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This Week Features Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney, Duke Wide Receiver Jamison Crowder and Former Wake Forest Standout Linebacker Aaron Curry
Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its eleventh season this summer with Episode 4. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in 92 markets throughout the country.
This week’s show features one-on-one time with Brando and Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney. Born and raised in Alabama, Swinney was a walk-on for the Crimson Tide as a wide receiver, earning a scholarship and three letters in addition to winning a National Title as a senior. He began his coaching career at his alma mater before being recruited to Clemson by his old position coach at Alabama, Tommy Bowden. When Bowden resigned midway through the 2008 season, Swinney was named the interim head coach. The interim tag came off after the season. Swinney has led the Tigers to a 52-23 record and the 2011 ACC title. Swinney discusses his coaching career, expectations for Clemson and the ACC, and his friendly in-state rivalry with Steve Spurrier and South Carolina.
Visit with Duke senior wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who set an ACC record last year with 108 receptions as he helped the Blue Devils win the Coastal Division title. He continues to impress Coach Cutcliffe with his playmaking abilities, but it is the impression that he leaves on his sibling that is just as important. Head home to Monroe, N.C. with the All-American to spend time with his parents and younger brother Jamaris. Born with Down Syndrome, Jamaris developed a close bond with his brother, one that has been strengthened through sports.
And catch up with the former Wake Forest standout Aaron Curry. The Fayetteville, N.C. native was labeled too slow and too small out of high school. But Curry put any doubts to rest about his ability, leading the Demon Deacons to the 2006 ACC Championship. He cemented his legacy by winning the 2008 Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker. He was the #4 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and played for Seattle and Oakland. During his playing days, he developed a desire to coach. Now Curry is beginning his first season as linebackers coach for the Charlotte 49ers under head coach Brad Lambert, his old LB coach from Wake. Hear what impact he wants to make on his players, both on and off the field.
For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.
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