Clemson Celebrates 2014 Orange Bowl Win Over Buckeyes With Commemorative Headstone

By Nicholas Jervey on March 5, 2014 at 5:21p
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In the excitement over the beginning of spring camp and the accompanying media blitz, it's easy to forget Ohio State lost the 2014 Orange Bowl to Clemson two months ago. But Clemson hasn't.

Perhaps giving the Buckeyes a receipt for vandalizing Thomas Green Clemson's statue before the Orange Bowl, the Tigers marked the 40-35 win with a headstone commemorating OSU's painful defeat.

It joins a number of other headstones in The Graveyard, a site between Clemson's practice field and the Jervey Athletic Center, where the Tigers have erected 20 other headstones for historic wins over ranked teams they considered special.

It's good to know Clemson thinks the 2013 Buckeyes were a special team. Now wait for the zombie uprising, assholes.

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osu07asu10's picture

That's cute...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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The TresselMeyer's picture

Wtf....Am I reading The Onion?

Brady Hoke's reaction to the Urban Meyer hire: "Not good."

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Last seven words are 14 karat.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

I would upvote the hell out of this. 

"You're an angry football team, and I'm proud to be your coach." - UFM

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Talk about buried....

 

LEBRON

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cinserious's picture

We all know Clemson can't hang with an SEC-ish type team like FSU!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

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TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

Well they had to do something to commemorate their biggest win in program history. God knows when the next bowl victory will be...

"You're an angry football team, and I'm proud to be your coach." - UFM

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Seattle Linga's picture

Nicely done there NB

KLF Buckeye's picture

This from the school with a verb for failure named after it. 

(v) Clemsoning: The act of delivering an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.

     source: urban dictionary

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Barnsey69's picture

Hate to get Clemsoned out in the middle of nowhere...

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

HotSauceCommittee's picture

They won. Deserve some fun. I wouldn't say buried, more like outlasted but whatever. 

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KLF Buckeye's picture

I still contend that we did not lose. We merely ran out of time.

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

unfortunately, we lost.   Take our lumps, and live to fight another day.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Hopefully that's blasted on our bulletin board for motivation

Go1Bucks's picture

Maybe by "burying" us, they think we will forget that they pulled a "Clemsoning out of their ass"  to win the game.

Should send them a yearly reminder that we never, ever forget. Sort of like an Edgar Allan Poe grave flower.

Go Bucks!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Please let our criteria for a big win never include anything other than TTUN, conference championship games and national title games. Every other win is to be expected and not celebrated with statues.

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Patriot4098's picture

I dunno.  BCS Bowl games were kinda big-game criteria.   Maybe not AS BIG as the big games you mentioned, but nearing that realm.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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741's picture

I still relish the Rose Bowl wins over ASU and especially Oregon.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Because it's the Rose Bowl. It's the only bowl other than the championship that matters

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Rose bowl means the same as all the other BCS games.

LEBRON

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KLF Buckeye's picture

I agree, Patriot. With the current state of the B1G, post-season games are very important for our national reputation. I guess it's easy to say they are not important when you are just a fan with no skin in the contest.

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Patriot4098's picture

Yep, we would be relishing in an Orange Bowl win over Clemson if it had happened.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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CPDenn's picture

Think it's weak to not acknowledge the Orange Bowl as a big game given how hard these kids busted their asses to get there. I suppose some of you don't care about the Fiesta Bowl wins over Kansas State and Notre Dame, the Rose Bowl win over Oregon or the Sugar Bowl win over Arkansas given what you're saying?

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Deadly Nuts's picture

The Arkansas game never happened. 

LEBRON

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Stop watching SportsCenter

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Some people do not understand sarcasm

LEBRON

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

I'm sorry. My computer can't read sarcasm font for some reason on 11W. I don't know why that is

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I suppose some of you don't care about the Fiesta Bowl wins over Kansas State and Notre Dame, the Rose Bowl win over Oregon or the Sugar Bowl win over Arkansas given what you're saying?

The difference is that Ohio State expects to win those games, so yes they're nice but they're not defining moments. If you have to commemorative routine bowl victories it says everything about the state of your program.

