When Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins gushes about Clemson’s speed, he’s not referring only to Sammy Watkins’ 40 time.
It’s not all about how fast the Tigers run, but how fast they run plays.
“It’s an up-tempo, fast, fast offense,” said Higgins, whose 5-6 Bulldogs will be heavy underdogs at No. 7 Clemson (9-1) on Saturday.
Citadel coach Kevin Higgins said Monday he’s got a lot of respect for his counterpart at Clemson, Dabo Swinney. He particularly likes the way Swinney has worked out the final weeks of the Tigers’ 2013 football schedule.
About halfway through this season, it seemed it would be easier to get through on healthcare.gov than for Furman to make the FCS playoffs.
The Paladins had a worse rollout than Obamacare, losing four of their first six games, dropping a game at Elon (!) and needing a blocked field goal in the final seconds to squeak out a 21-20 victory at Presbyterian (!?).
Who: VMI (2-8) at The Citadel (4-6)
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium
Sagarin Says: Citadel by 15.45 points
All-time series: Citadel leads, 36-30-2