Joshua Needelman covers Clemson for The Post and Courier. He's a Long Island, N.Y., native and a University of Maryland alum. He's won national and state awards in sports and feature writing, and for reasons unclear he still roots for the New York Knicks.
Robbie Caldwell, 66, has been Dabo Swinney's offensive line coach since 2011. He's been long revered for his loyalty and no-nonsense approach.
Clemson signed 6-10 Lynn Kidd last week, bolstering a group that already included fellow four-star big men Olivier-Maxence Prosper and P.J. Hall, the latter being the state's top recruit.
Amid a renewed swell of momentum to postpone the college football season, many players on Saturday vocalized their desire to step on the gridiron this fall. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the face of a sport that's found itself in the crosshairs of the nation's larger coronavirus debate, led the charge.
The star quarterback is committed to playing his junior season.
Many believed Xavier Thomas was in line for a breakout campaign. Instead, the junior will redshirt this season.
The Tigers received 38 first-place votes, beating out No. 2 Ohio State (17) and No. 3 Alabama (four).
Clemson will open the season Sept. 12 at Wake Forest,
Clemson's athletic department on Monday sent an email urging IPTAY donors to consider the ramifications of asking for refunds of any form, including but not limited to football season tickets.