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Great news for Clemson:

Bates has served as defensive line coach for Jacksonville State the last three years.  He played defensive end for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 2001-2005 and graduated with a degree in Business Administration,  His website says he “spent time” it the Tennessee Titans.

He replaces Marion Hobby, who went to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars defensie line, and the Dan Brooks, the defensive tackles coach who retired,

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Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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