Under coach Dabo Swinney, Clemson has taken pride in keeping its uniform traditional. The Tigers won’t likely break out an all-grey look or chrome helmets any time soon.
But the one exception Swinney makes is for games in which Clemson has a chance to win a championship. In those games, the Tigers wear orange pants — or, as Swinney likes to call them, “orange britches.”
Saturday, Clemson will wear the orange britches against Florida State because, with a win, the Tigers can clinch the ACC Atlantic Division title and a spot in the conference championship game.
It may not look like much of a change, but the orange pants are significant to Clemson players.
“It kind of gets us excited. You know when you put those on it’s big-time football,” linebacker Kendall Joseph said earlier this week. “In football every game counts, but it’s a little something extra special when you put those orange pants on. It means it’s championship season. When you put them on, it’s time to represent and do what we have to do.”
Clemson is trying to spread the hype around the orange pants by releasing an “orange britches” hype video on Twitter Friday morning. The video includes highlights from past games in which the Tigers donned orange britches, including last year’s College Football Playoff wins over Ohio State and Alabama.
Check out the video below.
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 10, 2017
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