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If Clemson is to defeat Auburn Saturday night in the season opener, the Tigers will have to deal with Auburn’s loud and hostile crowd. Jeff Scott thinks the Tigers have the focus to accomplish that. Photo by John Reed / USATODAY
Heisman Trophy candidate Deshaun Watson open the season Saturday night at Auburn, but it won’t be Watson’s first visit to the campus. What does he say about his recruiting visit to Auburn? What are his thoughts on the opener?
With all apologies to Santa Claus, Christmas music and holiday baking, the opening weekend of college football is the most wonderful time of year.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney met with the media via conference call Sunday evening, and he said season opener’s take forever to arrive while the seasons by too fast.
Clemson’s Tennessee connection continues to shine as high school football ramped up around the region. Some teams played week zero games a week ago, but the rest of the schedule got into full swing Friday and Saturday, including a matchup between IMG Academy and Grayson.
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