Clemson Tigers celebrate college football title at homecoming victory parade in South Carolina

Mail Online | 1/12/2019 | Associated Press;Leah Simpson For Dailymail.com
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The Clemson Tigers celebrated its second national football title in three seasons Saturday before thousands of roaring fans in a crowd seven or eight people deep along the parade route in South Carolina.

Spectators and the team displayed a sea of orange and purple on the chilly and overcast morning after the Tigers became the first major school to finish 15-0 since Penn in 1897 with its College Football Playoff game wins over Notre Dame (30-3 in the Cotton Bowl) and Alabama.

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'The 2018 team is the best ever,' Coach Dabo Swinney told fans as they accepted the Cotton Bowl trophy and the national championship prize in a mostly full arena of loud cheers at halftime during Clemson University's basketball game with No. 4 Virginia this weekend.

'Drop the mic. The best ever. And they have set a standard for all future teams.'

Friday - President - Donald - Trump - Group

It came after on Friday evening President Donald Trump tweeted the group will gather again for a White House visit on Monday. He posted: 'What a game, what a coach, what a team!'

But during the homecoming featuring a marching band, mascots and cheerleader on Saturday, the coach added a sentiment expressed in previous years: 'These trophies do not define us. Our culture defines us.'

Players - Diligence - Average - Team - History

He lauded his players for their diligence in having the highest grade-point average in team history and for their fortitude in dealing of with the death of teammate C.J. Fuller to blood clots this past October.

Fans in the stadium cheered the replay of the championship game and roared as a retrospective of Swinney's 10 landmark years in charge flashed by.

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'We've won two championships in three...
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