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CLEMSON, S. .C. -- Deshaun Watson knows No. 5 Clemson wont lose its championship mindset, even after its first regular-season loss in two years.He also doesnt believe the Tigers have lost their chances at a national title.Watson said the Tigers (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) are focused on Wake Forest and the chance to clinch the ACC Atlantic Division to advance to the league title game following a stunning, 43-42 loss to Pittsburgh this past Saturday.Watson passed for an ACC record 580 yards, but also threw three critical interceptions -- two at the goal line -- as the Tigers run at a second straight perfect regular season came to a surprising end. Still, Watson said the teams title goals remain alive, particularly after No. 4 Michigan and No. 7 Washington also lost Saturday shortly a after Clemson was upset.Were still going to have the same mindset, go out there execute, dominate and try and be the best we can be, Watson said Monday. Thats not going to change.Neither has Clemsons path back to the College Football Playoff. Beat Wake Forest (6-4, 3-3), then rival South Carolina in the regular-season finale and the ACC Coastal champ (Virginia Tech and North Carolina at tied atop the division) in the conference title game, and the Tigers likely will be in the four-team playoff.Last year, Alabama won at 14-1 so theres no reason why we cant, tight end Jordan Leggett said.Wake Forest is also coming off a disappointing defeat, 44-12 at No. 3 Louisville after entering fourth quarter ahead 12-10. Demon Deacons safety Jessie Bates III said the team, like the Tigers, will return to work, watch lots of film and see what we can do against Clemson.Watson sounded at times like Clemsons first home loss since 2013 hadnt fully sunk in.We havent had too many losses, especially in college. Its new around here, he said. But you live and you learn. Youre going to take losses.Watson, a junior leaving for the NFL after this season, is 27-3 as Clemsons starter. He acknowledged his mistakes are up -- 13 interceptions this season after 15 total his first two years -- and thats cost Clemson at times.Watson is ready to bounce back at Wake Forest and try for Clemsons 10th consecutive road win, extending the school mark set three weeks ago in a 37-34 victory at Florida State. The Tigers have also won seven straight against the Demon Deacons.Weve just got to understand that weve got to go out there and earn it, he said. Were not entitled into each game knowing that were going to win it. Weve got to play four quarters and go get it.Clemson, despite its mistakes, looked ready to put Pitt away a couple of times in the final quarter. Watsons last interception came on second-and-goal at the Panthers 3. On the Tigers next drive, they failed to gain a yard on third and fourth down -tailback Wayne Gallman was stopped twice by Pitt, which allowed 630 yards overall.The Panthers cashed in on Clemsons miscues, Chris Blewitt hitting a 48-yard field goal with six seconds to go for the victory.Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said there is no good time to lose.But if you do, you learn from it and keep moving forward, he said. Its all about whats in front of us. Thats just the mentality weve had around here for a long time. One bad day is not going to change that.Watson, his right shoulder sore from a school-record 70 passes Saturday, is eager to get back to work on the Tigers championship goals.As a team, we understand what we can fix, he said. When you do all the little things, the big things take care of themselves.---More AP college football: . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. . Barcelona also left injured defenders Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba out of its squad for the trip to Glasgow. That means that Marc Bartra will probably start again in the centre of the defence alongside Gerard Pique. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Gus Bradley looks like he could pass the teams conditioning test.Although Bradley declined to provide specifics about his weight loss, he clearly shed some pounds before his fourth training camp as Jacksonvilles head coach.Just about everyone inside the building has noticed, especially players returning from a 39-day break.Looking lean, coach, looking lean, veteran linebacker Paul Posluszny said as he passed Bradley in the hallway Wednesday.All Bradley would say about his more-svelte look was that he used his time off much like he asked his players to do at the end of organized team activities in June, when he challenged them to make the most of their down time.I just want to make sure we are at our best and we can be at our best, Bradley said. Sometimes we lose sight of that as coaches. I want to make sure that Im personally at my best for this team.Bradley now has 47 days to get his team in shape before the season opener against Green Bay. Its an important stretch for Jacksonville, which is heading into its most anticipated season in nearly a decade.The Jaguars open camp Thursday with high expectations stemming from a four-year rebuilding project that included four top-five draft picks and more than $350 million spent the last two years in free agency.I know there is a lot of excitement about this team. There is a lot of excitement in our locker room, Bradley said. Thats what we hoped would happen. If we create this culture and mindset, we should see this locker room and guys where we get better and have a great attitude.The confidence should be building, and these things are happening in front of our eyes. ... I believe so strongly in this process and I believe it will bring the results that we want. Its important to stay true to it.Bradley planned to address the high expectations during a team meeting later Wednesday.The Jaguars signed defensive tackle Malik Jackson, safety Tashaun Gipson and cornerback Prince Amukamara in free agency and then used their top two draft picks on Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack. Coupled with the return of defensive end DDante Fowler Jr. (knee) and defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks (triceps) from injuries, and Jacksonville could have a number of new starters on the defensive side of the ball.When you look at who we have, who we brought in and just the overall level of expectation from us as players, we can all kind of feel it to say, `Hey, we have some great talent now. Lets bring it together, play at a consistent level, and see where this team can go, Posluszny said. Personally and as a group I know were really excited about starting this.Getting all those defensive newcomers to jell will be one of the main goals of camp.The Jags have a similar issue on the offensive line, where third-year pro Brandon Linder returns from a shoulder injury and moves from guard to center. They also have to figure out who will play left tackle, embattled starter Luke Joeckel or free-agent acquisition Kelvin Beachum.Offensively, the Jaguars made huge strides last season. Receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson formed one of the best tandems in the league, and Blake Bortles set franchise records for completions (355), attempts (606), passing yards (4,428) and touchdown passes (35). But Bortles also led the NFL in interceptions (18) and sacks (51), and completed just 58.6 percent of his passes.And Jacksonville really struggled to run the ball, especially in short-yardage and goal-line situations. The Jags responded by signing bruising running back Chris Ivory in free agency.Bradley, who notably said before last season that its built, really believes the pieces are in place this year for the Jaguars to be more competitive in the AFC South. Of course, thats not hard to do since the team is just 12-36 in Bradleys three seasons.The Jaguars anticipate much better results -- maybe in line with Bradleys weight loss -- in 2016.I really firmly believe they will rise to the level of expectation as long as they are realistic and high expectations, Bradley said.---AP NFL website: and Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '


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