Stoudt says confidence not an issue

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Stoudt: "It's not a confidence problem at all."

CLEMSON – Did senior quarterback Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 231
Dublin, OH

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lose his confidence somewhere along the way this season? He says no.

After three solid seasons as Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
Quarterback (2009 - 2013)
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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’s capable backup, Stoudt began the season first on the depth chart and started each of the first three games. However, he was replaced by Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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early in the loss at Florida St., and he hasn’t been the same quarterback in the eyes of many. He has thrown 10 interceptions against just six touchdowns and has an efficiency rating of 111.6 (Watson is 188.6).

Following Saturday’s bowl practice, Stoudt was asked if the bowl game is a chance to regain his confidence and he promptly answered that confidence hasn’t been the issue.

"It's not a confidence problem at all. There hasn't ever been a confidence issue,” Stoudt said. “It's just something where you try and get into a rhythm and a play doesn't go right. You have to have a feel for it. Sometimes it's there and sometimes it isn't.”

Many in the fan base have been critical of the coaches’ decision to keep running Stoudt out on the field, but he said he doesn’t pay attention to what outsiders have to say.

"When you become the guy people look at you more seriously, they're more critical of how you perform. But that doesn't matter," Stoudt said. "The people who are picking at me, I don't pay attention to it. I just do what I do and have fun. I know the offense better than they do."

Stoudt won’t have to look over his shoulder during the bowl game against Oklahoma – Watson had surgery at the end of last week to repair his torn ACL and from all reports Stoudt will start against the Sooners.

Stoudt was asked if he thinks that backup Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
RS So. Quarterback
#12 6-3, 195
Grayson, GA

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will see snaps in the bowl game, Stoudt replied that both quarterbacks have to be ready to play and that his shoulder isn’t an issue.

"I try to get into a rhythm. You still have to prepare and I know Nick will be ready," he said. "I've got to be ready. The shoulder isn't really that big a problem right now either. The past few weeks I've had some rest and haven't taken any hits to it. We just need to have fun and let loose."

Saturday’s practice was the first for new quarterback coach Brandon Streeter, and Stoudt said that he doesn’t expect to see any dropoff in coach.

"He's great to be around, very enthusiastic. He's just made sure I've got my footwork right, my elbow up when I throw it, those type of things,” Stoudt said of Streeter. "I'm still the same player. We're still running the same offense. We just need to go out, have fun and let loose."

Hopefully that rhythm will be there for Stoudt on December 29th so that the senior signal caller can lead Clemson to its third bowl victory in three years.

“It would be big,” he said. “I am just trying to finish up these last days here in Clemson and go down and get a win.”

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TigerNet News
I hope Stoudt is wrong because a confidence issue
TigersAndCubs
Pearle Vision Center - Don't forget Pearle*
ObiWan
Re: Pearle Vision Center - Don't forget Pearle*
freakgeek
I hope Stoudt is wrong - agree, I hope it is denial and he
tigeron®
A nagging injury can get fixed in 3-4 weeks
apextiger®
he was pretty vague on the subject of his shoulder.
NoIntroduction®
His shoulder has nothing to do with him constantly throwing into double
Lilnaitch
Re: His shoulder has nothing to do with him constantly throwing into double
FORESTTIGER
Re: His shoulder has nothing to do with him constantly throwing into double
WhstigeR®
Re: His shoulder has nothing to do with him constantly throwing into double
slumdog
Re: His shoulder has nothing to do with him constantly throwing into double
slumdog
I think his shoulder kept him from...
Graphic Tiger®
Re: His shoulder has nothing to do with him constantly throwing into double
slumdog
Agreed. He still wears that knee brace/support too.
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Agreed. He still wears that knee brace/support too.
slumdog
Re: he was pretty vague on the subject of his shoulder.
HunterClemsonTigers
Re: he was pretty vague on the subject of his shoulder.
slumdog
Re: A nagging injury can get fixed in 3-4 weeks
slumdog
Re: I hope Stoudt is wrong because a confidence issue
slumdog
LOL, please let us know your qualifications for knowing...
TigerTown
Re: LOL, please let us know your qualifications for knowing...
slumdog
What you see is scoreboard.
TigerTown
Re: What you see is scoreboard.
slumdog
Coot and stupidity go together and you are the prime example
Tiger5
Re: I hope Stoudt is wrong because a confidence issue
slumdog
Have a great game, go out on a high note. Win for
1portroyalty
How's that old saying go? Fool me once shame on you,fool me
heavydutytiger
Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
1portroyalty
Re: Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
heavydutytiger
Re: Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
heavydutytiger
Re: Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
1portroyalty
Re: Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
heavydutytiger
To me this is painfully simple
tiger_thom®
Thank you TT, well said.***
1portroyalty
And heavydutytiger has gone silent.....
tgrstuckincola
And Cole will have a Clemson ring - Good enough for me ...
Tropical
Clemson fans will support him. Coots and spectators don't
Tiger5
Re: To me this is painfully simple
slumdog
Didn't say he was a good QB, I wished him well, then you
1portroyalty
Re: Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
slumdog
Re: Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
slumdog
Re: Doesn't have squat with being fooled, it's called pulling
slumdog
Too depressing over there (actually down there) on fgf coot?
TigerFanX2000
Just hope he remembers, in a game that is a
tigerrh
Re: Just hope he remembers, in a game that is a
slumdog
All this boy needs is a cold beer
milkingoatswithjehnir
I don't know about all that now, jehnir. To me, that haircut
CUtiger2012®
Re: I don't know about all that now, jehnir. To me, that haircut
heavydutytiger
Re: I don't know about all that now, jehnir. To me, that haircut
slumdog
OK.....So first of all, his hair is beautiful (and
TigerGrant8®
Than what is the issue ?
Tigerdrafted
Nailed it!
TigerHawk76®
LOL, words with 4 or more letters are coot stumpers. Most
Tiger5
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deroberts
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SouthernTiger09
Go Tigers - Beat the Sooners!!!***
Tropical
Go Tigers - Beat the Sooners!!!
Tropical
He's right. He's in denial !***
argonaut1992®
Re: He's right. He's in denial !***
u2mfl
I agree. Hope he get's his act together for the bowl game.***
argonaut1992®
Re: Knowing the offense is not the issue
clemvol
Re: New Story: Stoudt says confidence not an issue
tigertommy46
wow, Cole ....
silvavocati
Re: wow, Cole ....
tigerfanatic1
Read the post again
silvavocati
"No confidence problem here, I throw equally well to either team!!!!"***
TonyTiger®
Then what we are left with is that he's just not very talented.***
Judge Keller
Throw to the players with orange helmets and tiger paws!
tigerrag100
...that are on the field, not on the sidelines
sadmba
Sometimes you feel like throwing interceptions. Sometimes
JumboTiger
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Good analysis, thanks! Go Tigers, go Cole- take advice above***
tigeron®
Stop Your Yammerin Cole And Deliver a Win
morbidtiger®
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tigersincepell®
He is right, it isnt confidence
Bryanttiger®
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scotts_®
Cant run the. ball when the defense stacks the box
Bryanttiger®
He's staring down receivers
Ya_boy_jack99
Frank Howard
ptctiger93
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ptctiger93
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CinTiger1
he's right, interceptions the problem***
hphallman

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