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Clemson spring football game - Head coach Dabo Swinney

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Clemson spring football game - Head coach Dabo Swinney

National pundits are coming around on Clemson, especially those who can separate fact from fiction with stats and stereotypes.

Post-2012 Orange Bowl (you know, the West Virginia one), SB Nation’s Bill Connelly wasn’t quite sure where the program was going, citing “the wackiness that generally accompanies Clemson football.”

22 wins later, the Tigers have done more than enough to gain his respect.

“They've scored 1,055 points and allowed just 611,” Connelly writes in his in-depth preview. “They have built one of the best defensive lines in the country. They have held onto ace offensive coordinator Chad Morris. They have all but defeated the notion of ‘Clemsoning.’

“Stereotypes exist until they don't. Clemson has destroyed pretty much everything you had come to believe about Clemson in two years.”

One measure he uses has the Tigers as a preseason top-five team, alongside Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State. Clemson’s personnel losses – mostly on the offensive side – has him not quite trusting the numbers to the fullest extent, but he believes there’s still reason to believe in Clemson.

“If you view projections as the best starting point for conversation, this projection hints at just how much Clemson returns and just how well Dabo Swinney and his staff have been recruiting,” Connelly said. “The Tigers are going to have an absolutely ferocious front six/seven on defense, and while they're replacing quite a few difference makers on offense, they're making replacements from a deep pool of former four- or five-star recruits.”

One of the “advanced” stats Clemson performed well in on both sides of the ball last season was adjusted line yards, which is based on the amount of yards gained rushing at the different levels (backfield to 10 yards).

The Tiger ‘D’ was one of only three teams to finish in the top-10 in adjusted sack rate (third) and adjusted line yards (ninth) last season. Clemson was fifth nationally in the per-down success rate and 11th in a red zone ‘D’ measure.

Connelly notes Brent Venables’ risk-taking defense gave up its share of big plays, but the payoff was there.

“When the Tigers allowed a big play, it was a huge one -- they ranked 44th in allowing 175 10+ yard gains but ranked 81st in allowing 28 30+ yard gains,” Connelly said, “but you can allow occasional big gains when you're forcing countless three-and-outs and 30+ turnovers. Clemson was fun and aggressive on defense in 2013, and while there may be a few more glitches in the secondary this year, the overall identity probably won't change much.”

Obviously, there’s a new look to the offense sans Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins, Martavis Bryant, Rod McDowell and more, which will bring a needed evolution to the Chad Morris offense. Talking Watkins’ loss and Boyd as a combo of Cam Newton and Brett Favre, Connelly says Morris’ version of the spread had its twists the last three seasons. He sees a more traditional look in 2014.

“Now, because of Morris' own abilities, and because of the blue-chip prospects around him, ‘less unique’ doesn't equal ‘bad.’” Connelly said. “There is enough depth at both running back and receiver to spread the ball around in a both effective and unpredictable fashion. It just won't be the same, is all.”

With the gauntlet early slate (trips to Georgia and Florida State in the first four weeks), he’s as wary as anybody of a playoff projection, but after some recent strong finishes, Connelly says that's highly likely again this year.

“The offensive line and cornerback positions give me pause,” he said, “but only Georgia and Florida State can fully exploit the former issue, and less than half the schedule can exploit the latter. This might not actually be the fifth-best team in the country, but I'll be shocked if a three-year streak of 10+ wins isn't four at the end of 2014.”

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clemvol writes:

In my opinion only ONE hurdle left. Until this is done there is still a HUGE stereotype left. Get the last game of the year taken care of and everything else can be erased.

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

Speaking of the last game of the year, in 2012 our secondary was hurt and they beat us to death or 3rd and long plays due to lack of a secondary. Last year we fumbled the game away. I know people say this is just excuses but, they are factual and everybody knows it. Fact gives credence to excuses. If they beat us this year, which I think will be practically impossible, more power to them. I look for us to "maybe" beat FSU if they turn the ball over and then a great season will turn in to a super great season. We have the talent now all we need is a little luck.

MoncksTater writes:

Focusing on our losses to the Dirtpeckers is difficult not to do , but if you look at it logically we have only lost to top 10 teams lately ...none of that losing to unranked or lesser teams anymore. Dabo wins 10+ this year you can then surmise that Clemson will be in the NC playoff mix as long as he is HC .

