TigerNet Talk: So Similar, Yet So Different

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Last season it was Clemson's win over Auburn that gave a glimpse of what Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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' offense could become. The Tigers put up 624 yards, routed the defending national champs, and the country was introduced to a freshman named Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
So. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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. The focus on Clemson at the time was reminiscent of how Cam Newton's Auburn teams captivated the country during the 2010 season.

This weekend on a neutral site, Clemson will get a chance to win the rubber match in this three game series with the Auburn Tigers. Two years ago, it was Auburn who squeaked by with a win at home in overtime and eventually became the national champions. Were it not for a snap infraction and a dropped ball by the Clemson Tigers, perhaps no one would know the name Harvey Updyke.

Much like Auburn's 2010 team, last season's win for Clemson allowed them to make an eight week run in the national spotlight. You couldn't turn on a college talk show without hearing about the high profile offense Clemson was bringing to the table. Much of that exposure has led to our recent recruiting classes being loaded with talent.

This game features teams with similarities both on and off the field. Mascots, campuses, colors, slogans, youthful teams, expectations, but only one set of Tigers can get the win.

Will the experience of Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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and a revamped rushing attack "Pistol Whip" the Tigers from the Plains? Can the talented weapons who surround Boyd step up without Sammy Watkins in the fold? Or will an Auburn team with a quarterback who is trying to make a name for himself bask in the early season spotlight? Tune in to TigerNet Talk #149 to find out who Lawton thinks brings home the opening game in Atlanta.

Plus David Hood and Cody Webb are Lawton's special guests.

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