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CLEMSON, S. Shaun Alexander Jersey .C. -- Christian Wilkins secret is out -- the Clemson defensive end loves the Power Rangers.So much, in fact, he convinced a squad of linemen for the third-ranked Tigers (No. 2 CFP) to join him on Halloween decked out as the campy, crime fighters. They stopped at several homes, including head coach Dabo Swinney, defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks and defensive coordinator Brent Venables.They loved it, Wilkins said of the coachs reactions. They just knew we were having fun and having a good time.Wilkins, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound sophomore, is leading the good times on the field for Clemsons defense, too.He tops the team in tackles for loss on a defense that was expected to need time to find its footing this season after losing seven starters from a group that won the ACC championship and was national runner up to Alabama. Instead, the versatile Wilkins has filled the void created by the NFL departures of defensive ends Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd.The Tigers (8-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) play Syracuse (4-4, 2-2) on Saturday.Wilkins showed promise as a freshman last year, getting 84 tackles and two sacks to make an impact on a defense filled with upper classmen. His biggest highlight from 2015, though, may have come on special teams when he caught a 31-yard pass on a fake punt in the Orange Bowl to help spark a 37-17 win over Oklahoma.There are not many people who can move like he can move as big as he is, Swinney said.Perhaps thats why Wilkins had continued moonlighting on offense, becoming the teams first defensive lineman to catch a TD pass with his 1-yard grab in his teams 30-24 win over Troy on Sept. 10.Wilkins, though, understands his role and knows its disrupting quarterbacks and offenses. He and the Tigers did that to perfection to preserve a 37-34 win at Florida State last Saturday night. Wilkins, who finished with 1.5 of Clemsons six sacks, combined with teammate Dexter Lawrence to sack Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois on third down of Florida States final offensive series.Wilkins kept the pressure on until the Seminoles last snap, cluttering up the backfield and opening the way for linebacker Ben Boulwares game-clinching sack.Wilkins is a non-stop worker who keeps the team in good spirits with his up-beat attitude, Venables said. Thats an invaluable quality over a season in which Clemson is trying match its national rise from a year ago.From a preparation standpoint, we cant lose focus, Wilkins said. We have to prepare for every game like its Florida State, like its Louisville, like its the national championship.Clemson defense is 14th nationally in yards allowed and 11th in the Football Bowl Subdivision with 17.6 points given up a game. Wilkins said he and his teammates knew it was their time to take over and wanted to live up to Clemsons strong defensive history.Syracuse coach Dino Babers believes the Tigers have, knowing his offense will have a challenge like few others this season in penetrating Clemsons defense.This team has no weaknesses, Babers said. Their d-line, draft choices. Their linebackers, draft choices. Their DBs can cover and they are over six-feet in length and they are fast, draft choices.Wilkins is proud to lineup alongside his teammates. He was even happier that several -- tackles Dexter Lawrence, Carlos Watkins and Jabril Robinson, and end Clelin Ferrell -- agreed to his Power Ranger idea.Wilkins, who watched the show when he was a child, brings his fanboy sensibilities to the field, too. The linemen call themselves the Power Rangers and Wilkins said his sack celebration is of the super heroes morphing into their ranger persona.When that helmet comes on its morphing time, Wilkins said. 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"Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name.MONTREAL -- There was awkward silence when Formula One drivers were asked on Thursday about the on-track antics of McLaren Mercedes Sergio (Checo) Perez. Aggressive driving by the 23-year-old Mexican has had veterans seething, especially Kimi Raikkonen, who suggested after the Monaco Grand Prix two weeks ago that some should "punch him in the face." The six drivers assembled for the traditional race week news conference at the Canadian Grand Prix didnt want to touch questions about Perez, until finally Caterhams Giedo van der Garge offered: "If nobody comments, I will." "I know Checo well. We were teammates in 2010. Hes a real fighter. Hes a guy who always wants to win," the Dutchman said. "How he raced in Monaco, sometimes he was doing well, sometimes he was going over. But its a tough call." Criticized for being too passive early in the season, Perez has gone on attack, leading to incidents with veterans like Fernando Alonso and even his own teammate Jenson Button. In Monaco, an attempt to overtake on a chicane led to a bump with Raikkonen. The damage caused the Finnish driver to drop from fifth place to 10th and lose valuable championship points. Perez was later forced to retire with brake trouble. Talk of Perez has even bumped the great tire debate from top billing this week. Thee F1 governing body FIA has called on its international tribunal to rule on complaints that the Mercedes AGM team broke rules on in-season testing when it recently did 1,000 kilometres of tests in its 2013 car on a new compound of Pirelli tires. DeShawn Shead Jersey. The new tires are available for use by all teams in practice at the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. They will get their first race workout June 30 at the British Grand Prix. Mercedes could have used reserve drivers for the tests, but elected to have both F1 regulars Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on the track. "That was what the team decided," said Rosberg. "Also, for Pirelli, its better if were in the car because its more representative." He said reserve drivers wouldnt be able to maintain the same pace or "bring the Pirellis through the laps exactly as we do. So definitely for Pirelli its an advantage to have us in the car, for sure." The 11 teams will be on the track for practice Friday, with qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday. Rosberg, who won in Monaco, will be gunning for a fourth straight pole position this season. "Our car has been the quickest in qualifying for quite some time now,"he said. "We just have a very fast car. 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