With Trevor Lawrence coming to town as the Jaguars’ top draft pick, we roll out the red carpet and welcome him to Jacksonville.
Jacksonville is starving for a top-notch quarterback to bring the Jaguars back to winning ways. We have been ready for Lawrence’s arrival for years. We already have Trevor Creek Drive and Lawrence Street.
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See, Trevor? Just like at home
You don’t even have to go without boiled peanuts or sell your pickup truck to move here. Jacksonville is the most Georgian city in Florida. And as an IPTAY guy, you’re hardly alone – the Jacksonville Clemson Club has more than 900 members.
Clemson football has a long history in Jacksonville, dating back to the 1949 Gator Bowl game. The Tigers have a 4-5 record in the Gator Bowl, which is played at the Jaguars’ home stadium. It is also the site of one of the most notorious incidents in Clemson history – Ohio State coach Woody Hayes defeating a Clemson player in the ’78 Gator Bowl.
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Sons of Clem
There’s plenty of room on the Jaguar roster for Clemson Tigers. At the moment, offensive lineman Tyler Shatley is the only one. There have been seven other Clemson players on the Jaguars list over the years, but not really big names.
Do you remember rolling the Seminoles 59-10 in Tallahassee in 18, the only college game you played in Florida? Yes, they will all be that simple. In addition, you can now beat up the Texans, Titans and Stallions twice a year.
Time for a trim?
There are a lot of places to get your hair cut, you goddamn hippie.
We know you have a soft spot for jersey number 16. All of you, dude. For the record, it was previously worn by Steve Matthews (1997), Troy Edwards (2004), Nate Hughes (2009), Jordan Shipley (2012) and Denard Robinson (2013).
Better than Bortles
It won’t be too difficult to become the greatest quarterback in Jaguar history. Mark Brunell, David Garrard, and Blake Bortles have all been solid and sometimes excellent players, but it’s not that there’s a ton of Hall of Famers ahead of you in the record books.
Duuu-val, all of you
You don’t boo. They sing “Duuuu-val”. You will get used to it.
Press the paw button
Those paw prints on Bay Street? They may look like the Clemson logo but are Jaguar tracks.
Do you remember those two-tone helmets and rollerball uniforms? You are gone for good. Teal will look good on you.