TigerNet Talk: A Season on the Brink

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It's mid year and lots of Tiger fans are slowly unpacking their Clemson
basketball gear, hoping for another great season by Coach Oliver Purnell and
the boys. It's doubtful many of the Tiger faithful expected to be talking too
much basketball before the end of bowl season.

Unfortunately, things haven't gone according to plan. Unless your plan
consisted of, losing three out of your first four ACC games, removing Head
Coach Tommy Bowden, releasing Rob Spence, and getting roughly four months to
debate the next head coaching choice. The dreams of going to a BCS bowl game
have quickly turned into hopes of ending the season with a winning record.

Clemson has yet to break through against their relatively new ACC opponent
Boston College. In each of the last three years, the Eagles have been the
stumbling block, that has kept the Tigers from an Atlantic Coast Conference
Championship game. At least that's not one of our worries this weekend, that is
if someone actually wants to win the Atlantic side of the conference.

In the three previous match ups, Boston College has been the more physical
team. The Eagles have played better football during the critical situations.
College football comes down to making plays and in this series Boston College
has dominated that department. In order for Clemson to turn things around this
week, Coach Swinney will have to pack a 55 gallon drum of...well, you know.

El Swann®


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