SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Tavien Feaster #28 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide with a score of 44 to 16.(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson’s offense is as stacked as its ever been. As a result, veteran running back Tavien Feaster is transferring.The former four-star back leaves after three seasons. He’s coming off of a 440 yard, eight touchdown year that culminated in a national championship.Thanks to the presence of Travis Etienne, among others, Feaster has never been the focal point in Clemson’s offense, but has been efficient, averaging a shade under six yards per carry for his career.When the news broke, six schools were identified as potential landing spots: Alabama, ECU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia Tech. Another, very familiar program came in with an offer later in the week: Clemson archrival South Carolina.The Gamecocks are continually looking to add talent, and have been relatively competitive in the SEC East under Will Muschamp, but also may provide an easier path to significant playing time than a huge program like Alabama, Oklahoma, or Texas.Will Muschamp didn’t address Tavien Feaster specifically, but commented on the chance to add a grad transfer after news that South Carolina had offered the Clemson veteran.From The State:“Any time you’ve got a chance to improve your roster, you try to,” Muschamp said. “That’s an everyday process for us.”As the local paper notes, the Gamecocks return three of their top four rushers, but none are a de facto No. 1 back. Feaster could be that guy, or would at least add another weapon in the South Carolina arsenal.Of course, adding a Tiger veteran might seem like sacrilege to the diehards, and there’s no guarantee he’d make the move at the end of the day, but it is interesting to see it as an option at all.[The State]
Drivers in the Bridgetown area will be travelling on a smoother, stronger road as a result of a tender announcement by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The tender is for repaving 8.5 kilometres of Highway 101, from Exit 21 at Rice Road, westerly to about 3.5 kilometres east of the Spurr Road underpass. The tender closes on Thursday, Feb. 16 and the work is scheduled for completion by the end of August. “Twinning Highway 101 is one of our top priorities but we must concentrate on keeping the existing lanes of that route in top shape, too,” said Transportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell. “Highway 101 is the transportation lifeline of the Annapolis Valley.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.