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Ep. 47: Clemson 39, UNC 10: Cade Klubnik is a revelation | Orange Bowl vs. Tennessee
Hey Clemson Family, the Tigers now own 21 ACC titles thanks in large part to the emergence of Cade Klubnik at quarterback Saturday night in a 39-10 win over North Carolina in the 2022 ACC Championship game – and Clemson now is headed to another New Year’s Six bowl game in the Orange Bowl, where Klubnik will make his first career start. Plenty of other players were huge factors in the win over the Tar Heels, as wide receiver Cole Turner boost onto the scene with a couple of big plays and the Tigers’ first 100-yard receiving game of the season. Cornerback Nate Wiggins had a pick-six as well as a blocked field goal and several pass breakups to post the biggest game of his young career. Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. made his presence felt to would-be Heisman Trophy contender Drake Maye, with three sacks on the vaunted Tar Heels quarterback. Barrett Carter, Trenton Simpson, Andrew Mukuba, Jalyn Phillips and Ray Mickens Jr. also had big games. What’s next for Clemson as it prepares to face Tennessee in the Orange Bowl near the end of the month? Get a full breakdown of all the pieces of the puzzle from Daniel Shirley and Bill Zimmerman, two longtime members of the sports media and both Clemson graduates, right here on the Reign Supreme Alway podcast. We’re glad you found us! PHOTO CREDIT: David Platt / Clemson Athletics
Ep. 46: Clemson vs. UNC, 2022 ACC Championship preview: What gives? | Men’s hoops to start conference play
Hey Clemson Family, it’s time to see if the Tigers can again pick themselves up off the mat and avoid back-to-back losses as they prepare to travel to Charlotte to face the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2022 ACC Championship Game. Find out which angles fans will want to watch for. What’s going to give way: Can UNC’s offense led by stellar QB Drake Maye break its trend of struggling (well, relative to their top form this year) against a talented defensive opponent? Or will the Clemson defense led by Tyler Davis, Barrett Carter and Jeremiah Trotter Jr. break, not bend, for the second straight week? And when Clemson has the ball, can the Tigers avoid the mistakes that have plagued them in the second half of the season, including turnovers by DJ Uiagalelei, Will Shipley and Antonio Williams? Or will it be the Tar Heels defensive players who settle in and improve their results? Coach Dabo Swinney and his coordinators, Brandon Streeter and Wes Goodwin, need to find some answers. Longtime sports media members Daniel Shirley and Bill Zimmerman look at the major factors to expect in this game and the players likely to be in the spotlight. We’re glad you found us -- check out our channel at YouTube.com/clemsonkickoff, go Tigers!
South Carolina 31, Clemson 30: What went wrong for CU | Tyler Brown commits
Hey, Clemson Family -- Yes, two big winning streaks for the Tigers came to a stunning halt Saturday in Death Valley, we'll go over why South Carolina beat Clemson in 2022 and what problems need to get worked out for the TIgers short-term and long-term. One solution moving forward could be wide receiver recruit Tyler Brown of Greenville, who committed to Clemson on Thanksgiving, we'll talk about him and another future addition in 2024 kicker Mason Hauser who's a Clemson University legacy athlete to look forward to. We're glad you found us!
Ep. 44: Clemson vs. South Carolina 2022, playoff hopes at stake for Tigers
Hey, Clemson Family --can DJ Uiagalelei, WIll Shipley, Phil Mafah and Antonio Williams keep the Tigers' playoff hopes on life support against South Carolina? It would be a success that Tennessee wasn't able to manage. Longtime sports journalists Daniel Shirley and Bill Zimmerman analyze what Clemson must do on offense and defense to keep Spencer Rattler and the Gamecocks from pulling off a major upset for their second straight game. Get the info on matchups on both sides of the ball before Clemson kicks off against South Carolina in 2022 and hear what Dabo Swinney, Wes Goodwin, Brandon Streeter and the rest of the staff must account for in their game plan. We're glad you found us, go Tigers!
Clemson 40, Miami 10 | Playoff path for Tigers? | Tomarrion Parker ('23), Tavoy Feagin ('24) commit
Hey, Clemson Family -- another Hurricane comes and goes through Death Valley as the Tigers win again. Barrett Carter, Trenton Simpson and the Clemson defense flooded Miami with pressure behind the line of scrimmage to hold the Canes to just 98 yards of total offense for the game in a convincing 40-10 win. DJ Uiagalelei and the tight ends barged their way down the field, with only a few undertow moments, to hold up their end of the bargain. The football program's momentum carried into Sunday with a commitment from 2024 defensive back Tavoy Feagin and into Monday with a commitment from 2023 defensive end Tomarrion Parker. Can the surge run all the way through Saturday's game with South Carolina? Not to mention the following week's ACC Championship Game against North Carolina and then a playoff berth? Longtime sports journalists Daniel Shirley and Bill Zimmerman break it all down and provide the analysis needed to keep it all in perspective. We're glad you found us! Subscribe, like and check out our "About" tab for more. Go Tigers!
Ep. 42: Clemson vs. Miami preview, keys to the game against Jekyll-and-Hyde Hurricanes team
Hey Clemson Family, it’s time for the Tigers to hang onto their hats and the football against the Miami Hurricanes as Clemson tries to extend its home winning streak – now the longest in the ACC – against the team that has the longest such streak in NCAA history. Running backs Will Shipley and Phil Mafah figure prominently in whether or not the Tigers will prevail. Head coach Dabo Swinney might be pulling a motivational lever in mentioning playoff possibilities still on the edge of the picture for Clemson, as otherwise the game doesn’t factor into the standings in the ACC with a title-game matchup against Coastal Division champion North Carolina already scheduled. Familiar faces will be visiting Death Valley in former Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and wide receiver Frank Ladson, as well. But Miami’s season has been a disappointment, unable to channel its talent just yet into a possible trophy winner under first-year head coach Mario Cristobal. Could the Canes keep up the momentum of a big blowout win over Georgia Tech last week? Their defense is known for forcing turnovers and raked in four interceptions against the Jackets, so Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei must take care of the ball. Get all the details in the latest episode of the Reign Supreme Alway podcast and Go Tigers!