Chad Morris held court and talked N.C. State’s defense and improving offensively…
NFL Tigers: That’s pretty neat to see those Clemson guys performing on Sunday. To see those guys in C.J., Andre, Nuk and Jaron Brown had a big catch to setup that one. It is pretty special and we talked about it after practice.
Replacing Charone: I think the biggest thing with the loss of Charone – he was a guy who was having such a great start to the year. He put in so much effort and so much work so that this was his time, but that’s a part of the game of football. What it does now is give somebody else an opportunity. That guy being Adam Humphries. We all know what Adam is capable of doing and what it does is it hurts us from a depth standpoint. You ask your Mike Williams and T.J. Green – those guys have step up and be thrust more into a role.
G-Hop will become the first guy in, where Adam was that guy. It was good to see G-Hop get the confidence and play at a high level (against S.C. State). That’s the biggest thing. You hate that for Charone, but it’s going to give somebody else another opportunity to step up. From a depth standpoint, it puts us in a bind.
NC State ‘D’ should be pressuring: They’re doing some things different. What you’ve seen is a team that’s played a very base defense. Has come away with two wins and they too had an open week. There’s going to be some things that we haven’t seen that they’re going to present to us. Now we’ve got to be ready for whatever comes our way, but going against our defense we’ve seen just about anything. They haven’t shown to be much of a pressure team, but we’re expecting to be just the opposite (this week). Their defensive line is as good a defensive front as we’ve seen this year. Going back and watching film on them last year and this year, it looks like they’ve slimmed down and lost some weight and they’re very active. They play exceptionally hard and are very well coached. That’s one thing we’ve got to do is pick up a lot of their movement.
Seckinger as a starter: Stanton provides a big mismatch. He’s got great speed and he’s a tough kid. He moves well. You’re still going to see Sam Cooper and Darrell Smith, but that’ll work with Stanton in there. We hope to bring Jordan Leggett along. He’s got all that – the size, the speed. He just has to get the toughness and he’s working on it. He’ll get there.