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I'd tend to agree about the probable OSU/FSU matchup.If an unbeaten from a "lesser" conference were to barge into the title game, I doubt there would be as many who would defend Morris' contention. Depends on who's the better option, not solely based on record of wins and losses, although that is certainly the primary criterion.
Dear Wake Forest,
I am writing to recommend Chad Morris for your opening at head football coach.Chad enjoys being well-paid. I know you overpaid Jim Grobe for years. This would seem to be a good fit.
He is also a proven winner at schools of your size. Before coming to Clemson, he coached at a high school in Texas that was only a little bigger than Wake Forest.
I have friends with pickup trucks who would be willing to help with the move if moving expenses become an issue.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Ron D. Ball
If you think Dabo can string together 4 in a row over usc, you must think spurrier is getting ready to retire.
If Clemson plays Alabama in the Orange Bowl as everyone seems to be predicting, i hope the money makes the beating on national TV worthwhile.It won't help recruiting or Clemson's image.
The only difference in this matchup and the Orange bowl blowout we lost to West Virginia is that this time we can clearly see it coming.That will probably hurt ticket sales.
And in response to the appeal for fans to buy tickets thru the athletic department, we have visited this topic before.Bowl trips are expensive. Especially longer trips, such as Miami.Tickets have been offered at lower prices in the open market than the price Clemson sets for tickets. So for the fan on a budget the decision is easy. Furthermore, many of the Athletic Department tickets are for the worst seats in the stadium. Better seats are sometimes found on web- sites, or even by dealing with scalpers at the venue.
Why pay premium prices for end-zone, nose-bleed seats just to make the AD look good? He'll be in the luxury suite on the 50 yard line with beef tnderloin, cavier, and an open bar.
So I was wondering. If we play usc 10 times, how many do we win Dabo?After the beating FSU gave us , you said we would beat them 5 out of 10.FSU is better than usc and will be playing for the national title in January.So back to usc, i gotta figure we'd win at least 6 or 7 out of 10 by Dabo's logic.Recruit hard. We need it. Maybe mix in a good offensive lineman if you see one.
I thought Dabo may have been asking Shaw if he had any eligibility left since we have a few holes to fill.
Who cares about a bunch of meaningless stats when we play such a candy-@@@schedule? Not I.
We lose to usc and fsu, I don't need stats beyond that. We should have bailed on the lousy ACC when others were shuffling a year or two ago.
Save the bubblegum and hairbow stats. Wins and losses are all that really matter. Stats are for people who believe everyone should get their own little trophy. If you want to improve, look at stats that are not so good, like turnovers, stupid calls by Morris, and results against ranked opponents.
Wake A. D.: So, Jim. I don't think we can take another year of that garbage. You want me to fire you?
Jim: Nah. I'll resign.
I wish him well. I believe he did the best he could.I don't think he's cool under pressure by any means, but he has worked hard and represented the program the best he could. So good luck.
You need to look at that first punt turnover again. Bryant caused that one. Clear as day. The guy has no brain.
Oh, Georgia had some injuries.No other team had any injuries, did they? Just Georgia.They beat at least 3 weak teams to pad their resume' and they needed OT to win over Tech and Tenn. Good win over SC and good win to beat LSU.All considered, average.
A little more on the fantastic Georgia Bulldogs:
8-4 record with a 3 pt win over a weak Fla Gators teamWins over App State and N TexasAnd a loss to Vanderbilt.They also beat Kentucky. Woo hoo.Yeah, average sounds about right.
Georgia barely escaped Tenn and GT with overtime wins.Pretty average.
Sorry to disagree, Dabo. We are not a really good team.True, we lost to two good teams. And we played two good teams. Three if you want to count Georgia.I'd call them average.
Beating Wake, Citadel, Boston College, Virginia, SC State, NCSU and the like does not mean you have one of the best teams in the country.
You learn more about your team in games that matter.