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

in response to MoncksTater:

Focusing on our losses to the Dirtpeckers is difficult not to do , but if you look at it logically we have only lost to top 10 teams lately ...none of that losing to unranked or lesser teams anymore. Dabo wins 10+ this year you can then surmise that Clemson will be in the NC playoff mix as long as he is HC .

Good point and well thought out. If our last game was against Po Dunk Tech and we got beat nobody would be whining so much. And you are so right, we have lost 4 games in 2 years to top 10 teams. We have started beating those we should beat and that use to be our "thorn in the side" but Dabo has stopped that. I think as long as the coaching staff stays in place, we will be in the conversation for a playoff every year. Good point you made.

KIMOSAMI (Inactive) writes:

"They have ALL BUT defeated the notion of Clemsoning."

Dpes that mean that whenever the effeminate sounding Jesse Palmer starts the chant up again, the phrase will again be in vogue?

Palmer(appropriate name)is a scion of the Drunk from Columbia and always seemed a bit hasty to make a dig at Spurriers' rival. David Pollock put him in his place, though.

It's funny how morons jump onto a bandwagon and follow a vocal bully, even if the chant is without merit. The effeminate sounding Palmer was advancing the idea even as Clemson was whipping the azzes of every SEC team it played with the exception of Carolina.

And hats off to Carolina. They have whipped our azz for five years straight. I know, we have done the same to them several times before. Even seven straight at times and nine out of the previous eleven, or something close,coming into this oasis in the desert of Carolina football history.

But beware, chickens: the clock strikes twelve in Death Valley this year....and you're turning back into pumpkins.

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

in response to KIMOSAMI:

"They have ALL BUT defeated the notion of Clemsoning."

Dpes that mean that whenever the effeminate sounding Jesse Palmer starts the chant up again, the phrase will again be in vogue?

Palmer(appropriate name)is a scion of the Drunk from Columbia and always seemed a bit hasty to make a dig at Spurriers' rival. David Pollock put him in his place, though.

It's funny how morons jump onto a bandwagon and follow a vocal bully, even if the chant is without merit. The effeminate sounding Palmer was advancing the idea even as Clemson was whipping the azzes of every SEC team it played with the exception of Carolina.

And hats off to Carolina. They have whipped our azz for five years straight. I know, we have done the same to them several times before. Even seven straight at times and nine out of the previous eleven, or something close,coming into this oasis in the desert of Carolina football history.

But beware, chickens: the clock strikes twelve in Death Valley this year....and you're turning back into pumpkins.

Very good piece you wrote and oh, how true it is. If everybody that talked about Clemson talked good things about us like Herbstreet and Pollock, it would change the perception of Clemsoning. Although, we have done that on the field. And like you, at 12 midnight on the last Saturday in November, the world order will be put back in it's proper place. We beat Carolina like we usually do and they hang their heads like they have done for the majority of years since 1896 and the world will be right again. I enjoyed reading your perspective and especially the good jab at the kook Jessie Palmer. Good reading and you were right on point. No BS and thanks.

Clemorange writes:

Yeah I'm glad we finally passed the torch of clemsoning. And it seems our friends down the road have picked it up? Hasn't Carolina lost some odd ones the last few years that nobody expected. I guess we can start a new one.. Carolinaing??? Cocking? Idk, insults have never been my thing but oh how the tables have turned. I do believe if Stoudt plays the game he is capable of then we have a darn good chance of beating UGA, Floridastate and especially Carolina. As strong as Boyd was in every game of his career I do believe our losses can be directly pinned back on him and usually I'm not quick on pointing the finger at the QB.

Xander5000 writes:

The thing noticed is the players Clemson is able to get lately. A lot of hype around a lot of these recruits and their talents. Clemson always had good talent from about 5 to 8 players in the past...but now the word I can only think of when thinking about our talent is *LOADED*. Coaching has improved but still needs a bit more to get over that end of the year hump and stop getting ridiculously blowed out of games that we should be so much more competitive in. We will get there if we stay on the right path.