CPDenn's picture

'Routine bowl victories'? Right. Because beating a top team in a power conference is something to scoff at. At most, we only get to see each Buckeye team take the field 15 times per season, so I don't give a shit who they beat, I'm celebrating it. How'd it work out for Alabama in treating the Sugar Bowl like a routine game? These kids, coaches, support staff, etc. put in too much work for me to ever feel comfortable saying, "Well shit, that wasn't the B1G Championship, National Championship or Michigan. On to the next one, I guess." And given that we haven't won a bowl game since 2011 and are 2-5 in our last 7 bowls, the whole 'Ohio State expects to win those games' stuff doesn't fly anymore.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Yes because saying that Clemson's little stunt is silly (and Ohio State is better than that) is exactly the same as saying the players (or fans) shouldn't feel a sense of accomplishment for winning a bowl game.

I've been watching Buckeye games for almost 40 years. Yes I go into every bowl game expecting a Buckeye victory. And yes there have also been plenty of bowl losses over the years. So what?

That is one of the things that separates the top programs from the pack....the expectation of victory.

Act like you've been there.

 

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Go1Bucks's picture

Who is Ar-Kansas, Kan-sas St?  I think I heard of dem der Hunchbacks before though.

Go Bucks!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I enjoy every win ....including the bowl games ....I'm just saying that I'm not prepared to start building statues on campus for winning non-championship games . .and that I still gate TTUN.

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Go1Bucks's picture

Could you only imagine the size and scope of our graveyard?

Go Bucks!

Posterchild's picture

This is actually pretty funny.

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stevebelliseeya's picture

Hey Clemson...

 

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

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phxbuck's picture

Haha, good work Clemson. 

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CPDenn's picture

This is great, and creative as hell

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Crumb's picture

Well when you give up 77 to West Virginia in a Bowl Game and get spanked by your rival every year you gotta take silver lining where you can find it.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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Ludwig Yards's picture

I buried that game a while ago. Nice of them to foot the bill for the headstone.

 

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bucknutfern4's picture

That's cute, I remember my first beer! It's alright let them have their fun. It's not like they ever had a chance to win a BCS bowl prior to this year. It's a school with a poor sports tradition they need to find the bright spots wherever they can find them

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

 Gosh darn, I was just about to post this!

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Art Harrell's picture

Great idea---hmmmmmm better put a guard protecting it---I can see someone from

the Buckeye Nation making a mid-nite-visit-----Go Bucks

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Go1Bucks's picture

Pssstttt. Secret meeting at the Underground next Saturday night.  Road trip clothes required.

Go Bucks!

thatlillefty's picture

Florida got us much better. There's a pic somewhere in the interwebz of the guy and girl gator, each with a shovel in hand, standing over 2 gravestones. One for football, the other for basketball. It was actually pretty funny.

rider1's picture

I guess I'm old school but I can't effing stand these teams with no football tradition acting as if. I detest Oregon more than Michigan in the big scheme of things. Clemson is a footnote in the history of college football. Good God are they irrelevant. I hate them. 

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alust2013's picture

Haha, putting aside the game that it was, I think it's pretty funny. 

...and Michigan still sucks.

sharks's picture

Credit where its due.  Thats major league trolling right there, but I'm hurting more from Sparty.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

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ECSAGESTER's picture

Maybe for once give them kudos instead of acting like we were too high and mighty for them? Clemson beat Ohio State in the Orange Bowl, let them celebrate. Just like I would celebrate an Orange Bowl victory over Clemson. The Graveyard is one of their traditions, just like we have our own. Stop being so arrogant. 

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teddyballgame's picture

At least they didn't inscribe it with simply "Ohio".

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That's cute.  Where's their graveyard dedicated to all of their national titles?

Class of 2010.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Let them have their moment. 

Come soon ours will.

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rdubs's picture
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tussey's picture

Count me salty on this.  Not because of the they beat us, but because that grave yard next to their stadium, Death Valley, is for victories that come from within that stadium.  Props to them for the victory, but it didn't happen at Death Valley, therefore, I don't think a head stone should go into the graveyard.  

