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How Does Clemson Sell Clemson to Recruits?

Clemson had 3 stellar football players in C.J Spiller, Ja’Coby Ford and Da’Quan Bowers.  But what exactly did they do with them?  Ford may have been a 4* but was touted as one of the better players to come out of Clemson.  Clemson does put players into the NFL as individuals, but what do they do as a team?  Clemson ran the ACC prior to the arrival of FSU but has struggled to continue their dominance since, not solely because of FSU, but never the less.

 

Clemson has recruited several 5* players lately and that has caused an uproar in the Seminole Nation fueled by recent pictures of Kenneth Page and Mike Bellamys recent….uu..ummm…financial prowess

 

Bellamy      http://larrybrownsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/mike-bellamy-money1-260x323.jpg

 

Page          http://bridalbird.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/cashmoney.jpg

 

 

Here are a few more tid bits on Clemson focusing mainly on the years of 06-10.  I selected these years because FSU was down and the ACC was basically up for grabs.  In fact teams like Wake and GT were claiming ACC trophies while FSU slept.  Not to mention Clemson was geared up with players and probably should have done more with them.

 

With Clemson going 6-7 last year with great players one has to ask the question, "How does Clemson sell Clemson to recruits"?

 

 

 

Spiller           5*             06-09

Bowers         5*             08-10

Jacoby ford   4*            06-09

 

Last Clemson ACC game 2009 lost to GT 34-39

 

Last ACC championship Clemson won 1991

 

Bowls since 2006

 

December 29, 2006

Music City

L

Kentucky

20

28

December 31, 2007

Chick-fil-A

L

Auburn

20

23

January 1, 2009

Gator

L

Nebraska

21

26

December 27, 2009

Music City

W

Kentucky

21

13

December 31, 2010

Meineke Car Care

L

South Florida

26

31

 

 

Total bowl games, (Just for fun),

Total

33 Bowl Games

16–17

 

 

2006 8-5

Schedule

Date

Time

Opponent#

Rank#

Site

TV

Result

09/02/2006*

3:30 p.m.

Florida Atlantic

#18

Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

ESPNU

W 54-6  

09/09/2006

3:30 p.m.

at Boston College

#18

Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA

ABC

L 34-33 2OT 

09/16/2006

7:45 p.m.

at #10 Florida State

 

Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL

ESPN

W 27-20  

09/23/2006

12:00 p.m.

North Carolina

#23

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

Raycom/LFS

W 52-7  

09/30/2006*

7:00 p.m.

Louisiana Tech

#19

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPNU

W 51-0  

10/07/2006

12:00 p.m.

at Wake Forest

#15

Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC

ESPN

W 27-17  

10/12/2006*

7:30 p.m.

vs. Temple

#12

Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC

ESPNU

W 63-9  

10/21/2006†

7:45 p.m.

#13 Georgia Tech

#12

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN

W 31-7  

10/26/2006

7:45 p.m.

at Virginia Tech

#11

Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA

ESPN

L 24-7  

11/04/2006

12:00 p.m.

Maryland

#19

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN2

L 13-12  

11/11/2006

12:00 p.m.

NC State

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl)

Raycom/LFS

W 20-14  

11/25/2006*

12:00 p.m.

South Carolina

#24

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle for the Palmetto State)

ESPN

L 31-28  

12/29/2006*

1:00 p.m.

vs. Kentucky

 

LP FieldNashville, TN (Music City Bowl)

ESPN

L 28-20  

 

 

2007 9-4

 

Schedule

Date

Time

Opponent#

Rank#

Site

TV

Result

September 3

8:00 p.m.

Florida State

 

Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Bowden Bowl)

ESPN

W 24-18  

September 8*

1:00 p.m.

Louisiana Monroe

#25

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

 

W 49-26  

September 15*

1:00 p.m.

Furman

#20

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN GamePlan

W 38-10  

September 22

12:00 p.m.

at NC State

#15

Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl)

Raycom Sports

W 42-20  

September 29

3:30 p.m.

at Georgia Tech

#13

Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA

ABC

L 13-3  

October 6

6:00 p.m.

#14 Virginia Tech

#22

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN

L 41-23  

October 20*†

12:00 p.m.

Central Michigan

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPNU

W 70-14  

October 27

3:30 p.m.

at Maryland

 

Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD

ABC

W 30-17  

November 3

12:00 p.m.

at Duke

#24

Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC

ESPN Gameplan

W 47-10  

November 10

12:00 p.m.

Wake Forest

#20

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN2

W 44-10  

November 17

7:45 p.m.

#18 Boston College

#16

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN2

L 20-17  

November 24*

7:00 p.m.

at South Carolina

#22

Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle for the Palmetto State)

ESPN2

W 23-21  

December 31*

7:45 p.m.

vs. #21 Auburn

#16

Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Bowl)

ESPN

L 23-20 ot 

*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

 

 

2008  9-4

 

Schedule

Date

Time

Opponent#

Rank#

Site

TV

Result

September 3

8:00 p.m.

Florida State

 

Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Bowden Bowl)

ESPN

W 24-18  

September 8*

1:00 p.m.

Louisiana Monroe

#25

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

 

W 49-26  

September 15*

1:00 p.m.

