Pigskin Prophet: Opening week edition

College football is back, and that means it’s time to start taking a look at some of the big games that will pop up over the weekend. It all gets started on Thursday with a bevy of big games, including Carolina playing against the Gamecocks in Charlotte.

Terriers excited for trip to Death Valley

Mike Ayers’ Wofford program doesn’t run away from games against FBS programs in big-time environments. In fact, Ayers embraces the kind of game his team will face Saturday at Clemson to open the 2015 season. Photo by Kevin Liles / USATODAY


Wednesday night practice update
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney looked and acted excited about the season’s start during his Tuesday press conference, and that trend continued following Wednesday’s practice session.


Is Clemson among the nation's elite?
Is Clemson one of the nation’s elite programs? That question was posed to head coach Dabo Swinney Monday, and his answer speaks volumes about his goals.


No Drop-Off
Carlos Watkins is the man in the middle, and now he’s the leader of a young defensive line that is dealing with the loss of D.J. Reader. However, Watkins says there won't be a drop-off for the defense or the defensive line.


Option week: Tigers prepare for dreaded cut blocks
Clemson opens the 2015 season Saturday against in-state and FCS foe Wofford, and it was the Terriers’ offense that had Tiger defensive coordinator Brent Venables excited on Tuesday. What does he say about the cut blocks?


Game Week: Swinney excited for start of season
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was the most excited person in the room Tuesday morning as he previewed Saturday's season opener against Wofford. What's the latest injury news?

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09/05Wofford$12:30 PMESPN3; ACCN
09/12Appalachian State+12:30 PM
09/17@Louisville7:30 PM
09/26Open Date
10/03Notre Dame%TBA
10/10Georgia Tech~TBA
10/17Boston College^TBA
10/24@MiamiTBA
10/31@NC StateTBA
11/07Florida State*TBA
11/14@SyracuseTBA
11/21Wake Forest#TBA
11/28@South CarolinaTBA
$Youth Day; +Family Weekend; %IPTAY Day; ~Hall of Fame Day; ^Homecoming; *Solid Orange Day; #Senior Day/Military Appreciation Day/Purple Out; all times ET
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