Wofford Review


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Wofford Review
The season opener couldn't have gone much better Saturday. The Tigers came out and dominated Wofford from the opening kick. Perhaps the best news was the number of players that played and impressed Saturday.

The only negatives I saw were Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Jr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-4, 213
Vance, SC

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injury and the backup quarterback situation. Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
RS Jr. Quarterback
#12 6-3, 202
Grayson, GA

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turned the ball over and looked more of the same we saw early in camp. Meanwhile, I am ready to see more of Kelly BryantKelly Bryant
Fr. Quarterback
#2 6-4, 213
Calhoun Falls, SC

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as the backup. The freshman is a dynamic playmaker who is the most talented player between the two.

Offensively, the list of players who impressed is long. Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 207
Gainesville, GA

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looked like Deshaun Watson. He was on point with his play and his decision making. What we saw agin was one of the nation's top players.

All five running backs showed signs Saturday. Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS So. Running Back
#9 6-1, 210
Loganville, GA

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is the best of the bunch, but all five showed signs that they could be the guy if needed.

This is a deep, talented group of wide outs. Like many, I sometimes forget just how good Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
So. Wide Receiver
#3 5-10, 191
Oldsmar, FL

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is. He has great speed and explosiveness, plus he is very strong.

Ray Ray McCloud had a spectacular debut. He looked extremely comfortable and is another difference maker.

Deon CainDeon Cain
Fr. Wide Receiver
#8 6-1, 197
Tampa, FL

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saw his first action, and it was mostly positive. His role should continue to grow now that Williams is out for an extended time.

The offensive line was excellent. I watched the replay yesterday was amazed at the play of the offensive front. They played ten linemen in the first half, and I saw a lot of great things. Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
Fr. Offensive Line
#75 6-6, 285
Sugar Hill, GA

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played very well for his first game.

Perhaps the most impressive unit is the deep and talented defensive line. Scott PaganoScott Pagano
RS So. Defensive Tackle
#56 6-3, 290
Honolulu, HI

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and Christian WilkinsChristian Wilkins
Fr. Defensive Tackle
#42 6-5, 299
Longmeadow, MA

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were as good as advertised. Both were disruptive and played hard.

Shaq LawsonShaq Lawson
Jr. Defensive End
#90 6-3, 272
Central, SC

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has taken his game to another level. The junior defensive end showed a motor like we haven't seen from him. I thought the young defensive ends looked very athletic.

Linebackers were aggressive but looked like they were very disciplined against the option attack.

TJ Green and Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
Jr. Safety
#1 6-4, 224
Fort Myers, FL

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were dominating at safety. Both rangy safeties were disruptive and played behind the Wofford line of scrimmage.

The biggest worry coming into the game was the kicking game, but I thought it was very good. Snaps, holds, kicks, returns and coverage were all very good. The only negative in the kicking game were the two fumbled punts on the rugby kicks.

Other than the Williams injury, the opener could not have gone any better. This is a deep and talented football team and the number of players that played and impressed Saturday was very encouraging. Yes, it was only Wofford, but Saturday showed everything we wanted to see.

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Spartanburg, SC

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St. George, SC

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