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Clemson righty Clate Schmidt turned in his best start of the year Friday (Aaron Fitt)


Schmidt’s Emergence Bolsters Clemson

DURHAM, N.C. — How is this happening? That’s the question Clemson fans must be asking themselves. How is this Clemson team having this season?

Heading into the spring, Clemson looked like a borderline regional team, at best. In our preseason field of 64 projection, we had the Tigers just missing out on the postseason. For the Tigers to exceed that expectation, surely they needed big seasons from talented returnees like Reed Rohlman, Eli White and Clate Schmidt. Surely.

But somehow Clemson has put itself in position not just to cruise into the NCAA tournament, but to host[…]