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Broadcast Info For Saturday In Atlanta

By Scott Rhymer
Just The Facts:  Broadcast Info For Saturday In Atlanta


The Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, will hit the road for the season opener, broadcasting Saturday afternoon live from Ormsby's in Atlanta, Georgia from 1:00-4:00.

Hosts:
Scott Rhymer and Willy Korn. 

Special Correspondents:
Roy Philpott and Will Vandervort

Broadcast Time and Stations:
1:00-4:00 on WCCP 104.9 FM
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Interviews:
Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, Brent Venables, Tajh Boyd, Dalton Freeman, Malachi Goodman, Xavier Brewer

Broadcast Location:
Ormsby's In Atlanta
1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta
One Mile From Bobby Dodd Stadium
Two Miles From Georgia Dome

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August 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Joe Blalock
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Today’s photo is of Joe Blalock, who lettered for Clemson at left end from 1939-1941.

Blalock was Clemson's first two-time All-American and was the leading Tiger receiver for three consecutive years. Blalock also averaged 20.34 yards per catch in his career.

Blalock was the 5th round draft choice of the Detroit Lions after the 1941 season.

Blalock is a Charter member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, being inducted in 1973. In 1999, Blalock was ranked as Clemson's #16 football player of all-time by a panel of Clemson historians.

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August 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Obed Ariri

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Today’s photo is of Obed Ariri, who lettered at kicker from 1977-1980.
Obed Ariri was enrolled at Clemson in 1977 when Charlie Pell was in dire need for a kicker. Dr. Ibrahim offered Obed only if he would still continue to play soccer. Pell agreed, and Obed went on to nail every attempt thus securing his place as the kicker for the Tigers. Obed's scholarship was shifted to Football and Pell insisted that Obed forget about soccer.
One of Obed's longest successful career kicks for Clemson came in the clutch fourth quarter against the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville on October 11, 1980 when his 52-yard boot gave the Tigers a 27-24 win. He narrowly missed a 61-yard attempt in a later game that season.
Obed was drafted in the 7th round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts but was cut from the team days before the season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired Obed in 1984 only to release him during the 1985 training camp.
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Wednesday Update: Tiger Pregame Show Gathering Location

By Scott Rhymer
Looking For Game Day Spot To Gather With Clemson Fans?

First, as a reminder, I join Mickey Plyler every Friday morning at 6:40 a.m. on WCCP 104.9 FM to break down the upcoming Clemson game. This week, Mickey and I will discuss the season opener between the Tigers of Clemson and the Tigers of Auburn.
The Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, will hit the road for the season opener, broadcasting Saturday afternoon live from Ormsby's in Atlanta, Georgia from 1:00-4:00.

Former Tiger Willy Korn will make his Tiger Pregame Show hosting debut. He will join me and Roy Philpott to break down the Clemson and Auburn game, our 117th consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play.

We have interviews with Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, Brent Venables, and several key players that will have an impact on the game. Will Vandervort will once again provide interviews for the Tiger Pregame Show, allowing fans to hear exactly what the players and coaches are thinking abo…

August 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Charlie Waters
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Charlie Waters lettered at Clemson from 1967-1968 and arrived in Tigertown as a quarterback, but was switched to receiver for the final 15 games of his Clemson career. Later, playing with the Dallas Cowboys, he intercepted 40 passes.

Waters played quarterback at North Augusta High School and made the 1965 Shrine Bowl team. Waters signed a scholarship at Clemson and by the spring of 1968 as a junior, he was competing with Billy Ammons for the starting QB job. When Ammons hurt his knee in spring practice, Waters won the position.

Clemson started the season 0-3-1 and when Ammons’ knee healed, he took over the starting job and Waters shifted to WR for the remaining 15 games of his Clemson career.

A three-year letterman from 1967–69, Waters was an All-ACC selection in 1969 at WR as a senior. During his Clemson career, he caught 68 passes for 1,196 yards and 17.1 yards per catch, to go along with four TD receptions. He still ranks eighth all-time fo…

August 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Chad Jasmin

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Today’s photo is of Chad Jasmin, who lettered at fullback from 2000-2003.
Chad Jasmin had a unique career at Clemson,  appearing in four bowl games for the Tigers. Jasmine had some of his best moments as a Tiger in bowl games.
He had a career-high 83 rushing yards on 16 carries in the 2001 Humanitarian Bowl, then had two catches for 22 yards and rushed for a score in the 2002 Tangerine Bowl.
In the final games of the 2003 season, Jasmin was once again a key part of Clemson’s offense. Jasmin scored what seemed like 15 touchdowns against South Carolina in a 63-17 win in Columbia.

In the Chic-Fil-A Bowl vs. Tennessee, Jasmine scored on a 15 yard touchdown run giving Clemson a 17–7 lead.

Jasmin was also the first Clemson running back since Terrence Flagler (at Wake Forest in 1986) to catch a pair of touchdown passes in the same game at North Carolina in 2002.

