not forget the wasted touchdown courtesy of Ray-Ray McCloud. Moving forward the Tigers must play with more intensity and focus. Silly mistakes and wasted plays won’t cut it against teams like Louisville and Florida State.

In other news

Dabo Swinney and his wife recently pledged $1 million dollars to the Clemson football program.

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Clemson dropped one spot to #3 in this weeks coaches poll.

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Christian Wilkins has been magnificent so far this season. When he isn’t engulfing opposing quarterbacks, the 310 pound sophomore is busy catching touchdowns

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Nuk Hopkins sporting new kicks

Deandre Hopkins received a new pair of Yeezy cleats. It’s only right that a top-flight receiver rocks top-flight cleats. Hopkins stepped up against the Chicago Bears, recording 5 catches for 54 yards and 1 touchdown.

I know I am not alone when I say that my heart sank when I saw Ben Boulware walking off of the field in crutches. Dabo Swinney recently spoke about Boulware’s injury, though he didn’t offer much, Swinney is confident that Boulware will be ready to go come conference play.

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Dexter Lawrence has been as advertised so far. The mammoth freshman is currently third on the team in tackles with 14 and tied for first on the team in sacks with 1. The defense as a whole has impressed me. Kendall Joseph and Van Smith are tackling machines. As a unit Clemson has forced 7 total turnovers, 5 interceptions, and 2 fumbles. The offense may have gotten all of the press in the off-season, however, the defense has stolen the show in the Tigers first two games. Clemson just needs to finish games, and defensively they are solid.

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