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2010 Clemson Tigers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2010 record6–7 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachDabo Swinney (2nd full, 3rd overall season)
Offensive coordinatorBilly Napier (2009–2010) vacant
Defensive coordinatorKevin Steele
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,500)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#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
#16 Virginia Tech x   8 0         11 3  
Miami   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         6 7  
Virginia   1 7         4 8  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33
† – BCS representative as 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 26–31.

Before the seasonEdit

Preseason OutlookEdit

Incoming Recruiting ClassEdit

  • Kalon Davis (OL; Chester, SC; Chester HS)
  • Josh Watson (DT; Wilmington, DE; Hargrave Military Academy)
  • Martavis Bryant (WR; Anderson, SC; T.L. Hanna HS)
  • Corey Crawford (DE; Columbus, GA; Carver HS)
  • David Beasley (OL; Columbus, GA; Carver HS)
  • Reid Webster (OL; Woodstock, GA; Etowah HS)
  • Jake Nicolopulos (LB; Anderson, SC; T.L. Hanna HS)
  • Sam Cooper (TE; Nashville, TN; The Ensworth HS)
  • Victor Beasley (TE; Adairsville, GA; Adairsville HS)
  • Demont Buice (RB; Gadsden, AL; Gaston HS)
  • Martin Jenkins (DB; Roswell, GA; Roswell HS)
  • Ricky Chaney (DB; Beaufort, SC; Battery Creek HS)
  • DeAndre Hopkins (WR Central, SC, D.W. Daniel HS)
  • Tavaris Barnes (DE; Jacksonville, FL; First Coast HS)
  • Desmond Brown (DB; Centre, AL; Cherokee County HS)
  • Darius Robinson (DB; Atlanta, GA; Westlake HS)
  • Joe Craig (WR; Gaffney, SC; Gaffney HS)
  • Bashaund Breeland (DB; Fairfax, SC; Allendale-Fairfax HS)
  • Garry Peters (DB; Conyers, GA; Heritage HS)
  • Gifford Timothy (OL; Middletown, DE; Middletown HS)
  • Tra Thomas (DT; Wadesboro, NC; Anson HS)
  • D.J. Howard (RB; Lincoln, AL; Lincoln HS)
  • Justin Parker (LB; Beaufort, SC; Beaufort HS)

DeparturesEdit

  • 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 Back/Special Teams Coach) – Fired on January 2, 2011

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4* 3:30 PM North Texas Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Hall of Fame Day) ESPNU W 35–10   77,342[2]
September 11* 3:30 PM Presbyterian Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Family/Youth Day) ESPN3 W 58–21   74,358[2]
September 18* 7:00 PM at #15 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 24–27 OT  87,451[2]
October 2† 12:00 PM #16 Miami (FL) Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Homecoming) ESPN2 L 21–30   82,313[2]
October 9 3:30 PM at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ABC L 16–21   60,000[2]
October 16 12:00 PM Maryland Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Football Reunion Day) ACCN W 31–7   72,484[2]
October 23 3:30 PM Georgia Tech Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (IPTAY Day) ABC W 27–13   78,522[2]
October 30 12:00 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy) ACCN L 10–16   37,137[2]
November 6 12:00 PM #25 NC State Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl/Military Appreciation Day) ACCN W 14–13   75,906[2]
November 13 8:00 PM at Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC L 13–16   72,228[2]
November 20 2:00 PM at Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPN3 W 30–10   31,783[2]
November 27* 7:00 PM #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 PM vs. South Florida Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Meineke Car Care Bowl) ESPN L 26–31   41,122[2]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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