Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance


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Bellamy dives for the score against NC State.

The news that Clemson running back Mike BellamyMike Bellamy
Fr. Running Back
#5 5-10, 175
Nocatee, FL

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was back on Clemson’s campus Monday afternoon came as no surprise to his former high school head coach.

Bellamy was sent back to Clemson by Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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the night before Clemson’s ACC Championship Game for a violation of team rules at the team hotel. He was also suspended from the Orange Bowl and wasn’t around for the team’s bowl practices, leading to speculation that Bellamy might opt to transfer out of the program.

No chance says Binky Waldrop.

Waldrop, Bellamy’s head coach while he was at Charlotte (Punta Gorda, Fla.) High School, told TigerNet Monday evening that he talked to the mercurial freshman three different times over the Christmas break, and during each conversation Bellamy said he was still a Clemson Tiger.

“He told me he wanted to go back to Clemson and take advantage of the second chance he had been given,” Waldrop said. “He told me there was never any other thought in his mind, and that he wanted to be a Clemson Tiger.”
Bellamy appeared in 12 games this season, carrying 57 times for 343 yards and three touchdowns, but was sent out of one practice early by Swinney and struggled with his lack of playing time behind starter Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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.

Waldrop said he also envisioned that Bellamy might want a change.

“I thought maybe when I talked to him that he would tell me he wanted to go somewhere else,” Waldrop said. “But there was no hesitation from him. He knew exactly where he wanted to be, and that was in Clemson.”

Waldrop said that his former star tried to avoid a conversation with him, but he finally got the chance to sit down with him.

“He semi-dodged me, but that was to be expected,” he said. “I saw him twice and then talked to him another time on the phone. I really didn’t give him any advice other than what I have already been telling him for the last two years – telling him to be patient and to always put the team ahead of yourself and to listen to the coaches.”

Waldrop said Bellamy showed remorse over his mistake.

“He did, and hopefully this is a growing process for him,” he said. “I am sure he understands he made a mistake and will be better for this.”

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Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
Crump®
Good decision and welcome back.***
SOLOS®
We welcome you back with open arms, Mike. Clemson is
zettner®
Mike B - - - Stick with the Team . . .
Colorguy®
Good choice Mike, and I'm also glad he has such a great HS
SolidOrange007
Glad to hear. Buckle up and come back to work.
MDT1GER
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
Mikeyg
You could have saved the board all that horse #### and just
deleted
Focused Bellamy would increase our win count
sgraupn
Anyone know what he did to get suspended?
vfral1
Re: Anyone know what he did to get suspended?
allorangeallthetime52®
RUMOR has it that he was smoking a little wacky weed!***
diePranke
Noneya bidness,
Injun Tiger
Get to work Mike***
swampdonkey®
Welcome Back Mike....Way to take Control***
CU_Tigers4life®
GREAT news! We are pulling for you Mike!!!***
gleaner63
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
summeyd®
Learn from Allen's mistakes
Cooper21
that's good to hear!***
freakgeek
Welcome back. This Is your time to shine Bellamy.***
colemanfan
Really pulling for this young man!!***
CATFISH1965
Good news.........Go Tigers***
retired®
Great News. Welcome back, your team needs you***
andylayne
Welcome back Mike, now help us win a national title or BCS..
tigerking79®
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
tigerfan1382®
Welcome back!***
UtilTiger
Welcome back
Fireball
Welcome back
Ayejoe
Welcome Back...make the best of your second chance!***
tigertomw
BEST news about this kid in a while
Zeus
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
Tigersdomination
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
Tigersdomination
come on back, what's the worst that can happen
TIGERCOOK®
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
timculley
Dabo & Bellamy did the right thing. MB could be NFL good.***
Razzmatazz
Good to have you back, Mike. Clemson needs you, focused.***
nkickha
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
CaseyKasey®
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
CactusJack
Welcome back 2 Tigertown Mike. U got 3 years now to do it!
lightbulbbill®
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance
jif91
Bellamy, this is not SC, You won't keep getting 2nd chances
tigerfan28173

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