Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day

Today is the worst holiday of the year. I am amazed that hallmark knows exactly how I feel about the people I love and knows exactly how to put it on a $4.95 piece of paper. I love one heart shaped box of chocolate can make up for 364 days of mistreatment.

I say if you treat your loved one well for most of the 365 days each year then this day is not need. St. Valentine's Day is a mulligan.

But since it is a holiday I decided to take a few minutes and write the things I love about Clemson. The bitching and complaining can come at a later date. Here are some mushy and some corny, some serious and some light-hearted, and actually only some of the things I love about this place:

Death Valley

The Hill

The Rock

The West End Zone

Our new video boards and ribbon boards

Our fight song

Our colors

Our mascot

The Tiger Paw

Beautiful Tiger Field

The Cajun Cafe

The Larry Penley Building

Our new indoor practice facility

Indoor track meets

Dabo's optimism

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

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's toughness

Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS Jr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

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's consistency

Our recruiting efforts

The way we honor our former players

Military Appreciation Day

The great Tigers who have left us like Dr. Edwards

Bob Bradley

Captain Jervey

Coach Howard

Coach Wilhelm

Coach Pollock

Gaines AdamsGaines Adams
Defensive End
# 6-5, 260
Greenwood, SC

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Glen Brackin

Chester McGlockton

Our special student-athletes like Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez
RS Fr. Wide Receiver
#83 5-8, 175
Stafford, VA

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Cliff Hammonds

Bert Heffernan

Brian Barnes

Jason Dawsey

The kindest Tigers like Jason Embler

Tanner Smith

The way Clemson supports my son Ryan and his foundation

Our sunsets

The Esso

The greatest restaurants for a town of our size

Road tripping to Clemson games

The way our former golfers support our program

The way Larry Penley says there are no former Clemson golfers. They are always just Clemson golfers.

K.J. McDaniels' thunderous put backs

The first few notes of the Orange Bowl march

The Ban The Woo Hoo t-shirts

Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
So. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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's explosiveness

Brent VenablesBrent Venables
Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
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' sideline energy

Keith Adams pulling Venables back on the sideline

The way Dabo sprints on the field

Dan Radakovich's aggresiveness

Dabo's Foundation

The throwback apparel at Tigertown Graphics

The Ring of Honor

Youtube highlights of old Clemson games

C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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's desire to come back and give to Clemson

Brian DawkinsBrian Dawkins
#20 6-0, 200
Jacksonville, FL

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Our rivalry with Georgia

Night games in Death Valley

Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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' energy

Tyler ShatleyTyler Shatley
RS Jr. Offensive Guard
#62 6-3, 295
Icard, NC

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's toughness

Chad KellyChad Kelly
Fr. Quarterback
#11 6-2, 210
Buffalo, NY

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's confidence

DeShawn Watson's potential

Dalvin Cook's speed

Jae'lon Oglesby's cutbacks

Our production from our tight ends under Coach Pearman

Our Signing Day success

Our presence on ESPN on Signing Day

Doc Hoover's stories about Herm Magee

Sam Blackman's Clemson books

Watching Clemson guys win on the PGA Tour

Danny Ford

Anthony WatersAnthony Waters
# 6-3, 238
Lakeview, SC

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The ACC Championship Flags and National Championship Flag above the West End Zone

Jim Davis

Trevor Adair

Sweet Tea at Mac's

The planned statue of Riggs

The blow up pics of head shots the band holds up at basketball games

The way we signal in plays from the sidelines with colored squares and famous pics

Some of our student-athletes tweets

Tajh's leadership

The best tailgating in America

Celebrating with the team after a road win

Dan Brook's backwards hat

Chad Morris's pullovers

The fatigues the coaches wear on Military Appreciation Day

Flyovers at Death Valley

Ryan Bartow's recruiting coverage

Jeff ScottJeff Scott
Assistant Coach / WRs / Recruiting Coordinator
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's recruiting energy

Our helmets

Isaiah BattleIsaiah Battle
Fr. Offensive Tackle
#79 6-6, 280
St. George, VA

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's future

The First Lady of Clemson football

Our White on White road uniforms

The Red Panda at halftime

The Zooperstars

Our improvement on short yardage in 2012

Making 20 straight field goals

Speaking to Clemson Clubs

Living in a great village

The Brad Hughes All-State Insurance Agency

Prayer List

We have started a prayer list on the blog. Here are the guidelines:

If you are offended by prayer or prayer lists then I apologize in advance. The blog is free and the prayer list will be on the bottom of the page so you don’t have to read it.

If you would like to add someone to the list please email me at

*Please let me know when it is appropriate to take the person off of the prayer list.

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, Ethel Southard, 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, Shervin Messer, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Christopher Tuten, 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, Meredith Legg, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
Defensive Tackle
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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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, the Lance family, Marcus Lattimore, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Patrick Heher, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Bill Early, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Doug Bailey and family, Johnnie Walker, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Harlan Sullins, our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day plus their families.

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