Coordinator roundup: Tigers working on 'uncharacteristic' mistakes

Clemson's Zac Brooks fumbles during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

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Clemson's Zac Brooks fumbles during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

Chad Morris reviewed what went wrong and right against B.C. and previewed the Seminoles. This game week in his words…

Wrapping up BC: They did a good job. There wasn’t any pressure that they brought that we hadn’t seen or prepared for. They did a really good job of disguising their pressures and coming on snap, which was good for us to see. I said it last week – give them credit, they had a good scheme.

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The same thing I said last week, it’s about us. We had a 12-play drive to open the game and didn’t get any points out of it. That was very uncharacteristic of us. We laid the ball down twice on a very simple (QB-RB exchange). Those things right there were a little out of the norm. We give up a hurry on Tajh and we had Sammy open in the back of the endzone. He had to step up in the pocket and was flushed and threw the ball away. He underthrows Martavis Bryant on the second play of the game, which would have been a touchdown. Give them credit.

We had five penalties and all of them were on the offensive end. We were very inconsistent in our run game in some areas. Inconsistent in some of our run games, it was just one of those nights. We definitely got some guys’ attention in hurry.

The really good thing that we’ve got going in our favor is we’ve got a defense that’s playing really well right now and gave us opportunities last Saturday to capitalize. We were unable to do it on several drives.

Morris is ‘jacked up’ for the game: It’s on. This is what it’s about. It’s what you coach for. Told our (players) this morning, this is what you grow as a kid being in a top-five matchup. There’s not many opportunities as a coach for these. Heck yeah it’s a big deal. It is the biggest game of the year. Our guys are excited to be on a big stage again, the second time this year. This is why you play the game.

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I’m jacked up right now. That’s my personality. This is another opportunity for us to get better going against a great opponent. Those guys do a great job and are well-respected across the country.

At 8 o’clock, it’s go time. There’s always a pep in my step. I’m just excited about the opportunity for these guys who have worked hard.

Two-time All-ACC FSU DB Lamarcus Joyner: He’s a phenomenal player. I have great respect for him. He’s extremely fast and aggressive. He’s got a knack for the ball. He’s all around the ball. You can turn the tape on and freeze it and he’s in the frame somewhere. It’s usually a blur because he’s moving so fast. He’s a very good player and well-respected and we’re excited to go against him.

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TigerNE writes:

I have to believe Morris' is a whole lot less casual about how we played for three quarters last week with the team. He had to be fuming for a while on the sidelines and I doubt he put that all away in the locker room at the half or during practices this week.

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