CLEMSON, S.C. – The all-American Christian Wilkins threw donuts and showed a victory cigar.
On a cool, cloudy morning, Clemson celebrated his second national football title in front of thousands of roaring fans on Saturday in three seasons. The spectators stood seven or eight meters deep on the parade route.
Newly crowned National Champion Clemson will visit the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said in a Friday tweet.
The 2019 season is (unfortunately) eight months away, but the fans and undoubtedly the players are already looking forward to the biggest games of the next season.
Dabo Swinney won the "Bryant Coach of the Year" award from Paul "Bear" for the third time in four years on Wednesday. two days after Clemson led his second College Football Playoff National Championship in three years.
Trevor Lawrence, who threw in the title game against Alabama for 347 yards and three touchdowns against Alabama, drove with dozens of flatbed teammates.
The parade ended in front of the stadium, where players ran down the hill before the games.
Coach Dabo Swinney accepted the Cotton Bowl trophy and the national championship award in a mostly occupied stadium.
W Ilkins, Clemson's heart and soul this season, rode with a box of donuts and threw some of the crowd on their way. He and the American defensive line leader Clelin Ferrell were caught on the stadium's video board as they took victory cigars out of their packaging and brought the unlit tricks to their mouths as they burst out in conspiratorial laughter.
Wilkins had a crying outburst following national television on Alabama's 44-16 route Monday night in Santa Clara, California. He wanted to take the air out.
"I'm not sorry I cried," he said. "I'm sorry I'm such an ugly screamer."
The Tigers were the first major school to finish 15-0 in 1597, and their college football playoffs win over Notre Dame (30-3 in Cotton Bowl) and Alabama. The feat was that Swinney and some of his players called Clemson the best team in college football history.
"I feel it's not really up for debate," Ferrell said.
Swinney repeated these feelings and announced his latest group "the best ever."
He praised his players for their diligence in having the highest grade point average in team history and for their unwillingness to deal with the death of former teammate CJ Fuller on blood clots last October
"These trophies do define that us, "he said." Our culture defines us. "
To cheers, Swinney and the players came out at the midterm of Clemson's # 4 Virginia basketball game.
The group returns to whites on Monday "What a game, what a coach, what a team!" President Donald Trump tweeted.
The tigers will have to answer a few questions before they continue their run.Ferrell was one of the four defensive subjects following the return of the Tigers of California, who declared themselves in favor of the NFL draft
Tackle Dexter Lawrence, along with linebacker Tre Lamar and MVP defender MVP-Cornerba ck Trayvon Mullen, decided to give up her right to become a pro. Subject to later NFL statements, Clemson will have to replace at least seven defenders, including the entire front four, as Wilkins and defensive defender Austin Bryant are seniors.
"I will not miss the championship we won." Said Ferrell. "I will miss the people with whom we won them."
On Monday night, more than 15,000 people were in the downtown area to watch various big screens with the game. The fans were at the airport on Wednesday and back on campus to greet the team.
"We have some of the best fans in the world," said the defender of the defense said Albert Huggins. "They are always there to support us."
The fans in the stadium rejoiced at the repeat of the championship game, roaring back to the decade of Swinney's milestones.
"We have won two championships." in three years, "said recipient Hunter Renfrow." Let's do three in the last four. "