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New Story: Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 7:26 PM
 

 
Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year

Some of this has been posted before, but some of the notes and nuggets that were gleaned from Clemson’s thrilling 35-31 win over Alabama Monday night are fascinating.
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Clemson is the shiznik.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 7:40 PM
 

Congratulation to our entire football squad including Drad. GO TIGERS!!!

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Here are a few

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 10:31 PM
 

Both championships in Florida, where we are 2-0 in championship games. Should be a requirement in the future to play there.

Both championship QB's from Georgia but were basically ignored by UGA

Both QB's were African-American. Something USC has never had for a full season and UGA only once. Clemson, to my recollection, has had 13 full seasons with African-American QB's, 8 of which I believe resulted in 10 or more wins. Homer(1), Cameron(2), Tajh(3) and Deshaun(2). All but Tajh were from Georgia

Zerrick Cooper is from Georgia :)

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Deshaun "committed" to Clemson when he was a sophomore?


Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 11:01 PM
 

Right? UGA didn't really have a shot.

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We need to build a mausoleum, a tomb, a cenotaph, something grand

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 7:44 PM
 

for the Bama win.

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Vt fans would think its disrespectful to them somehow***

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 7:57 PM
 



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Re: New Story: Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 7:52 PM
 

Clemson brought home a total of 11 team trophies this season:

http://www.tigernet.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1664183&tstart=0

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I have one Mr. Hood...a personal one...

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 7:58 PM
 

I was a freshman at Clemson and in attendance for the 1982 Orange Bowl to witness Clemson win the 1981 National Championship.

My daughter is currently a freshman at Clemson and in attendance with me for the 2017 National Championship game to witness Clemson win the 2016 National Championship.

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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.


Amazing BigCUFan...

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:31 PM
 

I too was a freshman in 1981 and attended the Orange Bowl in 1982 for the National Championship. That year my family (Mom leading the way) took us to Florida to Disney World and then I hooked up with my roommate and headed to the game. This time I was able to take my Mom to the game with my cousin (2000) and nephew (current junior at Clemson). My two daughters recently graduated from Clemson as well so it is a family thing. Wish I could have taken my wife (1986), daughters and future student (son) but they were all cheering at any rate! Congrats on being able to share that with your freshman daughter!

Go Tigers!!!

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Re: New Story: Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:03 PM
 

Holy crap I did not know Perry Tuttle's son was on the team.

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Re: New Story: Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year


Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:40 PM
 

> Holy crap I did not know Perry Tuttle's son was on
> the team.

Kanyon transferred from ETSU (I believe)

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We beat Ohio St on New Year's Eve***

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:22 PM
 



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NO FARMERS NO FOOD


Here's a stat for you

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:24 PM
 

For the second year in a row, Clemson's seniors have notched the same or fewer losses than South Carolina's freshmen.

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This season, we owned the State of Alabama.


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 9:21 AM
 

Victories over Auburn, Troy, and the University of Alabama!

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Re: New Story: Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:27 PM
 

Dabo Swinney....the first coach to beat urban myers and nick sabban in the same season........also Clemson had to go through the past 2 national champions to win the 3rd

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Urban and Saban in Back to back games!

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:36 PM
 

no one did that, even teams in the same conference

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Re: Urban and Saban in Back to back games!

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 8:45 PM
 

No one would ever schedule that, would only happen in BCS bowl series or at the end of one season and the start of the next.

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They coached in the SEC together***


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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 9:08 PM
 

Hunter(13) ended the 13 game losing streak. No matter how you look at it 13 or backwards 31 points they scored will go down in history.

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I got a good one for you

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 9:15 PM
 

The last 3 national champs had this in common:
Will Muschamp was on the coaching staff of their biggest rival.

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anybody remember that basketball win? for some reason


Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 9:29 PM
 

I seem to remember listening to it on the radio. Wasn't that the game where Jim Philips was having some fun at the end of the game by saying something like, "I'll let you fans tell from the crowd whether these free throws are good"?

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Won't we only get 3 tombstones? Va Tech at 16 was a

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 9:48 PM
 

neutral site game. I thought the tombstone rule was Top 25 on the road, Top 10 at neutral site? Am I mistaken?

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I don't believe you are. The fourth *should* be Auburn.***


Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 10:39 PM
 



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oh yeah! Auburn was, what? 24th when we played them?


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 12:00 PM
 

We should get 4 then!

@ Auburn (24)
@ FSU (12)
@ Fiesta Bowl vs OSU (3)
@ Natty vs Bama (1)

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They tweaked tombstone rules several years back


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 6:36 AM
 

so that now a tombstone goes in for any non-home win over a ranked team. I *believe* this was first done for the 2003 Peach Bowl win over Tennessee, though I can't recall for certain.

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Yeah, they tweaked it for Top 10 teams, TN was #6.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 7:16 AM
 

I am under the same impression as @clemsonsuzi on this.

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I think that's true, and I think it was a mistake.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 9:02 AM
 

Honestly, the tombstone tradition was cooler when it was a recognition of going into the HOUSE of a ranked opponent and beating them. And that's because it's rare, and difficult. Now the tradition amounts to "You beat a ranked team without the help of Death Valley." Very different. And when we play ranked teams in the post-season, usually that means we're ranked highly too.

Just my opinion but I liked it better the old way.

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Re: I agree very strongly!!***


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Re: I think that's true, and I think it was a mistake.


Posted: Jan 13, 2017, 12:14 PM
 

I actually agree with this. It's nice to commemorate big bowl wins over ranked teams, but I think doing it in a different way would be better.

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Re: New Story: Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year


Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 10:56 PM
 

All you can say is "WOW ! GO TIGERS !!!!!!!!

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Since 2010, we have played the big 3 of the SEC

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Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 11:15 PM
 

7 times. USC has played them 6.

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The big 3 being Alabama, Auburn, and LSU***


Posted: Jan 11, 2017, 11:20 PM
 



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You could add UGA and add 2 more games


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 8:30 AM
 

Of course, UGA hasn't been on the same level as the other in terms of recent championships, and including them would also warrant including UF in the top 5 SEC programs, but it's still interesting to note all of our success against the "Mighty SEC."

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We beat a #1, #2, and #3 all...


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 1:27 AM
 

in the same year. Bama(#1), Ohio St.(#2) and Louisville(#3). Wonder how many teams have done that?

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a son was born, making it personal

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Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 6:54 AM
 

1981 I was born, and in 2017 my first son will be born next month. This is gonna be a great year! #yearofthetiger ????

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Re: a son was born, making it personal


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 7:53 AM
 

Congrats! Hope all goes well with the new little Tiger!

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3 more Good Ones: Won @AU,@GT, and beat Bama


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 8:28 AM
 

First win at Auburn since 1951
First win at GT since 2003
First win against Bama since 1905

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Re: New Story: Four tombstones? The numbers say it was that kind of year


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 9:19 AM
 

Here's my special connection:
In 1981 I was a sophomore student at Clemson when Homer Jordan and company won our school's first title and now 35 years later my son is a sophomore at Clemson with DW4 and company winning it all again!!! Full circle baby!!

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The Bama NC tombstone needs to be different


Posted: Jan 12, 2017, 10:42 AM
 

We need to reserve a special design for future NC tombstones. Maybe make them bigger, or whatever. JUST for NC tombstones.

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Get ready for more "Bama feels disrespected" comments. LOL**


Posted: Jan 14, 2017, 1:55 AM
 

GO TIGERS!!

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--Henry David Thoreau


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