2006 Clemson Tigers football team

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2006 Clemson Tigers football
Clemson University Tiger Paw logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division
Ranking
Coaches #Not Ranked
AP #Not Ranked
2006 record 8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach Tommy Bowden
Offensive coordinator Rob Spence
Offensive scheme Various
Defensive coordinator Vic Koenning
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (c. 80,301, grass)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#18 Wake Forest x   6 2         11 3  
#20 Boston College   5 3         10 3  
Maryland   5 3         9 4  
Clemson   5 3         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
NC State   2 6         3 9  
Coastal
Georgia Tech x   7 1         9 5  
#19 Virginia Tech   6 2         10 3  
Virginia   4 4         5 7  
Miami   3 5         7 6  
North Carolina   2 6         3 9  
Duke   0 8         0 12  

Championship: Wake Forest 9, Georgia Tech 6
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Clemson football team represented Clemson University in the 2006 college football season The team was coached by Tommy Bowden and played their homes game in the Memorial Stadium.

Notable[edit]

ESPN's College Gameday show made its first-ever appearance in Clemson for the game between the Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on October 21. Kirk Herbstreit mentioned both during and after the show, that he felt that Clemson hosted one of the best Gameday audiences he'd ever seen. The Gameday audience at Clemson also set a new noise record when measured in the latter-half of the show.

Season[edit]

Entering the season, the Tigers had high expectations, hoping to compete for a spot in the ACC Championship Game. After a heartbreaking loss at Boston College in the second game of the season, Clemson rolled off six straight victories, during which they averaged nearly 42 points a game. But things soon fell apart, with Clemson losing four out of their last five, including a loss to Kentucky in the Music City Bowl, and a 31–28 loss to arch rival South Carolina. The team finished the season with a disappointing 8–5 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 3:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic* #18 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPNU W 54–6   78,693[1]
September 9 3:30 p.m. at Boston College #18 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ABC L 34–33 2OT  44,500[1]
September 16 7:45 p.m. at #10 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Clemson-Florida State Rivalry) ESPN W 27–20   83,510[1]
September 23 12:00 p.m. North Carolina #23 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC Raycom/LFS W 52–7   81,886[1]
September 30 7:00 p.m. Louisiana Tech* #19 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPNU W 51–0   81,564[1]
October 7 12:00 p.m. at Wake Forest #15 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPN W 27–17   35,920[1]
October 12 7:30 p.m. vs. Temple* #12 Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC ESPNU W 63–9   30,246[1]
October 21 7:45 p.m. #13 Georgia Techdagger #12 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPN W 31–7   82,630[1]
October 26 7:45 p.m. at Virginia Tech #11 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN L 24–7   66,233[1]
November 4 12:00 p.m. Maryland #19 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPN2 L 13–12   80,556[1]
November 11 12:00 p.m. NC State Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl) Raycom/LFS W 20–14   81,785[1]
November 25 12:00 p.m. South Carolina* #24 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle for the Palmetto State) ESPN L 31–28   83,428[1]
December 29 1:00 p.m. vs. Kentucky* LP FieldNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN L 28–20   68,024[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Tommy Bowden – Head Coach
  • Rob Spence – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Vic Koenning – Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Brad Scott – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
  • David Blackwell – Recruiting Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Burton Burns – Running Backs
  • Billy Napier – Tight Ends
  • Chris Rumph – Defensive Line
  • Dabo Swinney – Wide Receivers
  • Ron West – Outside Linebackers
  • Mike Dooley – Defensive Video Graduate Assistant
  • Andy Ford – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Paul Hogan – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Willie Simmons – Offensive Video Graduate Assistant

Game notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2006 Clemson Football Stats". Clemson University.