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Clemson fans sound-off about Orange Bowl loss

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CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

It's the game that everyone is talking about, but many Clemson fans would like to forget about.

The talk of what happened during the Orange Bowl in Miami crossed state lines and hit the streets of Death Valley. Phone lines lit-up Thursday at the radio station WCCP in Clemson during the "Road Rage" sports talk show. Walt Deptula is the host of the show found on 104.9 FM.

"Nobody expected West Virginia to put 70 points up on the board," he said as he took a call.

Callers voiced a range of emotions.

"I'm still solid orange, I'm still all in with Dabo," one caller said. "Yeah it was embarrassing last night as a Clemson fan, but we got there, now we have to get back and be successful," another fan commented.

The 14th ranked Tigers and ACC champions fell to West Virginia 70-33.

"Early in the year Clemson's offense was operating so efficiently that it helped mask some of the talent issues they had defensively," Deptula said. "But at the end of the day they're still the ACC Champion which is an accomplishment," he said.

The Mountaineers broke several records with what some are calling are calling a high-powered offense.

"The notion that defense wins championships is obsolete," Deptula said to his callers.

West Virginia is the first team in bowl history to score 70 points in a game.

"For Clemson fans this might not be something that's fixed next year unfortunately," another caller said.

But fans said true Clemson fans will be fans no matter what.

"I'll be a Tiger fan from now and forever," one caller said.

"Road Rage" airs from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on 104.9 FM. You can also follow Walt Deptula on Twitter @Deptulahasrage.

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