Boyd knows time to respond is now


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CLEMSON – Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS So. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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’s toughest test as a player came last summer.

He had just completed spring practice, and the coaching staff had indicated that they didn’t have the confidence that Boyd could be the long-term answer, and he was challenged by new offensive coordinator Chad Morris to change himself over the summer.

He responded, and had perhaps the best eight-game stretch of any Clemson quarterback, and it seemed like the sky was the limit.

Now, Boyd faces his toughest test since last summer.

The Tigers have lost three out of their last four games, and Boyd’s numbers in that stretch have been dismal – he has completed 82 of 146 passes for 959 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions. Against South Carolina, he connected on 11 of 29 throws for 83 yards with a touchdown and a pick against the Gamecocks.

This Saturday, Boyd has a chance to lead Clemson to a 10-win season, an ACC Championship and a berth in the Orange Bowl if they defeat Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game.

How will he respond?

"That's where it tests you,” Boyd said Tuesday. “It's easy to do things when everything's easy and you're winning games. The true character of a leader is how you respond from it. It's just how bad you want to bounce up, rather than getting knocked down. I really do feel like that's a sign of leadership and character."


Boyd said that he understands the implications of Saturday’s game, especially considering how Clemson lost to arch-rival South Carolina. And he knows this is almost a must-win.

"There's really no other way, honestly," he said. "We started the season so strong and lapsed a little bit these last few weeks. This is one of our goals. We have to accomplish this."

Clemson defeated Virginia Tech 23-3 in Blacksburg, Va., in week five of the regular season. It was a convincing victory, yet not many people expect this Saturday to be a repeat performance.

"That's fine. It really is," Boyd said. "One of the things coach Swinney is big on, he has a little slogan, 'What they say now?' Honestly, it really doesn't even matter. If we can do as a team what I know we can do, we'll be fine."


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Front Page Story: Boyd knows time to respond is now
B-Meist®
What the #### was last week, Boyd?***
tigerdrummer®
apparently not any more important...
tiger6
This is one of the dumbest things posted on the board...
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Re: apparently not any more important...
alfatiger
I think it's called NO BLOCKING
pawacoot
Two of the sacks are directly his fault, Dabo even said it..
soccerkrzy®
Re: Two of the sacks are directly his fault, Dabo even said it..
pawacoot
He's flushing out too quickly, he's developing the same
soccerkrzy®
Re: He's flushing out too quickly, he's developing the same
twtiger
the corner blitz to the blind side on the first play was
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Re: the corner blitz to the blind side on the first play was
Litefoot®
Re: the corner blitz to the blind side on the first play was
lamb
Re: the corner blitz to the blind side on the first play was
Miss80s
Re: the corner blitz to the blind side on the first play was
SIGMA1914
Re: the corner blitz to the blind side on the first play was
lamb
Re: the corner blitz to the blind side on the first play was
buhboy
receivers didn't help much either***
Willmo®
The two dropped passes would have made him look different?
Injun Tiger
I'm not on his back. I'm posting in regard to these
tigerdrummer®
What article ? An interview with our QB asking him how he
Rocky the Tiger®
it's in the past and can't be changed... THUS, the time
clemsonsuzi®
Makes sense. And I agree with that.
tigerdrummer®
Yeah - he just needs to flick the switch.
Rocky the Tiger®
Re: Front Page Story: Boyd knows time to respond is now
whatweeatin®
Tahj makes a good point
suthrner
Sounds like the same BS he said last week.***
GTOWNTIG
Shave the Beard!!
Tiger_Maniac
With Price & Sammy back. He could be back in Heisman form.
Razzmatazz
My worry is about 50/50...
gorillawalk
Re: Front Page Story: Boyd knows time to respond is now
Miss80s
Re: Front Page Story: Boyd knows time to respond is now
bubba1239®
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Tiger803
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sanwt
Naah - save it for the Chic-fil-a bowl***
Mighty Zep®

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