NEWSWIRE (Blacksburg, VA): THE HONEYMOON IS OVER IN CLEMSON
Coach Agentcom's popularity is quickly waning after a 36-16 blowout loss against Virginia Tech. Agentcom's took over the Tigers in Week 6 and looked set to turn the 1-3 team around with three convincing ACC victories including a road victory against then #14 North Carolina. A 37-36 heartbreaker at Georgia Tech ended the streak, but still left Clemson outscoring its opponents 121-78 in 4 weeks.
After the game, Agentcom erupted in the Virginia Tech pressroom. "To have a mid-season coaching change, then play 4 road games in 5 weeks. Well, you know, I think these kids are playing pretty well. No, they're playing their hearts out out there. This week was supposed to be a bye for us and we're playing a road make-up game? Because of a snafu in travel arrangements? That's just wrong. You can't blame these kids for being tired. Except for the first quarter, we couldn't get decent field position. And the officiating? To call some of those calls questionable is generous to these ACC refs. I give credit, I mean those kids, they're just out there battling against everything."
The game, which the NCAA postponed earlier this season when it became clear that coaching changes, weather and scheduling problems would "significantly impact the game," was rescheduled from Week 5 to Saturday. Clemson appeared to be fresh in the opening quarter jumping out to a 10-0 lead, but fatigue quickly set in as Hokies scored 26 unanswered points in the next three quarters. Clemson mustered only a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech's second string, which itself put another 10 points on the board.
Clemson (4-5 overall, 3-3 in ACC) will try once again to generate some momentum when they return home to face the struggling Wake Forest
demon Deacons (2-5, 1-4). Virginia Tech (4-5, 3-2) will travel to Georgia Tech (4-5, 4-2).
Source: The Tiger News