If you’re a Clemson fan, you have every right to celebrate the Tigers’ second 6-0 start in the last three years.
That is, unless quarterback Tajh Boyd is in the middle of his postgame interview.
Following a 24-14 win over Boston College on Saturday, several rowdy fans seemed to get a little carried away while trying to get in their 15 minutes of fame. Tongue wagging, screaming and finger pointing promptly ensued.
But just like a blitzing linebacker, Boyd wasn’t having it.
Here’s a video of what went down (excuse my VVS):
If you thought opposing defenses were afraid of the senior signal-caller, just take a look at what a couple of incoherent grunts did to these fans. They went from Miley Cyrus to scared little puppies in two seconds.
Some pointed to Boyd’s leadership ability:
#Clemson fans scared to death and shut up immediately when Tajh Boyd shushed them during postgame ABC interview. Now that's a leader
— Tim Hill (@TimABCColumbia) October 12, 2013
Others, such as ESPN’s Corey Dowlar, went as far as to question the fans' presence on the field:
Haha, Boyd telling the fans behind him to be quiet. Which begs the question, why are they there in the first place?
— Corey Dowlar/ESPN (@cdowlar) October 12, 2013
It’s a good question, given that Clemson came into the contest against the unranked Eagles as 24-point favorites. Not to mention that it was a game the Tigers struggled to win, even trailing 7-3 at halftime.
But as many Clemson faithful were quick to point out, it’s one of the traditions the school carries out following every home game, regardless if the team wins or loses:
@cdowlar Clemson fans rush the field after every single home win. "tradition"
— Big nole fan (@osceolafan2) October 12, 2013
Whatever the case, on this particular day, Boyd didn’t seem too pleased with the presence of these boisterous Tigers fans.
Then again, he could just be upset that he didn’t boost his Heisman stock against a weak Boston College defense. Boyd’s 54.6 raw quarterback rating for the game was his lowest mark of the season.
But no need to worry—he’ll get a perfect chance to redeem himself when the No. 6 Florida State Seminoles come into town next Saturday. And with ESPN College GameDay set to be in attendance, via ESPN's Chris Fowler, expect the Tigers fans to be even rowdier.
Somewhere in Death Valley, you can bet Boyd is shaking his head.
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