Bellamy wants to take advantage of second chance


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