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Broadcast Notes And Game Day Information For Atlanta, Georgia

By Scott Rhymer

First, as a reminder, I join Mickey Plyler every Friday morning at 6:40 a.m. on WCCP 104.9 FM to break down the upcoming Clemson game. This week, Mickey and I will discuss the season opener between the Tigers of Clemson and the Tigers of Auburn.
The Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, will hit the road for the season opener, broadcasting Saturday afternoon live from Ormsby's in Atlanta, Georgia from 1:00-4:00.

Former Tiger Willy Korn will make his Tiger Pregame Show hosting debut. He will join me and Roy Philpott to break down the Clemson and Auburn game, our 117th consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play.

We have interviews with Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, Brent Venables, and several key players that will have an impact on the game. Will Vandervort will once again provide interviews for the Tiger Pregame Show, allowing fans to hear exactly what the players and coaches are thinking about the upcoming game.

Going to Atlanta?
For those that …

August 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

David Treadwell

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Today’s photo is of David Treadwell, kicker for Clemson from 1985-1987. In the above photo, Treadwell approaches the game winning kick against Georgia in 1986.

David Treadwell lettered for Clemson from 1985-1987 as a field goal kicker. Treadwell holds a special place in the hearts of all Clemson football fans for his last second field goals that beat Georgia in consecutive seasons, 1986 and 1987. Both field goals came in the last 10 seconds of the game to beat the Bulldogs: 31-28 in 1986 and 21-20 in 1987.

Six times in Treadwell's career he made field goals inside the last three minutes of games that won or tied games for the Tigers.

Click here to hear Jim Phillips call of Treadwell’s kick vs. UGA in 1986.

Treadwell's kicks were significant reasons Clemson won the ACC Championships of 1986 and 1987. He was also the starting kicker in 1985 and in his first game as a starter, booted a field goal as time ran out to beat Virginia Tec…

Strike Up The "Orange Bowl March”!

By Scott Rhymer


It’s finally time.

Game week is here.Thank goodness for that.

And game week provides a true Tuesday press conference. Coach Dabo Swinney will sit down in front of a splendid backdrop picture of Death Valley with cameras and microphones peering at him. He answers questions, many of them dripping with clichés that in some cases have been asked of him 1,000 times prior. Dabo, the coach of the defending ACC Champion, will start a year on top.Something no coach at Clemson had done prior to him in almost 20 years.
It’s finally time.

Speaking of the media, game week provides a first chance for something to actually happen on the field instead of in the keyboards of those (including myself) that cover Clemson.I’m tired of hearing those that make a living pontificating with computers and I am ready to see helmets collide and collisions made.The game of football was designed to be played on a field by men, not on the Internet by a bunch of wannabes.
It’s finally time.

New faces and coa…

August 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Marvin Sims

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Today’s photo is of Marvin Sims, who lettered at fullback from 1977-1979.
At Clemson, Sims carried the ball 316 times in his career for 1,541 yards and 4 touchdowns. One the highlights of Sims’ career at Clemson was the 1978 regular season finale against the Gamecocks.
The rivalry game was played in front of a record crowd of 68,000 fans against South Carolina. Clemson had been constructing the South upper deck stands, luxury suites, and press box during the season, and it had sold 15,000 tickets to the game prior to its completion. The structure was finished just two days prior to the game, much to the relief of Athletic Director Bill McLellan.
The environment was electric, especially when Clemson jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter behind a running attack that would finish the game with 397 yards. Three different Tigers (Steve Fuller, Marvin Sims, and Lester Brown) all went over 100 yards rushing, the first time Clemson had thre…

Clemson vs. Auburn Game Notes

Clemson vs. Auburn
Selected Game Notes
Clemson Sports Information Department
Auburn has a 34-12-2 lead in the series with Clemson. Auburn had won 14 straight in the series prior to last year’s Clemson victory at Death Valley. Clemson had not won since 1951 prior to that.

Two of the last three meetings between the two teams have gone to overtime, and Auburn has won both, 23-20 in the 2007 season Chick-fil-A Bowl and 27-24 at Auburn in 2010.
Clemson beat Auburn five times in six meetings under Head Coach Frank Howard from 1946-51. Included in that stretch was a 34-18 Clemson win in 1947 as Bobby Gage threw four touchdown passes and gained 374 yards of total offense, both single game records at the time.
Auburn and Clemson first met in 1899 and Auburn came away with a 34-0 win at Auburn. That was just the 14th game in Clemson history. John Heisman coached Auburn in that game. Clemson won three of the next four, including a 16-0 win at Auburn in 1902. Clemson’s coach in that game was John …

August 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dwayne Meadows

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Today’s photo is of Dwayne Meadows, who lettered at defensive tackle from 1984-1986.

Meadows played three years at Clemson, but gave up his final year of eligibility in 1987 at Clemson to focus on his grades. Coach Ford, at the time, described it as Meadows was “retiring” from football.

Meadows spot on the depth chart behind Michael Dean Perry was taken by Vance Hammond, who later became one of Clemson’s best defensive tackles in program history.

