This story elevates Uncle Cliff to a level above anything I could imagine.
About tonight, we are going for win #20, ACC win #8, first non-losing ACC season since 1996-1997, sole possession of third place in the ACC, an NCAA berth, and since it is important to have goals, like OP said, "We are playing to win a national championship."
FSU will be looking to avenge last year's last second loss to Cliff Hammonds and the Tigers. However, tonight will be all about Uncle Cliff. The Seminoles have strong guards and will look to push ours, especially Stitt and Oglesby.
Tonight could be special for everyone.
Hopefully, I'll see a large contingent of Clemson fans and look up and see Dreadlocked fan guy. He deserves to see a win in Fla, after the Miami breakdown.
So, here's to you Papa Cliff, IV, your post-graduate scholarship, your new wife, child and your goatee.