Wilkins has since apologized, as fans have fallen to two sides of the argument: a) it happens OR b) "Heavens Marianne!" The extra effort applied here, in plain view, is unnecessary, and probably why Wilkins felt the need to apologize for "just being silly" with the groin grab of Curtis Samuel. Linebacker Ben Boulware said this week that Clemson has "done it all year to mess with players," but they usually try to be more discreet.
"Christian went a little too far," Boulware said, via ESPN. "But I'll mess with somebody, poke them in the belly button, grab someone's butt. People freaking out about that have never played the game or they were losers with no friends when they played. It's annoying it's brought so much attention to it, trying to divert the attention that we beat them by 31 points."