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Nothing sweet about it

CLEMSON - Brent Venables didn't sugarcoat anything Tuesday afternoon. He didn't pretend. That's not his way.

When asked about Clemson's 27-17 loss to South Carolina last November, the Tigers' second-year defensive coordinator told the truth. "We didn't play good," Venables said. "We didn't cover them good, we didn't tackle them good. We didn't pressure them good." Clemson's defense didn't do anything well. The Tigers were outgained 444-328. South Carolina held the ball for 39:28. And Clemson's high...

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