October 25, 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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Steve Spurrier says there’s no pressure this week, oh and he’s not taking the Florida job (AUDIO)

No, Steve Spurrier is not interested going back to Florida to coach the Gators.

No, Steve Spurrier is not interested going back to Florida to coach the Gators.

Steve Spurrier held his weekly press conference Tuesday to preview the Gamecocks upcoming matchup at fifth ranked Auburn. The Gamecocks are an 18 point underdog this weekend; they have never beat the Tigers since joining the SEC in 1992. In fact, the last time the Gamecocks beat Auburn a man named Franklin D. Roosevelt lived in the White House. The year, 1933. Oh, Spurrier also answered a question about the buzz that he could be on Florida’s radar if the dump Will Muschamp. Enjoy!

  • Spurrier opened his press conference with this: “We are going to Auburn, the loveliest village on the Plains.”
  • J.T Surratt is still doubtful for the game. Busta Anderson tore his other triceps muscle and could miss the next two or three weeks or longer. Brandon Wilds should be back this week, same with Bryson Allen-Williams
  • Spurrier on how confident he is in his backup QBs after the way they played vs Furman: “Oh, they struggled a little bit.”
  • Spurrier: The backup kids are coming around, but hopefully they won’t have to play too much.
  • Spurrier said they take their football seriously at Auburn.
  • SOS on AU run: We will put a bunch of guys up there and see if we can stop them. You’ve always got to have hope something good will happen.
  • Spurrier: We slowed Georgia down a bit when we played them.”
  • Spurrier said he’s not 100 percent sure what head coaches that don’t call the offense or defensive plays do all week.
  • Spurrier on the talk about him returning to Florida: He laughed and said: “I’ve told people my next move will be to Crescent, Beach Florida.

AUDIO: Steve Spurrier


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...]

Gamecocks and Vols will play under the lights

USC vs UT will be in prime time

USC vs UT will be in prime time

Each of the University of South Carolina’s next two football games will kick at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by the SEC Network, according to the Southeastern Conference offices.

The Gamecocks (4-3, 2-3 SEC) will travel to Auburn this week to face the No. 5/6 Tigers (5-1, 2-1 SEC) on Saturday, October 25. Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer will be the announcers with Maria Taylor working the sidelines.

The Gamecocks will host the Tennessee Volunteers in another 7:30 p.m. ET start on Saturday, November 1. The SEC Network crew working that contest has not yet been announced.

Here are the football TV selections for November 1:

SEC NETWORK             12:00 ET    UL Monroe at Texas A&M
CBS                                  3:30 ET      Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
SEC NETWORK             4:00 ET      Kentucky at Missouri
ESPNU                             7:00 ET      Old Dominion at Vanderbilt
ESPN*                              7:00 ET      Arkansas at Mississippi State or Auburn at Ole Miss
ESPN2*                            7:15 ET      Arkansas at Mississippi State  or Auburn at Ole Miss
SEC NETWORK              7:30 ET       Tennessee at South Carolina

* Network will be selected after games of Oct. 25.  Time will not change.

Here’s the ACC TV schedule for November 1:

Duke at Pitt, ESPNU, Noon

Boston College at Virginia Tech, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m. (split network)

North Carolina at Miami, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m. (split network)

NC State at Syracuse, RSN, 3 p.m.

Virginia at Georgia Tech, ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.

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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