First half: what we know at this point

DL so far up to the task, OL shaky; Boyd, Ellington, Hopkins fighting hard

Clemson fans, band members, cheerleaders and players and coaches (Dabo Swinney) enjoy Fanfest before the Chick-fil-A bowl game in Atlanta

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Clemson fans, band members, cheerleaders and players and coaches (Dabo Swinney) enjoy Fanfest before the Chick-fil-A bowl game in Atlanta

First half: what we know

- All things considered, 13-14 is not a bad place to be.

- Clemson's defensive line is good enough to serve as a starting point for something special.

- The Tigers' offensive line, especially with Joe Gore at right tackle, is not yet good enough to stand up against a defensive front as good as LSU's.

- Tajh Boyd and Andre Ellington are warriors.

- Nuk Hopkins is as good as there is in college football.

- Sammy Watkins has paid his dues...he deserves a junior-season breakout.

- Travis Blanks has all the makings for something special...We'll soon be watching him on Sundays.

- Chandler Catanzaro's PAT wasn't particularly low, however Kalon Davis was pretty well beaten...After that, LSU got lucky.

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TigerMarine writes:

Is it just me or are our coaches consistently out coached at half time. In these games we seem to miss on our half time adjustments and our opponents nail us to the wall.

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