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Clemson Pawcast


A podcast focused on Clemson athletics. For the casual and hardcore fan looking for Clemson sports talk that doesn't take itself too seriously.

A podcast focused on Clemson athletics. For the casual and hardcore fan looking for Clemson sports talk that doesn't take itself too seriously.


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A podcast focused on Clemson athletics. For the casual and hardcore fan looking for Clemson sports talk that doesn't take itself too seriously.




Mid-season Quacking Tiger Interview

We caught up with Quacking Tiger of STS infamy for his thoughts on the 2020 team, the 2021/2022 recruiting classes. And what FSU week pod wouldn't be complete if we didn't talk about the Noles? Enjoy the show!


7-1: (4)Notre Dame 47, (1)Clemson 40 (2OT)

A depleted and mistake-prone Clemson Tiger football team went into South Bend on Saturday night and could not hang on against a Notre Dame squad that showed they could win on the big stage, as the Tigers were left to lick there wounds after a 47-40 2OT loss to the Irish. In this ep we discuss the rare regular season loss (1:04) in which the offense posted their worst rushing performance since 2011 (17:01), and the defense ran out of gas against a Notre Dame offense that proved much more...


7-0: (1)Clemson 34, Boston College 28

The #1 Clemson Tigers overcame the absence of Trevor Lawrence after he tested positive for Covid late in the week, mounting the largest home comeback in school history en route to a 34-28 victory over Boston College. In this ep we discuss the rare closely-contested ACC matchup (00:55), as the offense rallied behind the play of the next in line of Clemson 5-star QBs, true freshman DJ Uiagalelei (22:48), and the defense made adjustments to stop the bleeding, holding the Eagles scoreless in the...


6-0: (1)Clemson 47, Syracuse 21

The #1 Clemson Tigers turned it on late in a 47-21 win over the Syracuse Orange Saturday night, "escaping" with a four score victory that left fans somewhat uneasy about a somewhat erratic performance. In this episode we recap a game that saw the offense sputter at times (13:31), with miscues stalling drives and leading to points against a defense that played much better than it appeared on first watch (30:46). We also discuss the phenomenon that is Will Spiers, and a special teams unit that...


5-0: (1)Clemson 73, Georgia Tech 7

The #1 Clemson Tigers visited Bobby Dodd Saturday afternoon and ruthlessly exterminated the Yellow Jackets from Georgia Tech, showing no mercy to neither engineer nor scoreboard en route to a 73-7 victory in Atlanta. In this recap of the carnage, we discuss a Trevor Lawrence-led offense that seems to be hitting on all cylinders (10:15) and a defense that continues to flex its muscles behind wealth of talent and depth (41:06). We wrap with a look at last weeks notable games, discuss the...


4-0: (1)Clemson 42, (7)Miami 17

The 7th ranked Miami Hurricanes expected to downpour upon making landfall in Death Valley on Saturday night but could muster no more than a drizzle as the #1 Clemson Tigers accounted for most of the devastation en route to a 42-17 victory. In this ep we recap yet another blowout of a top 10 opponent as a dual threat of Heisman contenders on offense (18:00), combined with a talented and aggressive Brent Venables defense (37:35), let the “U” know that they are not, in fact, back, special...


3-0: (1)Clemson 41, Virginia 23

The #1 Clemson Tigers faced their first test of the season in Death Valley on Saturday nigh against the reigning ACC Coastal champions, the Virginia Cavaliers, and, though pulling off an 18 point victory, head into next weekend's highly anticipated matchup against the #7 Miami Hurricanes with more questions than answers. In this ep we discuss the game and the struggles of a young, but talented, defense that gave up over 400 yards to the Cavaliers (3:13), a potentially lethal offense that has...


2-0: (1)Clemson 49 - The Citadel 0

The #1 Clemson Tigers shelled The Citadel in front of 19k socially distanced fans in Death Valley on Saturday afternoon, scoring all 49 points in the first half in a game that saw 100+ Tigers get in on the action. In this ep we recap an offense (4:55) that, led by Heisman candidate Trevor Lawrence, was unstoppable behind the first team offensive line but stalled once the backups entered the game, failing to put up points in the 2nd half. We also take a look at the defense (29:47) which, on...


1-0: (1)Clemson 37, Wake Forest 13

The Clemson Tigers are back for what is already shaping up to be an unusual and unpredictable 2020 college football season as, despite several key players not making the trip to Winston-Salem, presumably due to COVID-related precautions, the Tigers shook off some early rust in an eventual 37-13 route of Wake Forest on Saturday night. In this game recap we discuss an offense that once again opened up and found success in the passing game over the middle (8:16), a new look defense that...


