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Grace Raynor and Nicole Auerbach break down the latest news in and around Clemson football. Grace brings the local perspective from inside Dabo Swinney’s walls, while Nicole brings her national expertise to examine Clemson's bigger picture. They both bring their own guts – and opinions – to one of the nation’s premier programs.

Grace Raynor and Nicole Auerbach break down the latest news in and around Clemson football. Grace brings the local perspective from inside Dabo Swinney’s walls, while Nicole brings her national expertise to examine Clemson's bigger picture. They both bring their own guts – and opinions – to one of the nation’s premier programs.
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Grace Raynor and Nicole Auerbach break down the latest news in and around Clemson football. Grace brings the local perspective from inside Dabo Swinney’s walls, while Nicole brings her national expertise to examine Clemson's bigger picture. They both bring their own guts – and opinions – to one of the nation’s premier programs.

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Episodes

In The Trenches with Eric Mac Lain

11/11/2019
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Former Clemson offensive lineman Eric Mac Lain joins Protect The Rock to talk about how the Tigers compare to the other elite teams in the country, Dabo Swinney and the selection committee. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:34:53

Coach Calling

11/4/2019
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Nicole and Grace discuss how the firing of Willie Taggart at FSU could impact Clemson and its coaching staff. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:25:48

Apple Bottom Jeans

10/28/2019
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Nicole and Grace discuss the Tigers' easy win over Boston College, and where they currently stand among the nation's elite teams. Dabo Swinney with a post-game singing tribute. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:27:50

Poll Position

10/21/2019
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Nicole and Grace discussing Clemson falling in the polls, even while winning. Does Travis Etienne need more touches? Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:29:20

Hashtag College Kickers

10/14/2019
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Nicole and Grace are back to talk about Clemson's easy victory at home against Florida State. Trevor Lawrence looks to be healthy, but Tee Higgins may be banged up. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:27:27

Playoff Picture & Peanut Butter

10/7/2019
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Nicole and Grace recap the weekend that was and how Clemson stands in the current College Football Playoff picture. They answer food questions and debate smoothies and candy corn. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:31:00

Wake Up Call

9/30/2019
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Clemson BARELY squeaks by North Carolina 21-20. Nicole and Grace discuss some Tigers struggles and what needs to be fixed. Were there any positives from the game? Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:25:52

Too Easy?

9/23/2019
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It was an easy win for Clemson over Charlotte on Saturday. Nicole and Grace talk about the Tigers compared to other programs on a national championship level. Andy Bitter joins to breakdown the chaos in the ACC Coastal. Subscribe now to hear new episodes of The Lead each weekday morning: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lead/id1478448344

Duration:00:38:11

Orange Crushed

9/16/2019
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It was a 41-6 victory for the Tigers in Syracuse. Grace and Nicole breakdown what went well for Clemson… and what could use some improvements. Is Trevor Lawrence having a sophomore slump? Subscribe now to hear new episodes of The Lead each weekday morning: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lead/id1478448344

Duration:00:41:16

Never In Doubt

9/9/2019
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It was a hot Saturday in Death Valley! Nicole and Grace recap the Tigers’ 24-10 win over Texas A&M. A big game from Travis Etienne. Is Trevor Lawrence getting away with mistakes? Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. http://theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:40:22

Business As Usual

9/2/2019
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Grace and Nicole take a look at Clemson’s season opening win against Georgia Tech. How did Trevor Lawrence perform? Is there any reason for concern? They go around the ACC and gauge Clemson’s conference competition. Also, a College Football Playoff projection. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:32:40

Defending The Title

8/26/2019
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Nicole Auerbach and Grace Raynor preview another hopeful season for the Clemson Tigers. They discuss expectations, returning starters, replacing the defensive line, and of course, Trevor Lawrence. Subscribe to The Athletic using this special promo and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. theathletic.com/protecttherock

Duration:00:26:11

Protect The Rock Trailer

8/22/2019
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Duration:00:01:17