October 22, 2014

Talking Tuesday: Swinney giving the Orange his full attention (AUDIO)

Tajh Boyd had a big day last season at Syracuse

Tajh Boyd had a big day last season at Syracuse

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday at his weekly press conference there will be no let up by any member of his team as they prepare to host Syracuse for Homecoming Saturday night.  Unlike the last two opponents who presented something to rally around (highly ranked defenses), the Orange aren’t the kind of team this season that would get the juices of a team like Clemson flowing.  But Swinney wants no excuses and is outwardly approaching this game like any of the big games on the schedule such as Georgia, Florida State and USC.

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A Monday conversation with Chad Morris and Cole Stoudt (VIDEO)

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris and Tigers quarterback Cole Stoudt met with the local media Monday to recap a dramatic win over Boston College and take a peek ahead to an upcoming home game with Syracuse. The 21st ranked Tigers are 5-2 and 4-1 in the ACC. [Read more...]

Saturday’s win at Boston College proves costly for Tigers (AUDIO)

Jordan Leggett will be out several weeks with knee injury

Jordan Leggett will be out several weeks with knee injury

Clemson has put yesterday’s win over Boston College in the rear view mirror and is now focused on the first ever visit to Death Valley by Syracuse.  The Orange and Tigers will clash Saturday night.  Clemson is a 15.5 point favorite.

On his conference call Sunday evening, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney revealed that running back Adam Choice suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season, and tight end Jordan Leggett suffered torn meniscus in his knee and will be out several weeks.  He will have an MRI Monday.

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Clemson moves up in latest AP Top 25 poll

Clemson grinded out another win Saturday, holding of Boston College in Chestnut Hill. The Tigers have won four straight games  and are creeping up the latest AP ranking. Clemson is 5-2 and ranked 21st in this week’s poll, up three spots from last week. Next, the Tigers will play host to Syracuse at 7:00 Saturday night in Death Valley.

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Morris, Venables find plenty to like in win over Boston College (AUDIO)

Stoudt make big plays with his arm and his legs

Stoudt make big plays with his arm and his legs

Clemson extended it’s winning streak to four Saturday with a 17-13 win at Boston College.  For the second straight week, the victory wasn’t secured until the Tiger defense stopped the opposition on downs deep inside their territory.

And for the second straight week, against one of the top defenses the ACC has to offer this season, the Clemson offense got by.

The running game wasn’t much of a threat though CJ Davidson did break off a 32 yard touchdown run that turned out to be the winning points.  But quarterback Cole Stoudt hit some big passes while completing a career high 29.

Here’s what coordinators Chad Morris and Brent Venables had to say following the game:

AUDIO: Chad Morris [2:43]

AUDIO: Brent Venables [1:32]