This is awesome or morbid, depending on your perspective.
As shared by Zach Lentz of The Times and Democrat on Wednesday, Clemson has added a black tombstone to its ceremonial “graveyard” that commemorates its victory over Alabama. This is part of a tradition that marks the Tigers’ victories over top-25 teams away from home. Most of the tombstones appear as a granite gray, but the Alabama one has a black appearance. This site is located near Clemson’s indoor practice facility.
Check out the sight below:
— Zach Lentz (@ZachLentzTandD) March 15, 2017
Of course, Clemson beat Alabama 35-31 in a thrilling College Football Playoff championship game at Raymond James Stadium in January. The Tigers definitely earned bragging rights, and this is an interesting tradition to say the least. (As you can see, Clemson also added a tombstone for beating Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.)
You can read more about Clemson’s “graveyard” from this 2014 piece by The Greenville News’ Scott Keepfer.