2007: The CUTigers Photo Story (PART I)

CLEMSON - Roy Philpott takes a look back at the images that made up Clemson's year.

JAN. 15: Running backs coach Burton Burns leaves Clemson to take the same position at Alabama.

JAN. 16: C.J. Spiller meets with the media regarding rumors of transferring to Florida to be closer to his family. (Photo by Rex Brown)

FEB. 7: Lake City linebacker Scotty Cooper signs his LOI to play football at Clemson University. Cooper will make his second start at outside linebacker against Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. (Photo by Brian Huckabee)

FEB. 2: Jon Richt, son of Georgia head coach Mark Richt, gives his verbal commitment to play at Clemson.

MARCH 10: Freshman QB Willy Korn arrives on the scene for spring pratice.

MARCH 11: New running backs coach Andre Powell looks on during spring practice.

MARCH 16: Tommy Bowden watches Mark Buchholz practice field goals against a live rush. Buchholz would go on to make a game-winning 33-yard field goal against South Carolina.

MARCH 16: C.J. Spiller during spring practice.

APRIL 14: Korn completes a pass at the annual Orange & White game.

APRIL 14: Cullen Harper provided a glimpse of things to come by completing 15-of-25 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns in the spring game.

APRIL 14: Tommy Bowden looks on at the spring game.

APRIL 16: Thunder and Lightning pose for the 2007 Clemson football preview edition of CUTigers The Magazine. (Photo by Rex Brown)

APRIL 28: Defensive end Gaines Adams was selected No. 4 overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

JUNE 15: Jefferson County's (Ga.) A.J. Harmon commits to the Tigers over Georgia. The on-again off-again relationship continues well into the fall before Harmon firms up his commitment. (Photo by Dean Legge)

AUG. 4: Preseason Camp begins.

AUG. 21: The "Stallion" package was installed but never utilized as an extensive part of Clemson's playbook.

SEPT. 3: Football is back in Death Valley as the Tigers play host to Florida State on national television Labor Day night.

SEPT. 3: Football is back in Death Valley as the Tigers play host to Florida State on national television Labor Day night.

SEPT. 3: James Davis leads a first half demolition of Florida State before the Noles rally in the fourth quarter to make it close. (Photo by Kevin Bray)

SEPT. 3: Aaron Kelly breaks away for his first of a school-record 11 touchdowns this season against Florida State.

SEPT. 8: The Tigers returned to the field just five days later to beat pesky Louisiana-Monroe.

SEPT. 8: James Davis relaxes on the sidelines after Clemson's win.

SEPT. 8: Korn sees the field for the first time in orange. (Photo by Kevin Bray)

SEPT. 15: Tigers conclude warm-ups before the Furman game. (Photo by Kevin Bray)

SEPT. 15: Tyler Grisham dives for a touchdown against Furman.

SEPT. 15: Wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney and Tyler Grisham celebrate.

SEPT. 15: H-Back Chad Diehl is lost for the season with a broken leg.

SEPT. 15: Korn leaves the field for the last time in the 2007 season. A shoulder injury would later prevent him from seeing action the second half of the year.

SEPT. 22: Tommy Bowden, Tom O'Brien meet before Clemson's game at N.C. State.

SEPT. 22: Cullen Harper, Tommy Bowden Tribble Reese just before entering Carter-Finley Stadium.

SEPT. 22: Davis rumbles his way to another long gain as part of his 166 rushing yards in Clemson's 42-20 win.

SEPT. 22: Jacoby Ford would score on a long run that would eventually be called back due to a penalty on James Davis.

SEPT. 22: Ricky Sapp with the sack of State QB Daniel Evans ... even without his helmet.

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