Pendleton is all Clemson. This is their backyard, and we took it right from them. I grew up here, and all anyone talks about is Clemson football. This was a huge get for this class. The only thing that concerns me is the level of competition Pendleton went against. I went to a rival high school, and there really isn't very much talent that comes out of this region at all. I think it will take some getting used to transitioning to the college game, but you can't teach his size.
Never thought I would see a Preston Brooks reference on a Buckeye site...well done.
Gamecock fans are pretty easy to deal with. Just reference 1998 and 1999 where they went 1-21. Their only win in those 2 years was against Ball State in 1998. They went completely winless in '99.
"Fortunately for myself, one of good high school friends is a second-year student at Duke Law School, making the decision to venture down to Durham an easy one."
Weird, this is essentially the same way I got to go to the game, except my friend is a 3rd year law student there. From your picture I was about 30 ft to the right of you on the sideline.
That place is nuts though. Completely worth driving 4 1/2 hours there during the middle of a work week. Received pretty much the same reaction from Duke fans as you. Got a few looks, but no one really said anything other than asking how I ended up in the student section as a Buckeye fan.