Spot the Ball


  by - Radio Host - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:30 AM
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Spot the Ball
I hate to wish my life away, but I loved waking up Tuesday and seeing the first day of September.

It's been eight months since we last saw Clemson play football against someone other than themselves.

The last time we saw this team they were dominating Oklahoma 40-6. Since then it has been somewhat entertaining watching Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
Head Coach
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's basketball team in the last year of Littlejohn, but it wasn't football.

Jack LeggettJack Leggett
Baseball Head Coach
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's last baseball season was depressing. The coaching search in baseball was entertaining, and I like what we have seen early from Monte LeeMonte Lee
Baseball Head Coach
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, but it isn't Clemson football.

Recruiting was fun. Spring ball and the spring game was football, but its still only practice.

I loved more exposure to the pre-season practice this camp, but like Allen Iverson said, "We talkin' 'bout practice."

This ends at 12:30 Saturday, and I am about to jump out of my skin waiting on it to get here.

This offseason has been as long as any I can remember. Maybe because the Tigers don't open up against an exciting opponent like Georgia, Auburn or Texas A&M.

Usually I like the offseason, especially when expectations are high because there are so many benefits. The publicity is great. The exposure and talk about the high expectations are great for your program, but I have reached a point where I am as excited about Clemson football as I have ever been.

After the Tigers beat Ohio State in the Orange Bowl, Jeff ScottJeff Scott
Co-Offensive Coordinator / WR
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said, "The best is yet to come." I believe that. I believe Clemson football is about to explode. This program is in the best shape I have ever seen. The present and future are as bright as I have ever witnessed, but I need for Saturday to get here.

Scott and Tony ElliottTony Elliott
Co-OC / Running Backs
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are in charge of the offense, and I am ready to see it. Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 207
Gainesville, GA

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's knee has been repaired. Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
Fr. Offensive Line
#75 6-6, 285
Sugar Hill, GA

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is starting at left tackle. Charone PeakeCharone Peake
Gr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-2, 214
Moore, SC

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finally looks healthy. Christian WilkinsChristian Wilkins
Fr. Defensive Tackle
#42 6-5, 299
Longmeadow, CT

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is ready to dominate. Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
Jr. Outside Linebacker
#10 6-0, 241
Anderson, SC

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is ready to tear someone's face off. Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
Jr. Safety
#1 6-4, 224
Fort Myers, FL

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is ready to take the next step. Mackensie AlexanderMackensie Alexander
RS So. Cornerback
#2 5-10, 189
Immokalee, FL

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is ready to shut down his guy. I am ready to see the unveiling of the freshmen class.

Former Clemson assistant and current Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez used to say, "Spot the damn ball." I agree. Let's do this. It's been too long.

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Spartanburg, SC

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St. George, SC

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Seneca, SC

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