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Mickey Plyler

Longtime Upstate radio personality Mickey Plyler sits down with The Dubcast to talk the old days of recruiting coverage -- monthly newsletters, 1-900 numbers and the primitive forms of communication that came before the Internet changed everything.


Decade of Dabo: Kathleen Swinney

Our Decade of Dabo series concludes with Kathleen Swinney looking back at all the events that fell into place leading to her husband taking over as Clemson's head coach.


A Decade of Dabo: C.J. Spiller

From his decision to sign with Clemson, to his multiple decisions to remain at Clemson when Florida and the NFL were calling, it could be convincingly argued that C.J. Spiller is the most important player in Clemson football history. Spiller sits down with The Clemson Dubcast to talk all the drama behind the aforementioned events that turned out to be monumental, as they helped lay the groundwork for Dabo Swinney to build a powerhouse.


A Decade of Dabo: Bill D'Andrea

Bill D'Andrea, the right-hand-man of former Clemson AD Terry Don Phillips, shares stories and insight from the days when Dabo Swinney was an unproven receivers coach who many thought unqualified to lead the Tigers' football program after Tommy Bowden's midseason exit.


David Hale

David Hale, writer for, sits down with The Clemson Dubcast to talk the behind-the-scenes conversations that followed Dabo Swinney's epic 2015 rant against the term "Clemsoning," Hale's stints as a journalism professor, interacting with fans on social media, and much more.


David Treadwell

David Treadwell, the most clutch kicker in Clemson football history, sits down with The Clemson Dubcast to talk those epic games against Georgia in the 1980s, his close relationship with Dabo Swinney, and much more.


Jonathan Gantt

In a mere 3-4 years, Clemson's social-media voice has become the envy of just about everyone in college athletics -- not to mention assorted pro sports franchises. Chances are you've seen their fresh, innovative presence through videos or graphics. Chances are you haven't become acquainted with the brains behind it. Jonathan Gantt, one of the major players in this remarkable transformation, sits down with The Clemson Dubcast.


Richard Yeargin

Richard Yeargin, former defensive end at Clemson, reflects on the horrific car accident that left him with a broken neck and his recent decision to give up the game of football.


Chris Low

It's hard to find a journalist covering college football who's more respected than Chris Low of Low, who grew up in the Palmetto State, gives his thoughts on the state of the newspaper industry, how Dabo Swinney has built such a monster, his relationships with Swinney, Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier, and much more.


Dan Benish

Dan Benish, defensive lineman on Clemson's 1981 national title team and uncle of Mitch Hyatt, tells the amazing story of how he ended up coming to Clemson from Ohio -- and, consequently, how Hyatt ended up becoming a Tiger. Benish tells the story of a youth football coach who told him his nephew wasn't cut out for football. He reveals his plans to donate his brain for concussion research, his concerns about the future of the game, and much more.


Whitey Jordan

Whitey Jordan, a member of the Clemson athletics Hall of Fame, played and coached for Frank Howard in the 1950s and 60s. He later coached an extraordinary succession of great running backs including Eric Dickerson, Craig James and Emmitt Smith. Jordan talks the SMU Pony Express days, coming back to Clemson when things were turning sour under Ken Hatfield, and how Dabo Swinney has built one of the foremost powerhouses in college football. We also dive in to some X-and-O talk and what Jordan...


Shaka Smart

Shaka Smart, fourth-year basketball coach at Texas, sits down for an extended interview to reminisce about the days at Clemson when he was an assistant for Oliver Purnell and Dabo Swinney was a receivers coach for Tommy Bowden. Smart, Will Wade and Michael Morrell are now running their own programs, and all three have ardently followed Swinney's rise from afar -- to the point of scheduling their own practices around Clemson's football games so they can watch.


Cole Cubelic

Cole Cubelic, former Auburn offensive lineman and an ESPN/SEC Network sideline analyst, visits to talk Clemson-Texas A&M and a bunch of other topics -- including growing up in the Palmetto State and attending numerous Clemson-South Carolina football games as a child. His aunt, Mary Anne Cubelic-Grant, is in the Clemson Hall of Fame thanks to a distinguished basketball career.


Robert Smith, Part 2

Former Clemson safety Robert Smith talks his relationship with former Tiger great Tye Hill, the raw emotion of finally snapping the losing streak to South Carolina in 2014, the dramatic goal-line stand against Louisville the same year, the X-and-O wizardry of Brent Venables, and much more.


Robert Smith

Former Clemson safety Robert Smith, a key figure on the Tigers' dominant 2014 defense, talks life after football and how he made the difficult transition to the real world where there's not 80,000 fans cheering you as you interview for a job. That and much more in Part 1 of our sit-down with Robert.


Tim Bourret

Clemson's longtime and now semi-retired sports information director sits down with The Clemson Dubcast to share what his life is like now, the beginnings of Dabo Swinney's head-coaching career 10 years ago, the changing nature of press boxes, Dabo's famous rants, and much more.


Gene Sapakoff

Gene Sapakoff, longtime sports columnist for The Post and Courier of Charleston, recounts anectodes from three decades of covering college football in the Palmetto State. He also shares how he discovered that Dabo Swinney played a role in the start of a now-popular Bundt cake franchise. That and much more in our interview of South Carolina's longest-tenured newspaper sports columnist.


Ben Boulware

Sitting down with Ben Boulware, the heart and soul of Clemson's 2016 national title team. Boulware discusses how he coped with being cut by the Panthers and 49ers, and how he quickly shifted to starting his own business. Boulware, who runs The Junkyard fitness center in Anderson, talks about the small but crucial differences between the 2015 and 2016 teams and how he wasn't going to let the latter group fall victim to the same distractions as the team that fell five points short in the...


Introducing The Clemson Dubcast

Larry Williams, entering his 11th season as senior writer at, introduces you to the Clemson Dubcast. Williams, who started covering the Tigers when Dabo Swinney was a second-year receivers coach in 2004, 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. E-mail questions or interview ideas to