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

They should really check out the concrete memorial we started piecing together in 1920 in honor of our big wins. It's affectionately known as the Horseshoe. 

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Poison nuts's picture

Pretty flattering really. Beating OSU was obviously a really big deal for them. What I'm pissed off about, is that damn dolphin that picked Clemson to win - that things never been wrong.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

tGW's picture

"...I will have my vengence, in this life or the next."

"Have a nice trip...Michaelllll."

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Whoa Nellie's picture

 

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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HSBDAWG's picture

If the def. rises again to the days of old i would really like to see a rematch.

 

Damonbuckeye's picture

Somebody should send this to Urban. I sure he'd in turn show the defensive team and coaches how pathetic they performed this past year.

ibuck's picture

Buries Ohio State?  More like edges Ohio State...and "Whew, that was close."

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

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Buck Commander's picture

Clemson is nothing but a bunch of pickle lickers

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

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FROMTHE18's picture

Back to earth for them this season. 

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TUNBUCK89's picture

Beating Ohio State is NEVER easy. In the rare occasions you happen to do it, you've earned yourself the right to celebrate it the way you want. I don't feel denigrated. In fact, I feel.............FLATTERED. But just remember, you've become a target of the SILVER BULLETS !!!

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TMac's picture

Some institutions have higher aspirations, Clemson is not one of those institutions. 

Furious George 27's picture

So they have only 20 "Special" wins since 1893?

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

Yep. That's Clemson for you. An abysmal program.

BUCKI06's picture

It's easy for us to criticize this since the Bucks lost, but I'm pretty sure we'd be all about it if the tables were turned.

Pretty clever by Clemson.  

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

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Furious George 27's picture

If this was fans being fans sure, but to me with it being Clemson it kind of suggests that its not common for them to win big games. Thats just how I see it.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

WezBuck28's picture

Clemson "buried" one of the worst defenses in FBS by only 5 points...let them celebrate..lol

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Barnsey69's picture

And had the best WR in CFB to boot!

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

Still can't believe we lost to these assholes.

If ONE of two things happens, we win that game.  (1) Philly Brown calls a fair catch & doesn't muff that punt return or (2) we actually have an average Ohio State pass defense and we win that game walking away.

Our pass defense last year was so atrocious, we couldn't even cover the field with a tarp if we had one.  #Awful

Barnsey69's picture

If I ever visit Clemson I am gonna take a piss on that thing.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

WezBuck28's picture

Piss on it???? I was thinking more along the lines of eating spicy Chinese food, then finishing the job off with some paperwork..if u catch my drift..

buckeyehawk's picture

Ha.  Zombies back from the dead.  I agree.  Lovin' coach Smith more and more...

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Is there a crazed Buckeye fan somewhere in South Carolina who will dump some rat poison on the granite so it will die like the oak trees at Auburn?

Eastside Buckeye's picture

One of my very good friend's brother goes to Clemson and he tells me firsthand how weird this is because it really shows they don't have a solid tradition and past history. Clemson SC and Columbus are two major different worlds and he was amazed by it when he went in as a freshman 4 years ago

"Life is a course and imma shoot for par." - Dewayne Carter

MoEddieRobtCarlosBeanie's picture

That's nice.. Where is Woody Hayes when you need him...

trigg03's picture

I could understand if WVU pulled a move like that like say for instance when they beat that one team in a BCS Bowl game like 88 - 7 a couple years ago...ohh yea that was Clemson they destroyed. But to win in the last few minutes against a team missing a couple key pieces to their roster seems very petty IMO

ChazBuckeye's picture

Overkill on the head stone, but OSU lost and that's that.  This 2014 team doesn't need motivation and it surely won't be Clemson OSU will be playing in the playoffs.  So let them relish in their one BCS bowl win...OSU had plenty:-)

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huber57's picture

Clemson is the high school team that prints t-shirts after a mid-season victory.

Why does Dublin have so many round-abouts? Because everyone in Dublin thinks they have the right-of-way.

UrbanRenewal's picture

I remember when we had our first BCS win.

O-H born & raised