HIT THE LINKS: The past week’s coverage leading up to S.C. State-Clemson

Tiger WalkBY AARON BRENNER | abrenner@postandcourier.com
@Aaron_Brenner | Tiger Tracks on Facebook

CLEMSON — It’s not GameDay … but it’s gameday.

Since Dabo Swinney insists the Tigers play to a certain standard regardless of the opponent, and the Clemson fans have sold out Death Valley thus rooting to a certain standard, I will hold up my end of the bargain and write to a certain standard.

From your sweet sixteen options below, the blog barista recommends the Roderick McDowell and Stanton Seckinger pieces. Both guys really opened up about their road to this year, and those are the best types of stories.

If you’re into the juicy stuff, the Chad Morris and Mark Richt exchanges about faking injuries to slow the tempo is kind of interesting.

Here are your week links leading up to South Carolina State’s visit to face No. 4 Clemson:

Today’s PreviewClemson backups ready for action against S.C. State

Inside the Game | South Carolina State at Clemson, 12:30 p.m. kickoff

Pregame Pep TalkClemson should roll over SC State, Week 2 picks (Gamecocks or Georgia?)

From @Sapakoff | Top 5 ACC storylines: Clemson depth, Jameis Winston, N.C. State’s QB injury

Personality feature | A persistent underdog, “Hot Rod” McDowell motivated by grandpa’s loss, brother’s love

Behind Enemy LinesThomas Grant, The Times and Democrat

ACC teleconference | Victories over SEC are statement for Clemson, not ACC pride

Tuesday notebook | Tajh talks Heisman, injury updates

Climb up the polls | Clemson’s No. 4 ranking its highest in 25 years, plus a first-place vote

First Take | Scouting South Carolina State

Press UpdateNo. 4-ranked Clemson a staggering 52-point favorite over SC State; updated injury list

7 at 7 | Dabo Swinney’s “tired of that storyline” of Clemson’s inconsistency

Personality feature | Stanton Seckinger’s clutch catch beat his dad’s beloved Bulldogs

Recapping Georgia | Chad Morris on fake-injury tactics: “I think we all see the same thing”

Recapping Georgia | Replays show Bulldog defender embellished injury, Richt sidesteps talk of gamesmanship

Beat column | Brenner: Georgia-Clemson worth the wait in every sense

-AB

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