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Larry Williams of Tigerillustrated.com takes you inside the helmet and inside the press box (minus the free food) to deliver the stories behind the stories. No screaming. No hot takes. No picks. Just honest insight and informed conversation.

The Clemson Dubcast Larry Williams

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    • 4.9 • 184 Ratings

Larry Williams of Tigerillustrated.com takes you inside the helmet and inside the press box (minus the free food) to deliver the stories behind the stories. No screaming. No hot takes. No picks. Just honest insight and informed conversation.

    Tavaghn Monts

    Tavaghn Monts

    When Tavaghn Monts decided to return to Clemson in 2019 to complete his degree, he discovered he had a 1.63 grade-point average.

    This was the fallout he wasn't aware of from 2006, when he left school to try out with the Cleveland Browns. He neglected to drop the courses, and that left him with all F's at the end of the semester.

    After making the President's List during the 2019 fall semester while commuting to Clemson from Atlanta multiple times a week, he made the Dean's List in the spring of 2020 and then the President's List again in the summer of 2020.

    In August of 2020, he received his degree in PRTM. And now he works for Clemson as the executive director of Momentum Bike Clubs, a group-mentoring initiative for middle- and high-school students in Greenville and Pickens counties with a mission to transform the lives of young people.

    Monts, who played defensive back at Clemson in 2001, 2003 and 2004, joins The Dubcast to reflect on his remarkable journey that includes walking five miles to work as a Waffle House manager in Atlanta.

     

     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Thomas Austin, Mike Reed, Mickey Conn

    Thomas Austin, Mike Reed, Mickey Conn

    The raw audio from three assistant coaches' recent visits with the media in advance of the 2022 football season.

    Thomas Austin is in his first year as Clemson's offensive line coach, replacing longtime coach Robbie Caldwell. He gives insight into the pecking order at right guard after veteran Will Putnam moved to center and solidified that position.

    Mike Reed, entering his tenth year at Clemson, gives progress reports on Jeadyn Lukus, Nate Wiggins and others in a group that lost Andrew Booth and Mario Goodrich from last year's team.

    Mickey Conn, elevated to co-defensive coordinator after the departure of Brent Venables, raves about the speed and versatility of not just this safeties group but the defense across the board.

    Clemson begins preseason camp Aug. 5.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Wes Goodwin, Lemanski Hall

    Wes Goodwin, Lemanski Hall

    Clemson's first-year defensive coordinator reflects on his building anticipation of filling the expansive shoes of Brent Venables.

    "A lot of excitement, waking up at 4 AM and just a lot of things are running through your mind," Wes Goodwin said.

    To outsiders, Goodwin was an obscure name on Clemson's staff until Dabo Swinney made the unconventional move to promote him in the wake of Venables' departure for Oklahoma.

    Lemanski Hall welcomes back a load of talent to his defensive end room, but he knows it's likely that he'll lose four guys after this season. Included is Myles Murphy, who will have an opportunity to turn pro early if he has the monster season that's being forecast by Hall and others.

    The Tigers begin preseason camp on Aug. 5.

     

     

    • 59 min
    C.J. Spiller, Brandon Streeter, Nick Eason

    C.J. Spiller, Brandon Streeter, Nick Eason

    The raw, uncut audio from the three assistant coaches' visits with the media earlier this week.

    Spiller is entering his second year as Clemson's running backs coach and acknowledges that last year brought a steep learning curve for him as he tries to adjust to new terminology and coaching running backs he didn't recruit.

    Streeter, promoted to offensive coordinator after the departure of Tony Elliott to Virginia, discusses the offseason progress of DJ Uiagalelei.

    Eason, a Clemson alum, has brightened every room he's been in since joining Dabo Swinney's staff to replace Todd Bates. That includes this week, when he started off his media session by saying this:

    "Wait a second and let me sit down and fix my shirt so my man boobs look a little better."

    Dabo Swinney is preparing for his 14th full season as Clemson's head coach. The Tigers begin preseason camp Aug. 5.

     

     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bryson Carter

    Bryson Carter

    Bryson Carter has attended 205 straight Clemson football games. That includes the 2020 season when he traveled to Notre Dame, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech and sat outside the football stadiums listening to those games via radio.

    At the age of 15, Carter was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. The rare genetic disorder brings a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina.

    Carter lost all his vision when he was a student at Clemson and he stopped attending school.

    In 2007, he began a streak of following the Tigers that he plans to extend to 206 games when the Tigers play at Georgia Tech to open the 2022 season.

    He has followed Clemson via planes, trains, buses and automobiles. He took a bus to Phoenix in the 2016 season when the Tigers faced Ohio State in the playoff semifinal.

    He has developed many lasting relationships during these travels with people who noticed him and offered to help him.

    He has spoken to Clemson's football team at the request of Dabo Swinney. He has spoken to Clemson's Tiger Band at the request of band director Mark Spede.

    At every home game, people on The Hill part when they see him making his way to his spot next to the band.

    For Bryson, the Tiger Band and PA announcer Dale Gilbert paint the picture of what he cannot see unfolding on the field.

    He lives in Anderson with his girlfriend Tara, who works at Clemson.

     

     

     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Where are they now, Part 1

    Where are they now, Part 1

    We catch up with some prominent names of Clemson's football past to update on what they're up to, their thoughts on the state of the Tigers' program under Dabo Swinney, and their opinion on a college athletics landscape that has been transformed by NIL and the transfer portal.

    In Part 1, we share our conversations with Jeff Francouer, Dalton Freeman, Tye Hill, Willie Simmons, Airese Currie and Billy Davis.

    The interviews were conducted during the spring for The Clemson 30 series at Tigerillustrated.com.

     

     

     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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184 Ratings

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Great podcast

Very informative great questions asked and a joy to listen too!

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Great listens

Larry does a great job. I’ve listened to close to 20 of his interviews and have enjoyed them all.

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