Clemson does not deserve an Orange bid.10 wins, I know. Big deal.Maybe a Chick Fil-A. Who cares?
Morris squandered a chance to beat usc early in the game with a gimmick call. Sammy is a great receiver, but a poor passerLast year, Morris abandoned the run game against usc. That cost Clemson a win as well.
I suspect there are a few pigeons out there who will be willing to offer Morris a head coaching job. I hope he says YES.
So what is a "true Clemson fan"?To you, it appears to mean lose and like it.Don't say anything. Don't rock the boat. Five straight is just fine with a true fan, right?
More like a true moron.
A true fan wants excellence and does not fear changewhen change is overdue. A true fan does not lie to himself and take pride in wins over bad teams.
A few awards:
Biggest choke ---offense: Tajh Boyd for poor passing, AGAIN.
Biggest choke---defense: pick a linebacker.
Biggest choke---special teams: Adam Humphries.
Biggest choke by an assistant coach: Morris. What a joke. Most overpaid assistant in football history at any level of competition.
And the award for Head Choke: Dabo, of course. Five losses in a row. What are you doing? Do you not pay attention when Morris calls a backyard double pass? Why do you even wear a headset?
One more award: bryant. The head-up rectum award. Well-deserved.The guy is talking about going pro.
The Orange may want to take a pass.I dont see Clemson folk being real fired up for a trip to Miami vs Bama. Why would you want to watch that?Rah Rah, flash and sizzle, lose by 40 and call it a good year.No thanks.
Hey Morris. Nice call. Double pass.Pure genius.You're not facing high school defenses anymore, pal.
The script was a lot like last year and the year before.Clemson leaves gaping holes in the middle of the field. usc exploits the middle of the field whenever they want.
Game on the line...cue the massive choke by Tajh Boyd.
Turn the ball over. Rinse and repeat.
Go home with a sore chute.
Dabo wears a headset. He had to hear the play call of double pass on the first series. A wise head coach would veto such a juvenile call in that circumstance. No need for such a risky call. Clemson was moving the ball down the field without much resistance, and Morris makes a monumental mistake to let Sammy give the ball away. Simply a desparation call when we were not needing anything but 4 and 5 yard plays (patience).
Secondly, what the $@// was Bryant doing hauling butt directly at Humphries as Humphries tried to field a punt?Unbelievable. Undisciplined. And poorly coached, whatever it was.
Dabo is such a likeable guy. I would wish him well in his future endeavors. Shake hands, pay him what you owe him, and part ways.
Clemson 34usc 27
Congrats to Rodriguez for his TD and to the team for a good win.I thought the purple uniforms were a nice touch for Military Appreciation Day.That's bad news on Blanks. We will miss him next week.
Whiff Timothy should not be allowed back on the field.His assignment should be to stand on the sideline with a gatorade for Battle after the offense scores. But you'll have to have a backup since he'll probably drop the bottle when Battle gets to the bench.
Over-rated. Good luck at military school or wherever they send you.
This would be the perfect set-up to have Daniel Rodriguez announced as a starter and game captain. Then feed him the ball and do whatever it takes to get him a touchdown.Purple-out game vs The Citadel, honoring the military heritage of both schools. Featuring a player who served and was awarded the purple heart.Go Tigers!
And...Whiff Timothy strikes again at right offensive tackle. Doesn't touch his man and allows him to sack Boyd.This situation continues to fester and makes Caldwell look like a clown.
First, Boulware is going to be a great linebacker. I like the aggressive approach. But targeting is going to continue to be a focus. Can't afford these kinds of penalties.
Second, Clemson has had some great kickers through the years.Obed Ariri, Donald Igwebwekie, Bob Pauling, David Treadwell, Chris Gardocki, not so much Jad Dean. Welch was also a really good one.Anyhoo, Cat Man has carved out a spot among the best. Great job. Good game vs Tech.
I hate espn3.And noon games.Both are worthless.
I'd be willing to pay $4 for an ice cold beer.
I was thinking 4.
