That was before Clemson became the program that challenged Alabama for college football supremacy. That was before two generational quarterback talents – Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence – led Swinney’s teams to a few national titles and two more league appearances.

Uiagalelei was supposed to be next in line, but after crossing over half a mile in two starts last season, replacing Lawrence, the former five-star rookie from Southern California looks lost behind an offensive line that doesn’t give him enough. protection.

Clemson fans turn to offensive coordinator Tony Elliott. What the hell is going on here?

“You know what? It comes with the territory because the expectation and the standard at Clemson and who we are, we don’t reach. It’s that simple,” Swinney said.

More than a month before Halloween, Clemson’s CFP streak is in grave danger.

University of Wisconsin security addresses the media after the 18th-ranked Badgers fell to the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

“The curse is broken, NC State fans finally,” chuckled NC State coach Dave Doeren after the Wolfpack ended an eight-game losing streak against Clemson.

North Carolina State’s iconic victory, its first over a Top 10 opponent in nine years under Doeren, came two weeks after the Wolfpack were beaten at Mississippi State.