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Wayne Gallman: "When I have my opportunity, I am going to take it"


  by - Senior Writer - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:01 AM
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Wayne Gallman talks to the media Monday

CLEMSON – Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
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is confident that when he finally gets his chance to show what he can do as a main cog in Clemson’s rushing attack, he won’t let that opportunity slip away.

The redshirt freshman running back out of Loganville (GA) Grayson fielded questions from the Clemson media Monday afternoon in the WestZone, and he was asked if he thinks that he will get his opportunity to shine in the near future.

His answer was blunt and simple.

“I just know that when I have my opportunity, I am going to take it,” Gallman said. “I just try to make myself better every day. I am pretty sure the coaches know what I can do. I think it is just a matter of time before I get my chance."

Gallman got a limited chance to play in Saturday’s opener at Georgia, running the ball one time for five yards and catching a 10-yard pass from quarterback Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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. Gallman said it was good to get into the flow of the game.

“I would say it was a pretty good experience. I got in and I felt the speed of the game, and I will tell you right now I was ready for it,” he said. “I felt like I was pretty prepared. It was a good feeling. I didn't have any missed assignments. I just know that when I got in, I was ready.”

It had been almost two years since he had played in a game – suiting up for Grayson as a senior in 2012 – and said he savored every second.

“First thing I took from it was just the crowd and the stadium,” he said. “I just took it all in, and it was a great experience.”

His one regret came on his reception – it was third down and if he hadn't lost his footing on the Sanford Stadium turf he might have gone for a first down and even further.

“I visualized the play right when I got in. I saw the blitz coming - it was third down and I had all of this stuff running through my head,” he said. “I wish I could have kept my feet because I would have done something. I still enjoyed it. I got to get in, and do what I could to help out.”

Gallman said that while he would have liked to have played more, he understands why the coaches went with older players.

“It is up to the coaches you know. That was the game plan going in,” Gallman said. “Of course I might have wished for that, but I am there for my teammates. I will show them something I may have seen when they were out there. I just want to help them out. “

He then reiterated that he thinks he has the tools to be the kind of running back the offense is looking for.

“I just think I am all around,” he said. “Whatever they want me to do, I am going to do it to the best of my ability.”

The Tigers host South Carolina State Saturday, and Gallman said it’s something he has been looking forward to since he arrived in the summer of 2013, followed once again by the statement that when he finally gets his chance, he will take it.

“I am looking forward to it. I have been dreaming about this since I got to college,” he said. “I am prepared for anything. As long as practice goes well and I do what I am supposed to do and learn my calls, I think I will get my chance and when I get my chance I will take it.”



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Subject (Replies: 33) Author
New Story: Wayne Gallman: "When I have my opportunity, I am going to take it"
TigerNet News®
Re: New Story: Wayne Gallman: "When I have my opportunity, I am going to take it"
AmeriTiger
He doesn't sound like his confidence is shakey
Hi Cotton Tigger
Re: He doesn't sound like his confidence is shakey
slumdog
I'm guessing that you are glass half empty kinda guy
JBTiger1980®
Look, if the Seniors are stinking up the field .....
OhWiseOne®
They aren't sure that he's got all the pass protection down
Lilnaitch
Then dumb down the ####### offense.***
OldTiger05
Re: Then dumb down the ####### offense.***
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Then dumb down the ####### offense.***
tigertown0626
Re: They aren't sure that he's got all the pass protection down
twtiger
Re: They aren't sure that he's got all the pass protection down
BlueHose
could have been the case..
ClemfanWV
Re: could have been the case..
PenthouseTiger
He couldn't have done any worse that what we saw in the 2nd
RC Tiger®
He has 2 weeks and a cupcake game to learn it.***
tigerdrummer®
Re: Look, if the Seniors are stinking up the field .....
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: New Story: Wayne Gallman: "When I have my opportunity, I am going to take it"
Sleeptom66
What's The Problem???? ----
Xander5000
Put the man in.
GunTotnTigr®
It says a lot to recruits also when UGA used 7 true freshman
LKN Tiger®
Shaq Lawson, Korrin Wiggins, Kearse last year on D
Drobins
Re: It says a lot to recruits also when UGA used 7 true freshman
tigertown0626
Sammy would be in the 2-deep rotation and probably...
Knuck
Re: Sammy would be in the 2-deep rotation and probably...
tigertown0626
Re: Sammy would be in the 2-deep rotation and probably...
Knuck
I hope he does, he certainly should get lots of carries this
AllTimeClemson
Key statement made here by this young man:
silvavocati
Re: New Story: Wayne Gallman: "When I have my opportunity, I am going to take it"
tjaxx82
SO GIVE HIM HIS OPPORTUNITY
PenthouseTiger
At some point they must give these guys a chance
tigertown0626
Look at what UGA's freshman RBs did
PenthouseTiger
Re: Look at what UGA's freshman RBs did
Lurking Tiger803®
Of course Gurley was better than Chubb and Michel
PenthouseTiger

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