We lack the talent to play tight man-to-man coverage.The soft coverage scheme is an attempt to avoid the big play.It's hard to defend the passing game with the players we have in the secondary. As more and more teams go to a pass-oriented offense, the importance of signing top defensive backs must continue to be a priority.
Is he saying Adam Humphries isnt playing well?He is one of the very few who looks like he's giving 100%
Looked kinda like he had FSU to cover last week.
Probably so.I'm not leading the push to fire Dabo.But at what point does losing to usc become so unacceptable that a change is required? For me, it was last year.I hope he stays and reels off 10 in a row or more vs. usc.But I don't know how he can stay on the job if he loses again this year.
I am a Dabo fan. I like him as a recruiter and I like his positive attitude and enthusiasm, among other qualities.But I would have fired him after the usc game last year.
It should be noted that Whiff Timothy played 30 snaps and the right side of the OL was crushed by Florida St.
Great analysis and commentary.To summarize, we simply need to have the biggest, strongest , meanest linemen and the fastest, toughest backs.And on defense, same thing. Big, strong, fast, tough.If the opponent tries to pass, we sack the QB or intercept.And on rushes, we stop them at the line.Yeah, that should work.
You predicted a 40 point loss to FSU?Or did you think the game would be a bit closer?If so, you were wrong, or delusional, as you say.I didnt hear any predictions that the game would be such a blowout, so I suppose the entire nation was delusional.What I see this year is 2 or 3 teams far better than the rest (bama, fsu, oregon) and a sharp dropoff after that.SC is nothing special, so I still say we will win that one.
Didnt make it to the FSU game. Didnt have a ticket. Went to the BC game.If I had been at the FSU game, I'd have probably rolled out after the 3rd quarter. Game was settled by then. I cant fault a fan who showed up and saw the team lay an egg, then decided not to watch four complete quarters of it. You buy a ticket, you get to leave when you want.But dont misunderstand, the dominant team in that game is not a member of the sec. They are an ACC team.From what I've seen, Clemson would have a tough time against Alabama. Otherwise, Clemson would have a very good chance against any of the other sec teams and would beat most of them.Still going to beat usc in columbia this year.
So, LSU and Georgia are powder puff?But, aren't they also in the sec?And FSU, aren't they in the ACC?I think so.
Hey, did you hear Tennessee beat usc and their "better coach"?Yep, unranked Vols beat usc.And so did Georgia.How'd Clemson do against Georgia?
A few observations on Boyd:
He is a good QB. I would not call him great.He has shown character, heart, and class. Sometimes his execution of the offense is really good. At other times, he'll try to force a pass into triple coverage or fire the ball five feet over a receiver's head. And as he did last night, he'll misfire a ball to the ground on a simple pass into the flats. Without pressure.I realize he was under pressure for the most part, but when he falters, he is just as likely to do so with no pressure.Overall, good guy, good runner, inconsistent passer.
I'd have to disagree and would say the ineffective running game is attributable to mediocre backs and sub-par line play.There is no star running back getting playing time. Certainly no power runner.Dye would fill that void if he is healthy, but as you say, we don't truly know the full extent of his problems.
Disappointing loss, but not a real surprise given our lack of a running threat and a suspect defensive secondary.FSU is talented and deep. No doubt about who is the better team. Maybe Dye will help improve the running game, Alexander will help the secondary, and others will continue to get better.An offensive right tackle would be nice too.
Undisclosed sources are reporting that the first four teams to make the playoff are Clemson, Nebraska, Stanford, and Ole Miss.
Symbolic of Clemson's intentions to beat FSU like a drum.Bring it on and bang it till your hands bleed.
Who said anything about 4th downs? Watch the game and then see what you think.Get someone to explain third and long to you.I said nothing about all third downs or any other random statistic.Third and long. Simple as that. Defense could improve on third and long.
10 point win.I'll take another one of thos this week and another in Columbia in November.
Sabsn is a narc.
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