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Whistling past the graveyard
Van Kornegay loves putting Clemsons landmark road wins in stone
CLEMSON FOOTBALL COACH Dabo Swinney poses with a group of local Tiger fans behind the gravestone commemorating the Tigers 35-31 win over Alabama in the 2016 National Championship Game. Pictured along the front, from left, are, Kirk Brunson, Joi Brunson, Swinney, Caroline Kornegay and Justin Finley. The back row is made up of Walt Thompkins, Matt Downey, Jason Finley, Van Kornegay and Ted DuBose. - photo by Tom Didato
CLEMSON --- Visitors to most graveyards make their way through the headstones using hushed, reverent tones out of respect for the dearly departed. Then, there is the Clemson football burial ground, located along the entry way to the Tigers’ practice facility and a couple hundred yards from the program’s sparkling new $150 million football operations hub, dubbed “Dabo World.” On this small plot of land sits grave markers commemorating landmark Tiger victories over ranked programs on the road or, in postseason and/or bowl games.