Friday Email Bag


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Friday Email Bag
Each Friday I publish your comments and answer your questions. To submit a comment or questions, please email me at mickeyplyler@hotmail.com.

Mickey,

I had a chance to read your blog today, "Weigh-Ins." I have to admit I was a bit concerned that Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
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#75 6-6, 270
Sugar Hill, GA

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, our starting freshman tackle, was still less than 300 lbs. He is about 6'6" so 285 just seems a bit light to stop a bull rush from the outside. I guess gaining 15 lbs since he arrived is an improvement, but I also believe he has got to tip the scales above 300 lbs to truly be effective. Technique matters a great deal, but it sure helps to also be a nimble 300-pounder.

Kindest Regards,

Kirk

Kirk,
First, Hyatt is not 6-6. They may list him there, but he is not 6-6. You have to remember that he is a true freshman. I am a little concerned about his strength, but we have to be patient with him because he will be a great one. Give him time. He will get bigger and stronger. Hyatt has the tools to develop into a star.

Mickey,
Give me one player no one has talked about. Give me a surprise. Thanks. Go Tigers!

Willie Tiger

Willie Tiger,
With all of the attention we put on recruiting and guys committing earlier and earlier, there is no such thing as a surprise anymore. We have radio shows, blogs and websites that cover these guys starting in the ninth grade. If you had to have one, maybe Taylor HearnTaylor Hearn
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#51 6-4, 325
Williston, SC

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. I thought he had his best practice yesterday. He showed some size and toughness. I was encouraged by his development, but remember he is just a red-shirt freshman.

Mickey,

ESPN has their rankings of players in their top 100 of college football. Could you rank the Clemson players 1-85 like you did a few years ago?

Jay

Jay,
That blog was a disaster. Parents of the players ranked low in the blog called me for weeks. I will never give you 1-85 anymore. It's a no-win situation. How about a list of guys who have caught my eye in the first three practices:

Here are some of the guys that have stood out to me in watching the first three practices. This is not a depth chart, and it is not who is the best at the position. Instead, it is a list of guys who have caught my eye with a good play or a series of good plays in the first three days. He are 30 players who have stood out:
QB-Watson
RB-Gallman
WR-Williams, Scott, Thompson, McCloud, Peake, Cain
TE-Richard, Smith, Williams
OL-Guillermo, Hearn
DE-Lawson, Dodd, Yeargin, Bryant, Ferrell
DT-Reader, Watkins, Wilkins, Huggins
LB-O'Daniel, Blanks
DB-Alexander, Kearse, Fields, Wiggins, Green, Smith

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#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Clay Childers, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Amanda Peake, Danny Hammond, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan and Jacki Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Dawson Bourne, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Bob Garrett, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Jeanne Thompson, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon KirklandLevon Kirkland
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and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Josh Cox, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, Kristin Heckman, Jennifer Johnson, Jay Johnson, Lyndsie Johnson, Emily Davis, Hayes Davis, Judy Towe, Johnny Towe, Ken Brown, Elaine Brown, Rhonda Thompson, Tim Davis, Jacob Greinke, Jack Finley, Richard and Clara Crawford, Zach and Griffin Johnson, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, Todd Price and family, Rosemary A Flynn, Dr. Mickey Shealy family, Mr. Gillespie, Bobbi Nicholson, Earl Gilstrap, Dr. Matt Stower, Tyler Kemmerlin, Parks Hutto, Patrick DeStefanoPatrick DeStefano
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#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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, Robert Smmerville, Wendell Harrington, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch, Drew Moore, Allison Williams, Nicholas Wickiser, Lena Wright, Donna Springs, Elizabeth Bruner, Bobbi Simpson, Hammond Family, Elaine G. Duvall, Addison Grace, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.


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