Clemson fans demand major changes after Tigers fall to 4-4 with loss to NC State
Clemson fans are furious with the state of the program following the Tigers’ loss to NC State on Saturday afternoon in Raleigh.
The Tigers are now 4-4 on the season and are just 7-7 over their last 14 games dating back to last season. This loss also ensures Clemson’s streak of double-digit win seasons will come to an end at 12. Clemson had won at least 10 games in every season dating back to 2011.
Cade Klubnik continued his struggles in the loss to NC State. He threw for 263 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 50 attempts. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown by NC State’s Payton Wilson.
Klubnik also took an ill-advised sack with just over 30 seconds remaining in the game on Clemson’s final possession. NC State’s defensive front registered 9 tackles for loss and 6 quarterback hurries in the contest.
Clemson’s defense was solid in the game, limiting the Wolfpack to just 203 total yards. But it wasn’t enough as NC State scored 13 of its 24 points off of turnovers. Clemson lost the turnover battle 2-0 in this contest.
After the game, Clemson fans took to social media to ask for major changes out of the Tigers’ program this offseason. Fans and media also took the opportunity to mock Dabo Swinney for comments he previously made about needing to shed “bandwagon” fans. Here’s the best of that reaction:
Honestly, the only way you get real change in this Clemson program is with a season like this…
— Kelly Gramlich (@kellygramlich) October 28, 2023
NC State wins. Clemson drops to 4-4. The second-best program of the 2010s is officially in shambles.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 28, 2023
Clemson loses to NC State on The CW. Tigers are now 4-4.
Is Clemson going to make a bowl game? pic.twitter.com/HdJktAH7pG
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) October 28, 2023
If you are a Clemson fan and continue to support this garbage youre wrong! Something has to change… absolutely no excuse for this product.
— S C (@Coach_Calvert) October 28, 2023
Dabo built Clemson from the ashes into the best program in the country, and now he is returning it to the ashes. What a downfall. Time for some major change.
— Malawibloat (@malawibloat) October 28, 2023
Even with changes made, I still think Clemson is about 2 years away from being “good” again and several years away from being ELITE again.
— Ellis Tolbert (@EllisTolbert) October 28, 2023
Dabo turned “maybe we need to lose a few games” into we may never win another game this season lmao this criminal
— 🐅T.G. Tiger👍🏼 (@TigerPawNation1) October 28, 2023
The Rest of Y'all bus about to leave Dabo in Raleigh
— College Football Nerds (@CFBNerds) October 28, 2023
NC State upends Clemson, 24-17. Tigers drop to 4-4 and suffer a fourth loss in eight games – the most this early in the season since 2010, Dabo Swinney’s third season as coach.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 28, 2023
You know who has an interesting job this offseason? That new Clemson athletic director. He has to make Dabo see God in terms of using the transfer portal, and he has to do it despite Dabo having all the contractual leverage. Godspeed to him
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) October 28, 2023
It feels like this team has quit.
Never thought I'd tweet that about a Dabo Swinney coached team.
I hope I'm wrong.
— Clemson Sports (@ClemsonSports) October 28, 2023
Would be a real shame to see Dabo Swinney lose on the CW network
— John Rich (@JohnRichTV) October 28, 2023
Dabo making sure everyone hops off the bandwagon pic.twitter.com/xpM8rtzemW
— Ben Glassmire (@BenGlassmireNFL) October 28, 2023
Dabo is so happy that we’ve lost 2 straight. His idea of “weeding off the bandwagon fans” is working so well for him🤣🤣 Pathetic
— Dill🐅 (@ClemsonDill) October 28, 2023
The Dabo as Saban’s successors crowd has officially gone mute
— Barstool Bama (@BarstoolAlabama) October 28, 2023
Who’s Dabo gonna blame this on? pic.twitter.com/fsKwPuCoWr
— Geechie Dan (@IsthisChuck) October 28, 2023
Game. Set. Match.
The worst Clemson football team in the Dabo Swinney era comes from one of the best rosters he's ever had.
— Fifth Quarter Clemson (@FQClemson) October 28, 2023
I’ve never called for Dabo to leave. Still don’t or won’t. Just wish the man would make some needed changes instead of bandaid fixes……
— Clemson Bagman (@ExcessDepth) October 28, 2023
Dabo bodily chucking people off the Clemson bandwagon
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) October 28, 2023
Dabo Swinney's losing his mind with this Garrett Riley and Cade Klubnik-handcuffed offense.
Clock is just melting at Carter Finley and the Tigers are throwing 2-yard outs.
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) October 28, 2023
How much more room do you need, Dabo?
Wolfpack leads 7-0 pic.twitter.com/o0jXDEh0Ej
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 28, 2023