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Jake Venables wasn't worried about his dad leaving Clemson

It was a nervous time for Clemson fans last week as Brent Venables’ name kept popping up in head coaching rumors.

While Clemson fans held their collective breath in hopes the Tigers would hang on to their defensive coordinator, one member of the Venables household — Clemson linebacker commit Jake Venables — wasn’t too concerned about the possibility of his dad leaving Tiger Town. 278 more words


Kendrick looks to uphold winning tradition at Clemson

In the last two seasons, Derion Kendrick led South Pointe High (Rock Hill, S.C.) to two state championships as the team’s starting quarterback.

This week, the Clemson commitment is seeing plenty of action at a different position as he prepares to play in the 81st-annual Shrine Bowl on Saturday. 384 more words


Can Alabama move the ball on Clemson’s defense?

When Clemson and Alabama meet in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Eve, two of the nation’s best defenses will be on display.

The Crimson Tide lead the country in scoring defense at 11.5 points per game, while Clemson is second at 12.8 points per game. 495 more words


5-star Henry gives the latest on his recruitment

Five-star defensive end K.J. Henry is just days away from announcing his college decision. The Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth standout will commit to and sign with one of his top five schools — Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina or Virginia Tech — on Dec. 1,018 more words


Clemson-Alabama: The 1-on-1 matchups to watch

In a game where two teams are as familiar with each other as two teams from two different conferences can be, the one who wins the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day between top-ranked Clemson and No. 430 more words


Clemson focused on Alabama, not the Trilogy

All the talk about Clemson vs. Alabama, the Trilogy, the rubber match and all of that, the top-ranked Tigers are not worried about any of that stuff. 425 more words


Shrine Bowl Insider: Notes from first practice session

ROEBUCK, S.C. — Practice for the 81st-annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game began on Monday at Dorman High School in Roebuck, S.C.

A couple of Clemson’s commitments are among the participants — Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe four-star athlete Derion Kendrick and Central (S.C.) Daniel four-star linebacker Jake Venables — while one of the game’s headliners is five-star Clemson defensive end target K.J. 363 more words