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The really interesting "jersey story" is what will happen down the road with #4? As we all know, #4 belongs to Steve Fuller who gave his blessing for MR. WATSON to wear the number and wow how he has he worn it. What will happen when Watson is gone? Will he be in the Ring of Honor? Will #4 be retired a second time or how in the world could you do that? Time will tell but the results will be interesting and probably ruffle some feathers along the way but what a great problem it is.



I would like to see the tradition continue. I would love to see Hunter Johnson wear the number and wear a Fuller/Watson patch. To me, you can use it in recruiting quarterbacks. I think schools should retire jerseys but not numbers.


You expressed to point well. Local merchants are missing the opportunity to sell based on a stars number, likeness etc. As well as the school.

I had the same situation this way. I bought a boat which I had customized a certain way which looked very cool. I was asked by the dealer who didn’t do the customization, pay or design it ask if he could take a picture of me speeding by. I assumed it would be for him putting up in the office. I then drive a two week expedition from Fairbanks down the China river, Tanana river and Yukon. Across the Norton sound. It was a fun adventure.

When I get home I am surprised to see that a half page ad of my son and I clearly in the boat in the “Bush Mailer” an ad paper. We went by and stopped at twenty villages that the dealer serviced.

Football is a labor of love for a lot of us. But it is a labor. The NCAA more or less is the labor control board by controlling contact hours by coaches and practice time. So looking at your statement again on the merchants losing out on a sale, in light of where the labor for that worth comes. I feel that compensation is due.

As afar as asking an active player, that’s a little unfair.



In my opinion, we are still talking about amateur athletics. These players get tuition, room, board, medical, vision, and dental. All of their medical expenses are covered. Their surgeries and rehabs are covered. They access to professional conditioning and nutritionists. They get free tutors. Student-athletes work their butts off, but they are still amateurs who are training for their jobs after college.


I wish you would do a blog on these newly hired HS coaches. I don't understand any of this except it was something Dabo wanted to do. Perhaps, another example of too many bux sloshing around in the program.



The model that Nick Saban put in place is to have a bunch of cooks in the kitchen. The support staffs continue to grow. Clemson hired two very good football people this week. They will be valuable additions.

Mickey -- Is Terry Allen working with the Tigers RBs again this spring and/or this season? He seemed to work wonders with an already talented Wayne Gallman last year.

Ztiger93 in Fla.


I have not out to spring practice this season, but I think TA is still with the program. He is a valuable asset to the program. He is still one of my favorite Tigers.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't basketball get more attendance at the well this year than at littlejohn in 2014-15 ? If more people went to basketball games in Greenville, doesn't that kind of show that a new arena in Clemson is somewhat of a wasted opportunity to spend money on something else? I mean, the new arena could get lots and lots of people to show up, don't get me wrong, but there is always the possibility of having wasted money. I don't know, maybe I'm just some guy making stupid theories of "what if" this, and "what if" that. What do you think?

Also, if like to say I love your blog and I read everything you post.

Thanks ,mm m



They drew pretty well in Greenville, but can't play in Greenville every year. I wouldn't mind seeing the Tigers play there once a year. Also, I am not sure a new coliseum was needed. I would have done a facelift and build a world class practice facility and coaches offices.


Good job as always. I always look forward to what you have to say about our Tigers. Ive re-watched the Bama game 7 or 8 times now. No, im not a glutton for punishment, but rather still mesmerized by Deshaun Watson's performance against that Defense (boy they were big and fast, weren't they)? A performance that, since this was the last game of the College Football season, will hopefully be revisited and discussed by the media once the CFB chatter picks up again this summer. Do you think DW4’s play against “the best defense in years” could factor into 2016 Heisman voting? The Postseason is now multiple games extending an entire month after the Heisman is awarded each December. Heisman winners/finalists are almost always draft-eligible and take advantage of their great year to do just that- leave school for the NFL. Coincidently, their performances in the “postseason” are frequently unimpressive. If Watson (and Mccaffrey) continue their high level of play in September, could it give them a leg up?



I still haven't watched it. I just can't bring myself to it. I have it DVRed but can't pull the trigger yet.

Yes, I think the game will play a factor in the 2016 Heisman voting because he enters the season as the favorite. You still have to win it on the field, but he will be the most watched player in the country next season.

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Those who need our prayers include: 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, 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, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira,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, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon Thompson, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, 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, Amanda Peake, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan and Jacki Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Dawson Bourne, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Jeanne Thompson, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon Kirkland and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Josh Cox, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, Kristin Heckman, Jennifer Johnson, Jay Johnson, Lyndsie Johnson, Emily Davis, Hayes Davis, Judy Towe, Johnny Towe, Ken Brown, Elaine Brown, Rhonda Thompson, Tim Davis, Jacob Greinke, Jack Finley, Richard and Clara Crawford, Zach and Griffin Johnson, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, Todd Price and family, Rosemary A Flynn, Dr. Mickey Shealy family, Mr. Gillespie, Bobbi Nicholson, Dr. Matt Stower, Tyler Kemmerlin, Parks Hutto, Patrick DeStefano, Robert Summerville, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch, Drew Moore, Allison Williams, Nicholas Wickiser, Lena Wright, Elizabeth Bruner, Bobbi Simpson, Hammond Family, Elaine G. Duvall, Addison Grace, Bennie Cunningham, Kevin Orcutt, Alan Finley, Keith Wells, Steve Byrd, Jessica Hernandez, Wayne Mullins, Rita Alexander, Tony Osterman, family and friends of Gary Cooper, Tonya Gibson, Mary Carmen Harman, Derk Denton,Tim Vacek, Mike Vacek, Jerry Brown, Phil Compton, Alma Jean Sullivan, Lindsey Motley, Riley Cook, Dwayne Wood, Eileen Haslam, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.

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