SoCalTiger writes:

in response to MoncksTater:

Focusing on our losses to the Dirtpeckers is difficult not to do , but if you look at it logically we have only lost to top 10 teams lately ...none of that losing to unranked or lesser teams anymore. Dabo wins 10+ this year you can then surmise that Clemson will be in the NC playoff mix as long as he is HC .

Dabo is 3-9 against FSU and SC. Top ten losses are still losses. They have to win every game to get into a playoff. As a one or a two loss team, they will be left out of the playoffs.

clemvol writes:

in response to MoncksTater:

Focusing on our losses to the Dirtpeckers is difficult not to do , but if you look at it logically we have only lost to top 10 teams lately ...none of that losing to unranked or lesser teams anymore. Dabo wins 10+ this year you can then surmise that Clemson will be in the NC playoff mix as long as he is HC .

I don't give Clemson or ANY team credit for 10 wins plus when you keep teams like S.C. State and The Citadel on the schedule. Most every team in the country is at best 10 wins during the regular season excluding any bowl games. Sometimes you really need to throw out "weak sister" also in all conferences. Just play 12 Division I opponents and I will be quite.

CstandsforCowtown writes:

in response to SoCalTiger:

Dabo is 3-9 against FSU and SC. Top ten losses are still losses. They have to win every game to get into a playoff. As a one or a two loss team, they will be left out of the playoffs.

Exactly. The two losses on the schedule last year were embarrassing including a record loss against the Noles. Stop bragging about how many points you put up against the ACC and as previously said stop scheduling two D-2 teams every season if you want "respect".

Clemorange writes:

in response to clemvol:

I don't give Clemson or ANY team credit for 10 wins plus when you keep teams like S.C. State and The Citadel on the schedule. Most every team in the country is at best 10 wins during the regular season excluding any bowl games. Sometimes you really need to throw out "weak sister" also in all conferences. Just play 12 Division I opponents and I will be quite.

I'm glad you said any school, cause I gotta ask. Do you respect Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, or Florida State? Cause if so I guess you should take a closer look, because in 2013 Alabama played against Georgia State and the big bad Chatanooga and now in 2014 they are playing Florida Atlantic and Western Carolina. Or how about LSU playing Sam Houston state or New Mexico State. Texas A$M is playing a team I've never heard of Lamar and then later playing ULM. And in 2014 The national champions are playin against the exact team your complaining against in the Citadel. So seems to me you just can't respect anybody based on what you said.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to CstandsforCowtown:

Exactly. The two losses on the schedule last year were embarrassing including a record loss against the Noles. Stop bragging about how many points you put up against the ACC and as previously said stop scheduling two D-2 teams every season if you want "respect".

We don’t play two FCS teams “every season”. This year we only play one---SC State, and last year was only the second time in the last 15 years we’ve done so. In that same period of time there were five different seasons where we played no FCS teams at all. If my memory serves me correctly, the reason we had to play two FCS teams the times that we have was due to scheduling issues related to all of the conference re-alignment that’s happened the last few years as well as the uncertainty of if we would have an eight or nine game ACC schedule. Now that those issues have settled down some I doubt you'll see us schedule two again anytime soon.

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

in response to clemvol:

I don't give Clemson or ANY team credit for 10 wins plus when you keep teams like S.C. State and The Citadel on the schedule. Most every team in the country is at best 10 wins during the regular season excluding any bowl games. Sometimes you really need to throw out "weak sister" also in all conferences. Just play 12 Division I opponents and I will be quite.

Almost every power conference school has two gimmie games on their schedule. We aren't the only team that does that.

CstandsforCowtown writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

We don’t play two FCS teams “every season”. This year we only play one---SC State, and last year was only the second time in the last 15 years we’ve done so. In that same period of time there were five different seasons where we played no FCS teams at all. If my memory serves me correctly, the reason we had to play two FCS teams the times that we have was due to scheduling issues related to all of the conference re-alignment that’s happened the last few years as well as the uncertainty of if we would have an eight or nine game ACC schedule. Now that those issues have settled down some I doubt you'll see us schedule two again anytime soon.

You may want to check the 2014 schedule again. On Nov. 22 GA State comes to town.

