The Tigers are now on a two-win streak and hoping to keep the momentum going. They beat No. 8 Miami Saturday in overtime with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Parker to Jacoby Ford. The Tigers are now third in ACC rankings and will hopefully stay near the top.
The game went back and forth but the Tigers came through, entrusting even more hope in Coach Swinney from students and fans. We were all a little nervous about him after a few losses but he has definitely turned Clemson football around. It looks like the team is starting to bring back the tradition of a winning team.
Around campus the excitement keeps growing, especially coming into the Homecoming Game this Saturday against Coastal Carolina. I know that after this big road win the team is going to be on fire Saturday.
Sophomore Courtney Martin thinks she knows why the team has come back full circle.
"I think it’s because of team work and great coaching from Dabo. They have been working really hard."
As freshman Brian DiMaggio puts it, "They simply went back to playing Tiger football."
I think they both make a great point and really summarize the feeling around campus. After such a rocky season with coaching problems last year everyone is getting used to Coach Swinney and are starting to bond better on, and off the field, which has definitely made them improve overall.
The remainder of the season looks bright for the Tigers.