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I'm enjoying another offseason of contentment, the kind that comes with big time bowl wins over LSU and OSU, and the lack of any negative story lines.

It's not all good (see losses to USC and FSU), but it's mostly good and I'm looking forward to Aug 30.

Yes, I know it's early, but I see us having another good season and going 10-2 with losses to FSU and USC and possibly going to another major bowl.  What is your prediction today? (I won't hold you to it :) )

Glad to hear that Ryan is progressing, I've been in a similar situation with my daughter, so I know well your pain.  I want to donate...what is your website where I can plug in my credit card?




Thanks for the kind words on Ryan. I hope your daughter is well. The website is

It is extremely early but how does 9-3 sound? I think they can go 10-2 but will need to stay healthy in a lot of areas.


I just want to go on record as saying that I am disappointed that Pete Yanity got fired.  I have nothing against Don Munson, but Yanity has done a good job from my perspective.

On another subject, I'm glad that WCCP will be able to cover more of Western North Carolina now that it is moved to 105.5 FM.  

Thanks, and keep up the great work!



We are also excited about 105.5. Like you I was disappointed to hear the news on Pete. He is one of the most professional people I have ever been around. I have admired his work ethic for years. He will be missed by many Clemson fans and coaches.


What is the back story of the dismissal of Pete Yanity? Is this all about internal control of the broadcasting duties or was there a specific issue? Was this change clumsily handled by the Athletic Dept? I think Pete deserved better from Clemson.



I am not sure I can talk about private issues that have come up in this situation. I hope you can understand my reluctance. These are two friends and I think both deserve the benefit of the doubt. Sorry I could not be of more help.


Love your stuff. I am afraid Clemson will go in the wrong direction and remove Pep at season's end. When you look at the body of work over the past two years, I would argue that defense, base running and clutch hitting have been the biggest problem areas, not pitching. Yes, this year we have only had two guys consistently dominating on the mound, but our bullpen has been decimated with injuries. Our hitters batting averages/slugging/OPS, etc. is not very good against upper half of ACC. If Clemson lets Pep go, they might have let their best man walk. Just my opinion...Hope we win out. 



I think a lot has been wrong with Clemson baseball. This year it is pitching depth and bullpen along with poor infield defense. I am not sure who gets the blame or who deserves the blame but there should be enough blame to go around. Like you, I hope we win out as well.



If you put an exciting team on the field, people will come and support this team.   I was at all three games this weekend and cheered when something good happened.  I had very little to cheer about.  The bonehead plays you mentioned were things that I as well as the people sitting around me noticed.  I am not sure how much Jack is into the game.  Case in point:  Saturday night in the bottom of the 12th tying runners on 1st and 3rd no outs. Kennedy batting, hits into a double play.  why not bunt the runner on 1st to 2nd to put the tying run into scoring position.  If Kennedy cannot bunt, use Krieger to bunt even if he has a leg injury. If you tie the game up use McKibbon at 1st.  I think Jack is as frustrated as anyone.  I noticed him many times shaking his head when player after player was striking out.  Miami was so much fundamentally better than Clemson it was not even funny. 




I am not sure of a lot of things but I do know Jack is as frustrated as any fan. I also agree with you that Miami was much more fundamentally sound than Clemson. That was perhaps the biggest difference between the two clubs.


You asked readers last week if the Tigers could reach 40 wins, the unofficial number of victories to get into the NCAA baseball post season. The answer is "no." I hope getting swept by Miami this weekend signals the end of Leggett as the head coach. I hope he has the integrity to resign. If not, I hope the AD has the courage to fire him.

Kindest Regards,



Yeah. At this point 40 wins is mathematically impossible on the regular season. That is the unofficial number to host. I do think Clemson will be a two or three seed depending on how the Tigers finish the season. I also think Leggett and the administration will sit down at the end of the season and evaluate where the program is and where it needs to go.

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