TigerNet Talk: Did Someone Say Pergola?
Virginia week on Tigernet tends to lead to two types of posts. Posts from those
who know what pergolas are and posts from those who want to know. This week,
things started off the same, but it seems the coaching situation has replaced
the some of the usual talk of pergola construction. Did anyone hear that
Clemson will be adding one to the east side of Memorial Stadium next season? I
kid, I kid.
There was a time when Clemson fans could chalk the Virginia game up in the win
column before loading up the vehicle for the game. Clemson once owned a 29-0
series advantage and every Tiger fan expected to win verses the Cavilers.
However, that all ended in 1990 and since that time, UVA has led the series
8-6-1. Many Clemson fans still blame Ken Hatfield for this series taking a turn
for the worst. However, Hatfield did finish his career with a winning record
going 2-1-1 against the Wahoo's, but the same can't be said for the two
Tommy's. West finished 1-4 while Bowden went 3-3 in his time at Clemson.
Since the expansion of the ACC Clemson and Virginia don't see each other every
year. These two teams last squared off in 2004. In that game, a 9th ranked
Virginia team dominated the Tigers 30-10 and secured their largest margin of
victory in the series. In an odd event, I don't think either team has a player
with game experience against the other squad. I don't recall that ever
happening for Clemson. I guess this is one of the adjustments that have to be
made with a twelve team conference. It will be interesting to see how Clemson
responds in a must win game on the road.
Switching gears a bit, as the football season begins to wind down, the search
for Clemson's next head coach continues. With Texas seemingly securing Will
Muschamp as "Coach In Waiting", Clemson now turns it's attention towards other
coaching candidates. The one thing that seems to become more apparent each week
is that no one really knows what is going on.
There is tons of speculation and investigation, but very little has come from
any of the information. This week, I talk about the possibility of Lane Kiffin,
my third choice, becoming the next head coach at Clemson.
Anyhow, if you can't get that pergola out of your mind, learn to build one
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