2010 Clemson Tigers football team

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2010 Clemson Tigers football
Clemson University Tiger Paw logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
2010 record 6–7 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach Dabo Swinney (2nd full, 3rd overall year)
Offensive coordinator Billy Napier (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele (2nd year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,500)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#17 Florida State x   6 2         10 4  
#23 Maryland   5 3         9 4  
#25 NC State   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Clemson   4 4         6 7  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
#16 Virginia Tech x$   8 0         11 3  
Miami   5 3         7 6  
Georgia Tech   4 4         6 7  
North Carolina   4 4         8 5  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Virginia   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Dabo Swinney in his second full year and third year overall after taking over the job midway through the 2008 season. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Atlantic Division. They finished the season 6–7, 4–4 in ACC play and were invited to the Meineke Car Care Bowl where they were defeated by South Florida, 31–26.

Before the season[edit]

Preseason Outlook[edit]

Departures[edit]

  • Jamie Cumbie (DT, RS Junior) – Dismissed for violation of team rules (assault charges)[1]
  • J.K. Jay (OL, Freshman) – Back injuries; will remain at Clemson as a student coach
  • Willy Korn (QB, RS Sophomore) – Graduated; transferred to Marshall University then to North Greenville University
  • Billy Napier (Offensive Coordinator) – Fired on January 2, 2011
  • Andre Powell (Running Backs/Special Teams Coach) – Fired on January 2, 2011

Recruiting class[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 3:30 p.m. North Texas* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Hall of Fame Day) ESPNU W 35–10   77,342[2]
September 11 3:30 p.m. Presbyterian* Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Family/Youth Day) ESPN3 W 58–21   74,358[2]
September 18 7:00 p.m. at No. 15 Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Rivalry) ESPN L 24–27 OT  87,451[2]
October 2 12:00 p.m. No. 16 Miami (FL)dagger Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPN2 L 21–30   82,313[2]
October 9 3:30 p.m. at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ABC/ESPN L 16–21   60,000[2]
October 16 12:00 p.m. Maryland Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Football Reunion Day) ACCN W 31–7   72,484[2]
October 23 3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Rivalry/IPTAY Day) ABC/ESPN W 27–13   78,522[2]
October 30 12:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy) ACCN L 10–16   37,137[2]
November 6 12:00 p.m. No. 25 NC State Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl/Military Appreciation Day) ACCN W 14–13   75,906[2]
November 13 8:00 p.m. at Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 13–16   72,228[2]
November 20 2:00 p.m. at Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPN3 W 30–10   31,783[2]
November 27 7:00 p.m. No. 17 South Carolina* Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State/Solid Orange Day) ESPN2 L 7–29   81,355[2]
December 31 12:00 p.m. vs. South Florida* Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Meineke Car Care Bowl) ESPN L 26–31   41,122[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Draft Picks[edit]

The Tigers had 6 players drafted in the 2011 NFL draft

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Jarvis Jenkins Washington Redskins 2nd 41 DE
Marcus Gilchrist San Diego Chargers 2nd 50th CB
Da'Quan Bowers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2nd 51 DE
Chris Hairston Buffalo Bills 4th 122 OT
Jamie Harper Tennessee Titans 4th 130th RB
Byron Maxwell Seattle Seahawks 6th 173th CB

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clemson Player Accused In Violent Assault
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2010 Clemson Football Media Guide" (PDF). Clemson University Department of Athletics. Retrieved November 13, 2011.