ACC coaches talk anonymously about Clemson


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Athlon got coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their opponents. Below is what the coaches had to say about Clemson.

“Everyone is going to start with the Orange Bowl blowout. How in the world do you give up 70 points — in a football game? I think (Dabo) Swinney actually can use that game as a positive this year. Obviously it will be a major source of motivation, and he’ll certainly have to spin it the right way or the Tigers could regress this season.

Don’t feel too bad for Swinney: He’s gonna be just fine, especially with what he has back on offense. By no means is quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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an unknown, but I really think he’s still vastly underrated. A terrific dual-threat that continues to get better and better and better.

Wide receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
So. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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was a beast last year. It’s scary to think how much better he can get. With Watkins and DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#6 6-1, 200
Central, SC

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, Clemson’s got two of the nation’s top receiving threats. And don’t forget about running back Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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. The Tigers have some serious talent on the offensive side of the ball.

The defense had some issues last year, surrendering a ton of points late in the regular season. New coordinator Brent Venables needs to have an immediate impact.

The sad thing for Clemson is last year’s 8–0 start seems like it was five years ago. Has a conference championship ever felt so dissatisfying?"

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football Update: ACC coaches talk anonymously about Clemson
B-Meist®
I think that last quote came from TNet not a coach***
BentZero
I'm guessing it was Jumbo Fisher or Frank Creamer***
orangetiger77
Re: I'm guessing it was Jumbo Fisher or Frank Creamer***
armsb
Re: I think that last quote came from TNet not a coach***
emincey
Re: football Update: ACC coaches talk anonymously about Clemson
Pa Tiger
Anonymity. It's a hard concept for some.***
SwimminTiger®
^^^Didn't read title of article^^^***
BentZero
Re: football Update: ACC coaches talk anonymously about Clemson
clemsonsportjunkie
I don't consider him a runner,but he will get that tough 2-3
gripitnripit
Re: I don't consider him a runner,but he will get that tough 2-3
clemsonsportjunkie
No he wasn't
PenthouseTiger
Re: football Update: ACC coaches talk anonymously about Clemson
grover173
Either consciously or unconsciously, we've been cautious ...
apextiger®
He is a runner in the Big Ben mode
kfast600
Boyd has never been a typical dual-threat QB. He is not a
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Boyd has never been a typical dual-threat QB. He is not a
clemsonsportjunkie
From Scout . . .
Smiling Tiger®
It seems like I remember TB saying he was going to try
orangetiger77
The recruiting guys always said Boyd was NOT a runner. That
Caddie
Re: The recruiting guys always said Boyd was NOT a runner. That
Detigs
Re: The recruiting guys always said Boyd was NOT a runner. That
armsb
Link
PenthouseTiger
ACC Championship does feel like forever ago
OhEightLee
I really don't know what to say about the OB.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Never happened!
ClemKWA
I'm surprised
PenthouseTiger
One comment on the coach's opinions.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Wake's coach knows too.
ClemKWA
The sad thing for Clemson is last year’s 8–0 start seems
AllTimeClemson
What did that asshat win?***
RC Tiger®
The last one sounds like one of us said it.
Completely Solid Orange®

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