CUTrevor 2018-12-27 14:16:04

Dabo said this morning that they should get word by this afternoon about the second sample from the lab and whether Dexter, Galloway and Giella will be eligible for the Cotton Bowl. Dex showed up at Media Day this morning regardless because he is a leader on the team and believes he is innocent.

I'll have quotes from Dabo, Dex and more from Media Day shortly and will let you know as soon as there is word about Dexter's eligibility. Stay tuned!

CUTrevor 2018-12-27 14:38:34


It's now Thursday and everybody wants to know if you have heard from the NCAA about the three players. 

DABO: Not yet. Should hear something today. But as of 8:09 – of course, it's early. I think the place is somewhere in L.A., so they're about two hours from where we are. So we'll see. Hopefully today some time.

If you had to put a percentage on it or the way you're looking at Dexter's [Lawrence] availability coming up, how are you feeling about the chances of him playing? How are you trying to move forward and prepare as you get a couple days away? 

DABO: I have no idea. I have no clue. But as far as our team, you know, we move forward as if, like I said Monday, it's an injury. If they say he can play, boom, that will be a cherry on top.

But we've got a bunch of good players. And Albert Huggins is a co-starter for us anyway. I mean, he's a great, great talent. And I don't have any doubt that he'll step in and do a great job for us, as will Nyles [Pinckney] and Jordan [Williams]. So just more opportunity for those guys. No different than any other position. If you have an injury or somebody can't play for whatever reason, you get the next guy ready.

So as a football coach, that's all we can control. That's how we've gone into the week. So hope to hear something today, but we've prepared fully to go without him.

Where did that substance come from? 

DABO: I don't have time to worry about that. We've got a game to play. We got a whole team of people who will figure that stuff out. But we spend a lot of time with it over the past weekend while we were off when I first got notified last Thursday. So we're going to look at anything and everything. I mean, because it could literally could come from anything.

The only thing I know is these guys have not intentionally done anything. That I know. If it's in their system, how it got in there, I have no clue of that. But we'll have to figure that out some way, somehow it could come from anything, anything, literally.

CUTrevor 2018-12-27 18:56:24

Just got the official word from Dan Radakovich that Dex, Galloway and Giella will not play Saturday. Huge break for the Irish! Not only do the Tigers lose a huge run stuffer and block eater, but they will be deprived of their successful Fridge Package on offense.

Could be an opportunity for Albert Huggins to shine and make his mark, though. Nyles Pinckney too! Next man up!

CUTrevor 2018-12-27 18:57:39


“This evening, Clemson Athletics received confirmation from the NCAA of suspensions for tight end Braden Galloway, offensive lineman Zach Giella and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, all three of whom will be unavailable for Saturday’s game against Notre Dame. The athletic department will have no further comment on the matter this evening as it considers all of our options, including appeals.”