Furman

#20

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN GamePlan

W 38-10  

September 22

12:00 p.m.

at NC State

#15

Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl)

Raycom Sports

W 42-20  

September 29

3:30 p.m.

at Georgia Tech

#13

Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA

ABC

L 13-3  

October 6

6:00 p.m.

#14 Virginia Tech

#22

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN

L 41-23  

October 20*†

12:00 p.m.

Central Michigan

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPNU

W 70-14  

October 27

3:30 p.m.

at Maryland

 

Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD

ABC

W 30-17  

November 3

12:00 p.m.

at Duke

#24

Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC

ESPN Gameplan

W 47-10  

November 10

12:00 p.m.

Wake Forest

#20

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN2

W 44-10  

November 17

7:45 p.m.

#18 Boston College

#16

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC

ESPN2

L 20-17  

November 24*

7:00 p.m.

at South Carolina

#22

Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle for the Palmetto State)

ESPN2

W 23-21  

December 31*

7:45 p.m.

vs. #21 Auburn

#16

Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Bowl)

ESPN

L 23-20 ot 

*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

 

 

2009 9-5

 

Regular Season

September 5*

6:00 PM

Middle Tennessee

 

Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Hall of Fame Day / Youth Day)

ESPN360

W 37–14  

75,000[8]

September 10

7:30 PM

at #13 Georgia Tech

 

Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry)

ESPN

L 27–30  

52,029[9]

September 19

12:00 PM

Boston College

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy / Family Weekend)

Raycom

W 25–7  

77,000[10]

September 26*

3:30 PM

#14 TCU

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Football Reunion Weekend)

ESPN360

L 10–14  

70,000[11]

October 3

12:00 PM

at Maryland

 

Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD

ESPNU

L 21–24  

46,243[12]

October 17

12:00 PM

Wake Forest

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (IPTAY Day)

Raycom

W 38–3  

72,000[13]

October 24

3:30 PM

at #10 Miami

 

Land Shark StadiumMiami Gardens, FL

ABC

W 40–37 OT 

43,778[14]

October 31*†

1:30 PM

Coastal Carolina

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Homecoming)

ESPN360

W 49–3  

71,500[15]

November 7

7:45 PM

Florida State

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Solid Orange Day)

ESPN

W 40–24  

77,000[16]

November 14

12:00 PM

at N.C. State

 

Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl)

Raycom

W 43–23  

57,583[17]

November 21

3:30 PM

Virginia

#19

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Military Appreciation Day)

ABC

W 34–21  

77,000[18]

November 28*

12:00 PM

at South Carolina

#16

Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Carolina-Clemson Rivalry)

ESPN

L 17–34  

80,574[19]

Post Season

December 5

8:00 PM

vs. #12 Georgia Tech

 

Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (ACC Championship)

ESPN

L 34–39  

57,227[20]

December 27

7:30 PM

vs. Kentucky

 

LP FieldNashville, Tennessee (Music City Bowl)

ESPN

W 21–13  

57,280[21]

 

 

2010 6-7

 

Date

Time

Opponent#

Rank#

Site

TV

Result

Attendance

September 4*

3:30 PM

North Texas

 

Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Hall of Fame Day)

ESPNU

W 35–10  

75,000[2]

September 11*

3:30 PM

Presbyterian

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Family/Youth Day)

ESPN3

W 58–21  

70,500[3]

September 18*

7:00 PM

at #15 Auburn

 

Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL

ESPN/ESPN 3D

L 24–27 OT 

87,451

October 2†

12:00 PM

#16 Miami (FL)

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Homecoming)

ESPN2/ESPN 3D

L 21–30  

81,500

October 9

3:30 PM

at North Carolina

 

Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC

ABC

L 16–21  

60,000

October 16

12:00 PM

Maryland

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Football Reunion Day)

ACC Network

W 31–7  

71,000

October 23

3:30 PM

Georgia Tech

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (IPTAY Day)

ABC/ESPN

W 27–13  

75,000

October 30

12:00 PM

at Boston College

 

Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy)

ACC Network

L 10–16  

29,465

November 6

12:00 PM

#25 North Carolina State

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl/Military Appreciation Day)

ACC Network

W 14–13  

74,000

November 13

8:00 PM

at Florida State

 

Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL

ABC

L 13–16  

72,228

November 20

2:00 PM

at Wake Forest

 

BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC

ESPN3

W 30–10  

31,783

November 27*

7:00 PM

#17 South Carolina

 

Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State/Solid Orange Day)

ESPN2

L 7–29  

81,500

December 31*

12:00 PM

vs. South Florida

 

Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Meineke Car Care Bowl)

ESPN

L 26–31  

41,122

 

 

 Quick hits:

 

 

-2008 Swinney named head coach 6 games into 2008 season succeeding Tommy Bowden.

-2009 Swinney went 9-5 with Spiller, Bowers, and Ford,(And then lost to GT 34-39 in The ACC Championship game).

-2010 Swinney went 7-6 with Bowers.

-2010 Swinney lost to South Florida in the Meineke Car Care Bowl with Bowers.

-The only bowl Clemson won with ANY over their 3 top players was in 2009 against Kentucky (21-13)

-Clemson only went to the ACC Championship game 1 time with all 3 players and lost.

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