BrandonRink writes:

in response to CstandsforCowtown:

You may want to check the 2014 schedule again. On Nov. 22 GA State comes to town.

They'll be playing their second year in the FBS in the Sun Belt this season.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to CstandsforCowtown:

You may want to check the 2014 schedule again. On Nov. 22 GA State comes to town.

GA State is a member of the Sun Belt conference. The same conference as Troy who SC routinely schedules.

CstandsforCowtown writes:

in response to BrandonRink:

They'll be playing their second year in the FBS in the Sun Belt this season.

Don't see much difference really. So they're an extremely weak FBS team being two years removed from D-2.

CstandsforCowtown writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

GA State is a member of the Sun Belt conference. The same conference as Troy who SC routinely schedules.

They were 0-12 last year against bad competition.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to CstandsforCowtown:

Don't see much difference really. So they're an extremely weak FBS team being two years removed from D-2.

And it’s no different than scheduling the Troy’s, UAB’s, Louisiana-Lafayette’s and ECU’s that SC routinely schedules in addition to their one FCS team. Sure those teams may give you a tougher test than a Ga State will, but they virtually have no chance of beating you. Why should they count anymore?

clemvol writes:

in response to Clemorange:

I'm glad you said any school, cause I gotta ask. Do you respect Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, or Florida State? Cause if so I guess you should take a closer look, because in 2013 Alabama played against Georgia State and the big bad Chatanooga and now in 2014 they are playing Florida Atlantic and Western Carolina. Or how about LSU playing Sam Houston state or New Mexico State. Texas A$M is playing a team I've never heard of Lamar and then later playing ULM. And in 2014 The national champions are playin against the exact team your complaining against in the Citadel. So seems to me you just can't respect anybody based on what you said.

I do believe i said "ANY". Yes, you are correct, i don't have any respect for teams that schedule "gimme" games. Might as well schedule scrimmage games with yourselves. And please don't count any of the stats. Don't bring up any Division I schools that have lost to lesser schools, the percentages just doesn't show any consistency. When schools do this schedule they are just fooling themselves and the fan base.I know and have heard all the talk about "sharing the money" with lesser schools but really this is just a sales ploy to pack the home stadium for what is thought to be a guarnteed win. Schedule all Division I schools and be done with it. Again, it's just my opinion.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to clemvol:

I do believe i said "ANY". Yes, you are correct, i don't have any respect for teams that schedule "gimme" games. Might as well schedule scrimmage games with yourselves. And please don't count any of the stats. Don't bring up any Division I schools that have lost to lesser schools, the percentages just doesn't show any consistency. When schools do this schedule they are just fooling themselves and the fan base.I know and have heard all the talk about "sharing the money" with lesser schools but really this is just a sales ploy to pack the home stadium for what is thought to be a guarnteed win. Schedule all Division I schools and be done with it. Again, it's just my opinion.

Given that CFB doesn't have a pre-season I can see the need to play one FCS school. Two should only be allowed in unusual circumstances. One alternative solution is to allow FBS teams to schedule matchups with FCS teams once in the spring in place of their traditional spring games.

clemvol writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

Given that CFB doesn't have a pre-season I can see the need to play one FCS school. Two should only be allowed in unusual circumstances. One alternative solution is to allow FBS teams to schedule matchups with FCS teams once in the spring in place of their traditional spring games.

I agree with the Spring matchup idea and maybe with increasing to 2 matchups in the spring. Monies can be charged then shared. After this then it's time to get real.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to clemvol:

I agree with the Spring matchup idea and maybe with increasing to 2 matchups in the spring. Monies can be charged then shared. After this then it's time to get real.

If you go to two games I would rather see one in the spring that’s open to the public where admission is charged and another during fall camp that’s closed to the public. The reason being that not all of your players are on campus in the spring---primarily your true freshman. Having a second closed scrimmage in the fall would give all those guys valuable practice reps and would also give your team the opportunity to try out certain packages & plays they’ve been working on.

clemvol writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

If you go to two games I would rather see one in the spring that’s open to the public where admission is charged and another during fall camp that’s closed to the public. The reason being that not all of your players are on campus in the spring---primarily your true freshman. Having a second closed scrimmage in the fall would give all those guys valuable practice reps and would also give your team the opportunity to try out certain packages & plays they’ve been working on.

