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Which school disappointed you the most? “It was probably Clemson. They came out there during the spring of my junior year, and I was actually pretty interested in Clemson. They came out there and got my number. But I never received a call. There’s no hard feelings or anything like that. I was expecting a call from them, but it’s all good.”-Dyshon Sims (AJC)

Mickey what do you think about this quote? I know we cant get them all but seem like we would have had a great shot.

Go Tigers!



I am not sure what happened in this specific instance but I can tell you that I would be surprised if the staff did not have a very good reason to not pursue him. In some cases they may not like him as a player. Sometimes its character. Sometimes its academics. Sometimes its a position or a numbers thing. Sometimes they know they were not going to be able to sign him. I would be shocked if it was any other reason. I feel very confident the staff evaluated and chose to go in another direction.

Dear Mickey,

I am a long time listener, big fan of the show and Tigernet. I enjoy the great job you guys, and Gal do!  I was intrigued by the comments about Steve Fuller last week (Roy’s show) about possible color guys for the broadcast, and curious about W. Merrit leaving and the recent resignation of the G. Tech play by play guy, and was doing some research, and came up with the following information regarding incorrect records. Also very curious as to why some Clemson Greats have not been involved with the program e.g. Charlie Waters, Steve Fuller, Ray Yauger, Jack Anderson and others. I remember watching these guys as a kid. They were my heroes. C Waters was an All American, and had a fantastic Pro career. Just curios about Buddy Gore’s exclusion.

Any thoughts wold be appreciated. I wonder what Tim Bourett might know too.

The record books for Clemson rushing yards (career) have:

1. Raymond Priester 3,966

2. James DavisJames Davis
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3 .CJ Spiller 3,547

4. Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back (2008 - 2012)
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5. Travis Zachary 3,043

6. Kenny Flowers 2,914

7. Buddy Gore 2,571      “Buddy Gore Should be here” but is not mentioned anywhere in the records

7. Woodrow Dantzler 2,623

8. Chuck McSwain 2,320

9.    So on

10. So on

There is no mention of Buddy Gore 1966-1968 Buddy rushed for 2,571 yards and is nowhere in the record book. He should have placed 7th just ahead of Woody Dantzler. Can anyone explain this? I have included a link to these records. Buddy was a legend and I believe held the record longer than anyone in CU history. Why is he not mentioned, and or brought back for recognition. He held the record for 18 years.



Part of the reason is a younger fan base. I am 46 and never saw Buddy Gore play. I can't comment on him. I know of him and knew he was a terrific player but as time goes by he gets overlooked. Also Gore played on some good teams but not as good as some of the teams from 1977 on.


I was almost ready to give Coach Leggett the benefit of the doubt after starting 2-0 in ACC tournament play, but the performance against GT killed me.  I feel that despite all he has accomplished here, Jack LeggettJack Leggett
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's tenure is pretty much starting to play out like Tommy BowdenTommy Bowden
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's tenure in football.  Both seems content to be at the helm of just average programs, and when they do get to where they can accomplish something of significance, they come out with subpar performances either against lesser competition or when it's crunch time.  And just like the football fans did, the baseball fans are tired of having their hearts ripped out.  Do you think that the AD will remove Jack at season's in or pressure him to bring in a guy to be a coach-in-waiting for next season?



At this point I have no idea what Dan Radakovich is thinking. His policy, like most of his peers, is to not comment on a program during the season. He says he will evaluate each program at the end of each season. At this point, I don't know of anyone that knows what his thoughts are concerning baseball.


Pool play stinks to high heaven. Somehow some way need to put an end to that nonsense and go back to double elimination in some form. Even like Omaha would work. Make it a week-long affair with 2 groups of 8 and then a single game championship. Why is one 2-1 record better than another? Makes no sense. Also makes no sense to allow the winner of a play-in game to have a consistent three-day run of all 3 games at the same time(GT actually had 4 straight days of 3pm games.) Tell me that is not at least a slight advantage. Why give that to play-in winner! Good old ACC trying to purposely make things weird so that it dilutes the strength of regular season results and makes it more likely that 1 of the Big 4 reaches final game. Why even have divisions if you are going to seed based on overall record that includes some teams in other divisions but some teams don’t play other teams at all? The whole thing, regular season and the “tournament” needs a complete overhaul.


What they have now is really NOT a tournament. Should change the name to the ACC Tobacco Road Exhibition to See if We Can Somehow Keep Some of Our Guys Alive for Post Season without really having to try event.






Pool play is perhaps the worst way to decide a champion. I don't know anyone who supports it. The fans complain. It doesn't sit well with almost everyone I know. For the life of me I don't understand their reasoning.

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Those who need our prayers include:Finn Brookover, Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S, Daniel Rosborough, The Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L, Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs,Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys", Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas. V Family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers,Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Joyce Bussey, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr, Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, Chad Berry, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Dot Cartee, Ayden Mills, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Zachary Stoller, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, William Ross, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
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, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Clay Childers, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G, William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Travis Patterson, Amanda Peake, Danny Hammond, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, The Sturkey Family, Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Doug Bailey and family, Jenna, Mark Lawrence, Harlan Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Edward Easterling, Dawson Bourne, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Robert Summerville, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Teettt Senn, Jim Lanier, Bob Garrett, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Jeanne Thompson, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon KirklandLevon Kirkland
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and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, Patrick DeStefanoPatrick DeStefano
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, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Mark Whitten, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day plus their families.

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