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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.

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.




2020 Sugar Bowl Recap: (3)Ohio State 49, (2)Clemson 28

#2 Clemson suffered their worse loss in the playoff era on New Year's Day as #3 Ohio State dominated all phases of the game, handing the Tigers a humbling 49-28 defeat that capped off an unusual 2020 season. In this ep we recap a game in which the Tigers had no answer for OSU on either side of the ball, as the Buckeyes defensive pressure stymied Trevor Lawrence and the offense (7:24) and the defense looked completely inept against a masterful game plan and gutsy performance by QB Justin...


2020 Sugar Bowl Preview: #2 Clemson vs. #3 Ohio State

In this ep we preview the Sugar Bowl matchup between #2 Clemson and #3 Ohio State, with the help of our friend Chris from the former website Tune in for a breakdown of Ohio State's personnel and scheme, and the implications of this game in the larger picture of these two elite programs. Enjoy and Go Tigers!!!


10-1: #2 Clemson Claims 6th Straight ACC Title and Playoff Birth

The #2 Clemson Tigers will be making their 6th consecutive trip to the College Football Playoff after claiming their 6th straight ACC title in a 34-10 blowout of fellow playoff contender Notre Dame. In doing so they avenged their loss to the Irish from 6 weeks prior when a depleted Tiger team lost in double OT in South Bend. In this ep we discuss the dominant performance and what having Trevor Lawrence back meant to the offense (11:46), and how the return of key defensive starters, combined...


2020 ACCCG Preview w/Nathan Atkins from SI's Irish Breakdown

To preview the 3rd ranked Tigers' rematch with #2 Notre Dame in the ACC Championship Game, we brought on Nathan Atkins from Sports Illustrated's Irish Breakdown. Nate gave us his thoughts on the rematch, and whether Ian Book is up to the task. We also discussed the Brian Kelly regime and the playoff race. Enjoy and Go Tigers!!!


9-1: (3)Clemson 45, V.T. 10

The #3 Clemson Tigers weathered the cold (and sprinklers) in Blacksburg last weekend, exiting with a 45-10 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies. In this ep we recap what was an otherwise unmemorable game that saw the Tigers' offense limited in possessions (8:26), and their defense that was on the field for nearly two-thirds of the game (36:12). We wrap with a look ahead to the upcoming playoffs and the impact Ohio State may have as a mere 6-0 team (57:38). Enjoy and Go Tigers!!!


8-1: (3)Clemson 52, Pitt 17

Three weeks after suffering their first loss of the season to Notre Dame, the #3 Clemson Tigers were back on the field in Death Valley Saturday afternoon and showed that time heals all wounds, mounting a 52-17 victory over the Pitt Panthers in a game in which they led 31-0 after one quarter of play. In this ep we discuss the return of QB Trevor Lawrence and his impact on the offense (17:59), and a defense that forced 5 turnovers in welcoming back Tyler Davis, Jaime Skalski and Mike Jones Jr....


7-1: FSU's Medical Staff Calls Audible, Denies Clemson

The Clemson Tigers went down to Tallahassee on Saturday looking to bounce back after their first loss of the season, only to be turned away by the FSU administration in an attempt to avoid further humiliation in a humbling first season under coach Mike Norvell Corona Virus. In doing so they almost assured that Dabo and the Tigers hang 100 on them the next time the two teams meet, which in our estimation may very well have been worth it. So in this ep we discuss the decision, the fallout and...


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...