Thursday Thoughts


  by - Radio Host - Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:05 AM
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Thursday Thoughts
Saturday has a big game feel and I wanted to share a few thoughts on a Thursday:
*It feels refreshing to have Louisville come to town for the first time.  It is especially nice since this would have been Maryland week.  As I have said many times, I won't miss trips to trashy College park, M.D.

*Louisville has the nation's number one defense but we will see the Cards in their first test this weekend.  They may shutdown the Tigers but so far they have not seen the best of offenses.  Hopefully Clemson will expose what Wake Forest and Syracuse could not.

*The offensive line is a concern this week.  Not only is the defensive front for Louisville huge, they are talented.  Also Clemson is in emergency mode along the offensive line.  Reid WebsterReid Webster
RS Sr. Offensive Tackle
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Woodstock, GA

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is listed as a starter at one position and a backup at three offensive line positions this week.  Cross your fingers for no more injuries and hopefully Joe GoreJoe Gore
RS Jr. Offensive Tackle
#73 6-5, 283
Lake Waccamaw, NC

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and Jay GuillermoJay Guillermo
RS So. Center
#57 6-3, 314
Maryville, TN

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will be back ASAP.

*I was talking to a starter on the Clemson offense in a casual setting the other night, and since it was not in an interview format I will not say who it was, but I asked him if Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
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Gainesville, GA

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was as good as people think.  The starter said, "Oh yeah."  I asked him when he knew he was special and he replied, "In fall camp he made a couple of plays and I knew he was going to be a great one.  On the first drive of his college career in Athens I tapped him on the helmet before the drive and told him good luck.  He was so calm and just nodded.  I knew nothing bothered him then."

*Saturday's game against N.C. State was another example of a chess match.  If you noticed Clemson ran the same formation with a wide out in the backfield and ran him in motion over and over again.  At first State did not take a linebacker out of the box, so Watson threw the ball out in the flats.  State adjusted and began sending a linebacker with the motion, so Clemson was able to run the ball more effectively.

*This week could be another chess match.  Louisville is very aggressive with its safeties.  Will defensive coordinator Todd Grantham be patient enough to keep his safeties back and help with guarding against the deep ball?  Will Clemson be able to exploit Louisville's bigger linebackers by making them chase
skill players in space?  This one should be fun to watch.

*In the pre-season Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
Vance, SC

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struggled and I thought the wide receiver corps may have been in trouble with Charone PeakeCharone Peake
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 204
Moore, SC

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's injury.  Peake has missed the last two weeks but Williams has been special.  Also, Germone HopperGermone Hopper
RS So. Wide Receiver
#5 6-0, 175
Charlotte, NC

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and Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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have had big games and the wide receivers look like a strength once again.

*It is Clemson football season but Rock the John is Friday night and I hope you can make it.  Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
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will be on my radio show Friday at 7:40 a.m. to preview the event and the season.  Go to www.wccpfm.com to listen online or download the app at our website.

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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, Harlan 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, Edward Easterling, 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, Patrick DeStefanoPatrick DeStefano
Offensive Line (2012 - 2013)
#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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RS Sr. Defensive End
#9 6-4, 273
Jacksonville, FL

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and family, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Josh Cox, Tommy "Red" Harper, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Brandy Stephens, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, 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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