As long as it's not done during regular season then i'm all in. Teams need to quit "playing it safe" and "man up" and play football.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to clemvol:

As long as it's not done during regular season then i'm all in. Teams need to quit "playing it safe" and "man up" and play football.

The closed fall scrimage could be held about 1/2 way thru fall camp. Both games would basically be glorified practices with special rules, etc.

If all this was done I would like to see the regular season cut back to 11 games like the old days. That way the current 4 team playoff could be expanded to 8 teams without having to add another week to the season, or even to 16 teams which would only add one week.

clemvol writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

The closed fall scrimage could be held about 1/2 way thru fall camp. Both games would basically be glorified practices with special rules, etc.

If all this was done I would like to see the regular season cut back to 11 games like the old days. That way the current 4 team playoff could be expanded to 8 teams without having to add another week to the season, or even to 16 teams which would only add one week.

Great points. I agree to all, especially expanding to 8 teams at a minimum. Well done.

33dtb writes:

in response to Clemorange:

Yeah I'm glad we finally passed the torch of clemsoning. And it seems our friends down the road have picked it up? Hasn't Carolina lost some odd ones the last few years that nobody expected. I guess we can start a new one.. Carolinaing??? Cocking? Idk, insults have never been my thing but oh how the tables have turned. I do believe if Stoudt plays the game he is capable of then we have a darn good chance of beating UGA, Floridastate and especially Carolina. As strong as Boyd was in every game of his career I do believe our losses can be directly pinned back on him and usually I'm not quick on pointing the finger at the QB.

been saying that for a while....Boyd's high point was beating LSU w/o an O-Line, but other than that one has to wonder about Chad Morris's choice of "pets".

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

in response to 33dtb:

been saying that for a while....Boyd's high point was beating LSU w/o an O-Line, but other than that one has to wonder about Chad Morris's choice of "pets".

I can't recall a quarterback taking a beating like Tajh did in the Peach Bowl game against LSU and Clemson winning the game. As well as our defense played, their defense played just as well. Tajh was beaten to death but still managed to pull it out with a lot of help from Hopkins. LSU had a ferocious defense like something from some fairy tale book about football. Give Tajh all the credit in the world for not getting hauled off the field on a gurney early in the game.

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

in response to Clemorange:

Yeah I'm glad we finally passed the torch of clemsoning. And it seems our friends down the road have picked it up? Hasn't Carolina lost some odd ones the last few years that nobody expected. I guess we can start a new one.. Carolinaing??? Cocking? Idk, insults have never been my thing but oh how the tables have turned. I do believe if Stoudt plays the game he is capable of then we have a darn good chance of beating UGA, Floridastate and especially Carolina. As strong as Boyd was in every game of his career I do believe our losses can be directly pinned back on him and usually I'm not quick on pointing the finger at the QB.

My mind has been so consumed with our losses to SC lately, I never gave it any thought but you are right. They have lost to teams they were heavy favorites over on the road and are doing now exactly what we had been doing. Like going to the Orange Bowl one Saturday and beating a good Miami team and then going up to Durham and getting beat by a lousy Duke team the next Saturday. We don't do that kind of stuff anymore and SC seems like they took it up as we stopped it.

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

in response to SoCalTiger:

Dabo is 3-9 against FSU and SC. Top ten losses are still losses. They have to win every game to get into a playoff. As a one or a two loss team, they will be left out of the playoffs.

An 11 and 1 Clemson will be in the top 4 and play in the playoffs, without question. No matter when or who we lose to. If we are 11 and 0 and get beat the last game we won't drop out of the top 4 and even if we do, we just win the ACC championship game and jump back up.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to fasttiger44#293363:

My mind has been so consumed with our losses to SC lately, I never gave it any thought but you are right. They have lost to teams they were heavy favorites over on the road and are doing now exactly what we had been doing. Like going to the Orange Bowl one Saturday and beating a good Miami team and then going up to Durham and getting beat by a lousy Duke team the next Saturday. We don't do that kind of stuff anymore and SC seems like they took it up as we stopped it.

