Updated: Clem seems to have been bamboozled by TigerNet pranksters. A new low.
Just a tip for the future. When TDP announces something important, it shows up on ClemsonTigers.com. As an additional tip, anything that could possibly be construed as a scandal will be posted on a Friday.
Original post below:
Seems that way in wake of the tragedies from last year:
Dear Tiger Fans,
Recently there has been speculation that a decision made by myself and the athletic department, as well as in conjunction with the Office of the President and Coach Tommy Bowden, will allow for the Virginia Tech football team to run down the hill before our Tigers prior to Saturday’s game. There has also been a rumor that Clemson will not use our traditional cannon after Clemson scores points during the game.
I would like to first deny any rumor that we will not be using the cannon. The cannon is a tradition of Clemson University football games and any allegation that we are not going to use it is patently false. It is absurd to suggest a “cannon” would have any psychological impact on the players of the Virginia Tech football team.
However, I will confirm that the Virginia Tech football team will be running down the hill prior to the game. We feel opening up our sacred tradition to these fine young men who have undergone so much recently is a great way to show our support. We felt that all Clemson fans will appreciate and understand our decision.
Thank you for your understanding and your loyalty to our program.
Terry Don Phillips
I am all for showing support for the Hokies but can someone explain how this is beneficial for anyone?