Want Machines


  by - Radio Host - 2014-10-29 06:58:49.0
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Want Machines
Car companies do it.  So do airline companies and credit card companies.  Perhaps the best are toy manufacturers.  They all market to our weakness as what I call "want machines."

Little kids watch TV and commercials easily convince the children that they MUST have the latest useless piece of plastic because the one they got last week is now really useless.

We do it as adults too.  My buddy says men are great examples.  He says, "When we have a blonde we want a brunette and when we have a brunette we want a red head."

With the elections coming up we see it in our politics as well.  We want the other party in because of the current party isn't as good as they said they were going to be.

This is what is happening among many Clemson football fans too.  I was around for the glory years.  I saw Clemson completely dominate people with a great defense, solid special teams and a good running game.  The Tigers were winning ten games a year and winning Atlantic Coast Conference titles.  And you know what I heard in the stands?  "Throw the ball!" or "Open up the playbook!"

The past three years we have witnessed the most dominant offense in school history.  Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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brought the hurry-up,-no-huddle attack to Clemson and broke almost every offensive record.  Individuals like Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
Quarterback (2009 - 2013)
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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, Nuk Hopkins, Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
Tight End (2008 - 2011)
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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and Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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had a full out assault on the record books.  The offense was dynamic and fun to watch.  And you wanna know what I heard in the stands? 
"I miss the days of Danny FordDanny Ford
Former Head Coach
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where we played defense.  This ain't Clemson football."
We are in the middle of a throwback year in 2014.  The offense lost several of the best players in school history and has suffered multiple injuries, so the defense has been the story line.  The defense is ranked in the top 11 in almost every major category.  The defense is third in the country in total defense.  And you want to know what I hear in the stands?
 "I miss Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins.  This offense is hard to watch."
This offense has been hard to watch since Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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got hurt.  But, it was hard to watch in the 1980s as well.  But like the 80s, Clemson is winning football games and that is all I care about.

If Clemson wants to hire Paul Johnson and run the option attack, I am fine with that.  If they want to hire Mike Leach and throw it 75 times a game I am fine with that.  If we win 3-2 or 63-62, I am fine with that.  I just want to win.  You will very seldom hear me complain about a win.  That is the goal and that is the bottom line.
I am a "want machine," but all I want is wins.

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Defensive Tackle (2008 - 2011)
#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, 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
Linebacker
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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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, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
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, 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, Deshaun Watson, Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 231
Dublin, OH

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, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Horton family, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, 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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