A distraught Clemson fan is caught by ESPN cameras after the Tigers lost at Georgia Tech, 30-27, on Sept. 10. The video is taken directly from ESPN's broadcast feed, and Chris Fowler, Craig James and Jesse Palmer all share a laugh during a commercial break. They tone it down considerably when they come back live. Thanks to Dashiell Bennett of Deadspin.
Clemson's Dabo Swinney gives ESPN's Todd Harris a preview of his halftime speech during Saturday's game against Florida State. Whatever message Swinney was planning to get across to his team, it didn't work. The Seminoles smoked the Tigers in the second half, 21-10, in cruising to a 41-27 victory at Tallahassee.
Who's cashing in on the firing of Tommy Bowden? The site Solid Boom! for one. It was created Sept. 30 with the stated goal of "bringing Will Muschamp to Clemson. To a lesser extent, it is also about letting Tommy Bowden go."
Now that part of the Solid Boom! wish has been granted, the site could be making a small fortune in T-shirt sales.
And who had the Bowden story first, or at least the indication that Clemson officials were getting ready to make a move? The site Block C reported last Friday that Bowden was expected to be fired, possibly as early as that afternoon.
This is what the Georgia Dome looked like Saturday night in the closing seconds of Alabama's 34-10 victory over Clemson. You can click the image for an enlarged view. Note that Tiger fans have abandoned their team and the Crimson Tide faithful are hanging to Rammer Jammer Clemson. Thanks to Mike, who found this image on Roll 'Bama Roll.
"Does he always give freshman a play like that?" Spurrier asked.
Clemson's Tommy Bowden said after the game he promised Harper the carry, a promise he made while recruiting the player. Bowden had done the same for prized recruits C.J. Spiller and James Davis and said he had no plans to abandon the practice.
"You'll never see me do that," Spurrier said, "I just think you gotta' earn it. Didn’t [Harper] have an ankle injury or a knee injury or something during [fall] camp?
"I don't think there's many guys who do that anymore. I guess if it helps recruiting that's something you can do."