Watkins says Bellamy not going anywhere


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CLEMSON – The man who is closest to freshman running back Mike BellamyMike Bellamy
Fr. Running Back
#5 5-10, 175
Nocatee, FL

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says Clemson fans shouldn’t worry about the mercurial freshman from Florida.

Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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, the freshman wide receiver who has taken the country by storm, is Bellamy’s roommate, and he said Tuesday that Bellamy is going to be fine.

“He was at practice Monday, just like he is at every practice,” Watkins said. “He works hard at every practice. He is learning the offense and getting better every week.”

Watkins said that the rumors surrounding Bellamy leaving the program are completely false.

“I have never, ever heard that from him,” he said. “We talk a lot, and he has never said that. That is the last thing on his mind. He is ready to play, and he doesn’t want to sit on the bench. When you come in, you want to contribute and you want to help the team.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Bellamy just needs to mature.

“I think there's a lot of structure here. A lot of discipline here," Swinney said. "No gray area. Sometimes that's difficult for young people to take on when your maturity isn't where it needs to be. That's part of the process. He's a good young man. And that's what this program is about - coaching life. It's not just coaching ball. When it's all said and done, if he'll stick with it, he'll leave better than he is right now. He's not there yet. He's kind of your typical freshman. The transition not as easy as some for others. He's a young player that wants to play more. Nothing wrong with that. I want guys who want to play more, but you have to earn it. He's really not a problem. We had a little deal the last week where we sat him down the first half.”

Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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is the starter at running back, and Bellamy is currently splitting snaps as Ellington’s backup with D.J. HowardD.J. Howard
RS Fr. Running Back
#22 5-11, 195
Lincoln, AL

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, and Watkins said his roommate just has to learn what his role is.

“He is a great guy, he just has to get used to his role,” Watkins said. “Of course, Andre Ellington is there. Mike was always the big star in his high school, and maybe he can't get used to his role. He keeps bringing it up, and I keep saying the same thing. It just takes time. He also sees his friend [Watkins] doing it, and he wants to do the same thing.”


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Front Page Story: Watkins says Bellamy not going anywhere
B-Meist®
TELL HIM TO QUIT FANNING THE FLAMES!***
jonnyboy
He just pi$$ed on the embers.***
Smiling Tiger®
is that in the scout handbook?***
deadsolidperfect®
Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
klemsontigers7
Because we'll read it
PenthouseTiger
Re: Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
davidhood®
QUIT READING THIS DRIVEL AND DO YOUR JOB!***
jonnyboy
Landblasted***
CTiger423®
You CAN'T be serious....
BengalBen
I am***
ChapinTiger1
and don't call me Shirley.......wait***
ChapinTiger1
So....do call you Shirley?
tkd2000®
white or wheat?***
ChapinTiger1
Let's go with white...I don't like healthy stuff.***
tkd2000®
David - If you are going to quote Watkins do it accurately
orangeblood10
Because that's what good writers do.***
josephg®
Re: Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
allorangeallthetime52®
Could you be any more of an #######?
ATigersL®
Re: Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
ChucktownOrange
Even though it is not his place to have to comment on this
CUTigerDave
Ignore the smoke!
Chuckston T-Man
You know what they say. Where there's smoke, there's....
BengalBen
and I thought it was: "Where there's smoke, there's
tigrjm76®
LET THIS DIE WATKINS WHY ARE YOU HATING THE TEAM?***
deleted
Why is Sammy in a closet?***
augustatigerfan
Same reasone we keep nukes in silos. Too much awesome
Das Tiger
Nuke prefers no "s" after his first name . . . just sayin'..***
Rocky the Tiger®
Maybe he was checking on Adam James...***
CM Shack
Geez....wonder what the next idiotic, unfounded thread
tigrjm76®
The uniform color debate is looking pretty good
CUfan75®
you don't understand the panic generated from his name being
ArmyRanger28®
Watkins? CLOSET? Is that YOU Mike Leach? R. Kelly???
charlestontiger84
Oh my gosh...
DoggyDoc7
Re: Front Page Story: Watkins says Bellamy not going anywhere
rundahill
God it feels so good ...
icebucket
EVERYONE!
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Front Page Story: Watkins says Bellamy not going anywhere
chawley24
Articles like this need to STOP
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