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August 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Terry Bryant


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Today’s photos are of Terry Bryant, who lettered at Clemson at defensive end from 1997-2000.

Bryant helped pace the Tigers defense to the nation’s top ranking in Total Defense for the first half of the 2000 season.
Bryant was named Honorable Mention All-ACC with 7 first place votes.

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August 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Covington “Goat” McMillan

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Today’s photo is of Covington “Goat” McMillan, who lettered at Clemson as a tailback from 1928-1929.
Above, Goat is running against South Carolina in the 1929 game where the Tigers won 21-14.
After playing football he joined the coaching staff in 1937 after coaching at Furman. He was a backfield coach until 1955 when he was made head freshman coach. Some of the players Coach McMillan coached include Banks McFadden, Jackie Calvert, Bobby Gage, and Joel Wells.
McMillan participated in seven bowl games, including the 1940 Cotton Bowl, 1949 Gator Bowl, 1951 Orange Bowl, 1952 Gator Bowl, 1957 Orange Bowl, 1959 Sugar Bowl, and the 1959 Bluebonnet Bowl.
Goat McMillan retired at the end of the 1964 season and was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame.


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August 22 Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Thomas Ray

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Today’s photo is of Thomas Ray, who lettered at Clemson as a quarterback from 1963-1965.

Ray became the first Tiger QB to throw for more than 300 yards in a 17-13 loss to UNC in 1965. His primary target that day was Phil Rogers, who caught 11 passes for129 yards. The 323 yards stood as a Clemson record until Brandon Streeter threw for 329 yards in 1998.

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August 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Ed McDaniel

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Today’s photo is of Ed McDaniel, who lettered at linebacker for Clemson from 1988-1991.
McDaniel, from Batesburg Leesville, was a first-team All-American according to College and Pro Football Weekly and an honorable mention choice according to Football News. McDaniel also earned third•team AP All American and a first-team All-ACC choice by AP/ACSWA.
McDaniel was the #1 tackler on the Tiger defense that led the nation in rushing defense in 1991. McDaniel had 114 tackles that season and he also lead the Tigers in tackles 3 of his 4 years. McDaniel ranks third in Clemson history in total tackles with 389and was one of four semifinalists for the 1991 Butkus Award.
McDaniel was a fifth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1992.

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August 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Joel Wells 
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Today’s photo is of Joel Wells who lettered at running back from 1954-1956. In the picture above, Wells is on the far right. 

Wells was a third-team All- American at Clemson. He also broke a conference rushing record in his junior year and was a second-round draft pick (18th selection overall) of the Green Bay Packers after the 1956 season. 

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Broadcast Information For Atlanta As Tiger Pregame Show Gears Up For 10th Season

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Get your car flags out. Download the Tune In App for your Smart Phone. Make your plans for game day in Atlanta. And break out your orange clothes as football season is here! 

The Tiger Pregame Show on WCCP 104.9 FM is locked and loaded for its 10th consecutive season on the radio, starting with the 117th consecutive show live on location when Clemson opens the season in Atlanta vs. Auburn. 


The show comes full circle in year ten with a touch of the new and a hint at the old. Scott Rhymer, host for all nine years dating back to the 2003 football season, returns as the host for what will be his 117th consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play. 

“The common thread of this pregame show has always been to broadcast where the action is” Rhymer stated recently. “Our job is not only to inform fans and get them ready for the game, but to also paint the picture of a game day at Clemson or Tallahassee or Atlanta. Where…

August 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Steve Reese 
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Today’s photo is Steve Reese, who lettered for Clemson from 1982-1985 at offensive guard. 

Reese was a major reason Clemson was in the top 10 in the nation in rushing during the 1985 season. Reese had 54 knockdown blocks in the last five games of the 1985 season. 

Reese was a Second-team All-American by Football News as a senior and was an honorable mention choice as a junior. Reese was also a first-team All-ACC award winner. 

Reese was in on 776 plays for a season average of over 70 plays per game, the most by a Clemson player at that time.. 

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Tajh Boyd Shines In Final Stadium Scrimmage

Clemson Sports Information Department
Clemson Practice Brief
August 18, 2012
CLEMSON, SC — Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd threw for 218 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as the Tigers wrapped up their third and final stadium scrimmage of fall camp in Death Valley.
Besides Boyd, Swinney was pleased with the play of backup quarterback Cole Stoudt, who led the offense on a scoring drive on his first possession of the scrimmage. On the next possession, the offense struck again as Boyd hit wide receiver Martavis Bryant for a long touchdown.
Bryant finished the day with four catches for 97 yards and had two touchdowns.  Boyd was 13-22 for 218 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Stoudt completed 4-9 for 61 and Morgan Roberts was 5-8 for 60.  Freshman quarterback Chad Kelly completed a perfectly thrown 52-yard completion to classmate Germone Hopper.
“There were a lot of big plays,” Swinney said. “I thought Martavis Bryant had an excellent day. Our playmakers showed up early and made som…