2020 Clemson Football Season Preview: Into the Unknown

The Clemson Tigers take the field this Saturday in Winston-Salem to (hopefully) kickoff the 2020 football season against Wake Forest. In this annual season preview ep we break down the offensive (6:37), defensive (38:08) and special teams (1:07:34) squads that will lead the Tigers in seeking their 6th consecutive playoff birth, and 5th Nation Championship game appearance in that span, in what is now considered the new glory days of Clemson football. We then wrap with another quick look at...


Opting In: August Camp Check-in

As the end of August Camp nears we are t-minus 3 weeks from the hopeful start of the College Football season and the dust has seemingly settled, for now, on which conferences are opting in or opting out of the 2020 campaign. While the lack of Big 10 participation the sport loses some luster but there is still plenty to be excited about as Trevor Lawrence, ETN, and a reloaded defensive line look to make it back to the playoffs for a 6th straight season. In this ep we discuss the fallout from...


Game On? August Camp 2020 Kicks Off

August camp kicked off for the Tigers this week and the ACC released the 2020 schedule, offering a glimmer of hope that we may see a football season this fall. In this ep we continue to weigh the prospects of playing a full season, discuss the schedule and player storylines heading into camp. Hope y’all are staying healthy out there. Enjoy and Go Tigers!!!



And…We’re Back!!! Coming to you live from SIP and socially distanced, the Pawcast returns for it’s 6th season to discuss whether or not it will take place, and what it might look like if it does. If we do see football this Fall the Tigers will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss to LSU in last year’s National Championship Game, emerging as strong favorites for making their 6th consecutive playoff appearance and 5th title game over that span. 2020 has been a tough year to stomach...


2019 Natty Recap: LSU 42, Clemson 25

The Clemson Tigers suffered their first loss in 30 games and failed to defend their national championship last Monday as Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers reigned supreme in New Orleans. In this ep we recap the game and our experience in NOLA (1:36), offering our takes on what went wrong with the offense (16:29) and if there was anything the defense could have done to stop the combo of Joe Brady and Joe Burrow (27:44). We then take a look back on the 2019 season (41:12)...


Fiesta Bowl Recap: #3 Clemson 29, #2 Ohio St. 23

The #3 Clemson Tigers staged their 5th biggest comeback in school history on Saturday night as they rallied from a 16-0 deficit before going on to defeat the second ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 29-23 in the College Football Playoff Fiesta Bowl Semifinal. Clemson now heads to the Big Easy to take on the #1 LSU Tigers in hopes securing back-to-back national titles for the first time in school history. In this ep we recap the game and look ahead to New Orleans. Enjoy and Go Tigers!!!


2019 Fiesta Bowl Preview: #2 Ohio State vs. #3 Clemson

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE PAWCAST!!! The #3 Clemson Tigers make their 5th straight College Football Playoff appearance this weekend in the Fiesta Bowl as the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes look to unseat the defending national champion. Each team will face their toughest test of the season as two statistically elite offenses and defenses will be on display in what stands to be one of the best semifinal match-ups of the CFP era. In this ep we preview a game (4:31) that will showcase two elite QBs...


Interview with Susan Lloyd, SI photographer

Sports Illustrated staff photographer, Susan Lloyd, came on the show to discuss her job covering Clemson football, and shared a behind-the-scenes look at her craft. Enjoy the show!


Early Signing Day with Quacking Tiger

As the dust settles on the Early Signing Period, it looks like Clemson will sign the nation's #1 recruiting class in 2020. We brought in Quacking Tiger of Shakin the Southland to break down this year's class, impact on the 2020 team, the 2019 CFP matchups, and more. Enjoy the show!


13-0: 2019 ACC Champions

For the 5th year in a row the Clemson Tigers are the champions of the ACC. A 62-17 victory in Charlotte on Saturday night secured Clemson’s spot in the College Football Playoff for the 5th straight time as well as the Tigers continue to defend last year’s title. In this ep we recap the game in which the offense was firing on all cylinders (8:32) but the defense had it’s fair share of hiccups in facing their toughest test to date (22:46). We wrap with a look at the other conference...


12-0: Rival Gamecocks Pose No Threat as the Tigers Eye the Playoff

With a 38-3 win in Williams-Brice over the weekend the Clemson Tigers extended their win streak to 6 in their rivalry with South Carolina which has become somewhat of an afterthought given that the Tigers are now one win away from securing a 5th straight berth in the College Football Playoff. With the victory Clemson remained at #3 behind Ohio State and LSU in the penultimate playoff rankings as we head into conference championship weekend. In this ep we “rant” about the rankings, weak...