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Swinney: #Clemson defense accepted the challenge (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the media via teleconference a day after his team’s 24-10 victory over Texas A&M. Coach Swinney was happy his defense “accepted the challenge” of slowing A&M, limiting the Aggies to 289 yards of total offense. According to Swinney, the defense, “controlled the line of scrimmage and impacted the quarterback.” …

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#Gamecocks take out their aggression on Buccaneers, set school mark for yardage in 72-10 victory (VIDEO/AUDIO)

Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks got what was expected in their home opener, but also sorely needed, after faltering in Week 1 as double-digit favorites. While North Carolina’s Mack Brown was dancing, Muschamp and his staff were preparing freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski for his first career start. So far, so good, as the highly touted …

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Talking Tuesday: Swinney previews #Clemson showdown with Texas A&M (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney stressed the challenge ahead in the form of Texas A&M to the assembled media at his weekly press conference, Tuesday. The Tigers narrowly defeated the Aggies 28-26 at College Station last season in a game that saw A&M pile up 501 yards of offense. But to illustrate how much has …

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Will Muschamp: We’re evaluating everything #Gamecocks (AUDIO)

Will Muschamp addressed the media via conference call Sunday to preview South Carolina‘s Week 2 matchup with Charleston Southern. But after the Gamecocks suffered a devastating loss to North Carolina as a double-digit favorite Saturday, all of the questions Coach Muschamp faced were in reference to correcting the mistakes his team made in the season …

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Dabo Swinney: Texas A&M will be a handful #Clemson (AUDIO)

Dabo Swinney addressed the media via conference call Sunday to preview Clemson‘s game against Texas A&M. The Tigers and Aggies are both coming off decisive Game 1 victories. Texas A&M handled Texas State 41-7, Saturday, and Clemson picked up a 52-14 conference win over Georgia Tech, Thursday night. In addition to posting convincing victories, both …

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Keselowski: Darlington makes you feel like a race car driver (AUDIO)

Brad Keselowski is looking to make it two in a row at the track “Too Tough to Tame” in Sunday’s Bojangle’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Keselowski narrowly held off Joey Logano and Kyle Larson in the 2018 event thanks largely to a lightning quick pit stop. Keselowski currently sits sixth in the 2019 Monster …

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Dale Jr. set to get back behind the wheel at Darlington (AUDIO)

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. met with the media Friday at Darlington Raceway for the first time since he and his family were involved in a fiery plane crash in mid-August. Earnhardt said, “It’s good to be doing something normal. We’ve been taking some time to ourselves. Things have been very good. My wife loves to be …

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#STRecruiting: RB Phil Mafah commits to Tigers ahead of #Clemson season opener

Running back Phil Mafah (6-1 215) of Loganville, GA committed to Clemson Thursday night ahead of the Tigers’ season opener against Georgia Tech. Mafah, a member of the 2021 class, committed to Clemson while on an unofficial visit to campus. He’s Clemson’s first commitment for the 2021 class and is one of two running backs …

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Swinney and Lawrence preview Georgia Tech and #Clemson (AUDIO)

Clemson will begin defense of its national title Thursday night in Death Valley against long-time rival Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets lead the all-time series 50-31-2, but the Tigers have won the last four in convincing fashion (average score: Clemson 35.5, Georgia Tech 15.5). The spread of 36 points illustrates the perceived talent differential in …

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#Gamecocks OC Bryan McClendon addresses Joyner’s future (AUDIO)

South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon met with the media after the Gamecocks’ practice Tuesday to give the latest updates on the quarterback depth behind starter Jake Bentley. McClendon confirmed the reports that freshman Ryan Hilinski has been named the Gamecocks backup quarterback after the staff reviewed the film of Saturday’s scrimmage, meaning Dakereon Joyner …

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Swinney recaps final #Clemson scrimmage before season opener (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shared some good news and some bad news with the media following his team’s final scrimmage before the season opener against Georgia Tech. The good news: Clemson’s first team offense and the first team defense dominated the reserves. The bad news: Clemson’s reserves were dominated by the starters. Coach Swinney …

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Tavien Feaster: RB Coach Brown deciding factor in decision to join #Gamecocks (AUDIO)

Transfer running back Tavien Feaster met with the media Thursday for the first time since joining the Gamecocks. Feaster noted his relationship with running backs coach Thomas Brown and the role Brown played in his decision to choose South Carolina, “It was definitely Coach Brown. He has an amazing track record. That was the biggest …

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