SC has essentially become what we were under Tommy Bowden, a team that can beat its primary rival and former elite teams in their down years, but always slips up against an inferior team and gets hammered by the elite teams at their peak. Yes, 9, 10 & 11 win seasons are nice, but the difference between us and them is that we set our goals much higher and fired Bowden, however they are perfectly content with that and are considering erecting a statue of Spurrier.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to fasttiger44#293363:

An 11 and 1 Clemson will be in the top 4 and play in the playoffs, without question. No matter when or who we lose to. If we are 11 and 0 and get beat the last game we won't drop out of the top 4 and even if we do, we just win the ACC championship game and jump back up.

I disagree. 11-1 could possibly get us in the playoff, but our chances would depend on the records of other teams. If there are four teams with 1 loss or less and we’re one of them, then yes I think we get in, as long as the loss isn’t to somebody like Wake, BC, Cuse or worse..If there are 5, 6 or more teams then it depends heavily on who we beat, who we lost to and when we lost.

SoCalTiger writes:

in response to fasttiger44#293363:

An 11 and 1 Clemson will be in the top 4 and play in the playoffs, without question. No matter when or who we lose to. If we are 11 and 0 and get beat the last game we won't drop out of the top 4 and even if we do, we just win the ACC championship game and jump back up.

One loss to a #1 ranked FSU might be the only loss Clemson could take and still be in the playoffs. That loss would mean no ACC championship game either.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to SoCalTiger:

One loss to a #1 ranked FSU might be the only loss Clemson could take and still be in the playoffs. That loss would mean no ACC championship game either.

I get what you’re saying, but don’t agree entirely. Think back to 2010..We started out unranked, went 8-0 and worked our way to #6 before losing to GT. We fell to #9 and then worked our way back to #7 before losing to NC ST & SC. Don’t you think we would’ve been in the top 4 had we beaten NC ST & SC that year and then beat VT in the ACCCG?

I think we stand a better chance of making it if we lose to UGA or even UNC or Louisville rather than FSU..If we lose to UGA and win-out we’ll win the Atlantic division. If win the ACCCG we’ll likely be in the top-4. If we beat UGA & FSU, but lose only one game to a UNC or Louisville, I think we have a decent shot because we’ll likely still win the Atlantic. In that case we would have three quality wins (UGA, FSU & SC) and one so-so loss. If we win the ACCCG that would give us another quality win (say we win a rematch over UNC) we would have a decent chance of being in the top-4.

clemvol writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

SC has essentially become what we were under Tommy Bowden, a team that can beat its primary rival and former elite teams in their down years, but always slips up against an inferior team and gets hammered by the elite teams at their peak. Yes, 9, 10 & 11 win seasons are nice, but the difference between us and them is that we set our goals much higher and fired Bowden, however they are perfectly content with that and are considering erecting a statue of Spurrier.

Will repeat what has been said before. Lets have 2 Head Coaches. Tommy Bowden can coach the Florida State game and the South Caroslima game then Dabo can coach the rest. I understand current thinking is to re-name Lake Murray "lake slurrier".

fasttiger44#293363 writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

Given that CFB doesn't have a pre-season I can see the need to play one FCS school. Two should only be allowed in unusual circumstances. One alternative solution is to allow FBS teams to schedule matchups with FCS teams once in the spring in place of their traditional spring games.

Then you don't have any respect for any of them because all Div 1 schools with big time football schedule at least one gimmie game and most teams schedule two. I will say the vast majority of big time football schools schedule weak teams just to get the win. Check some of the big boys schedules and see who they play.

CstandsforCowtown writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

SC has essentially become what we were under Tommy Bowden, a team that can beat its primary rival and former elite teams in their down years, but always slips up against an inferior team and gets hammered by the elite teams at their peak. Yes, 9, 10 & 11 win seasons are nice, but the difference between us and them is that we set our goals much higher and fired Bowden, however they are perfectly content with that and are considering erecting a statue of Spurrier.

If Carolina wins six in a row, Dabo needs to consider "erecting a statue of Spurrier" in his office.

clemvol writes:

in response to CstandsforCowtown:

If Carolina wins six in a row, Dabo needs to consider "erecting a statue of Spurrier" in his office.

Did I see the word "If"????????Hmmmmmmmm.

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