Monday Chad Morris interview notes and video


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Speaking to the media on Monday morning, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris defended the shotgun play call from the goal line that resulted in the snap going over quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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's head.

"If you had told me the ball was gonna sail over his head, I would have said let's get under center," Morris said. "But he didn't play under center in high school at all if any, and as of last Thursday we fumbled under center in practice setting and that has been deficiency with him"

"I didn't trust [Watson]. And to be honest, it never crossed my mind."

Morris also said there is a quarterback sneak in the system but Clemson has a system that has been successful.

"We have scored a lot of points since I've been here and we've scored a lot of touchdowns in the shotgun inside the five. That isn't going to change.

"You do what you do. Auburn led the country last year in rushing and they don't snap the ball under center. It's always easier to second guess."

Other notes

- Chad Morris says coming out after the half they expected Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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to play, but Dehsuan Watson played well enough it didnt happen. It was "scripted" for Watson to be in at that point.

- If Stoudt had thrown the TD pass in the first quarter then it might have been different for him.

- Cole is a competitor. He has poured his heart and soul into the program. You hurt for him.

- Morris and Stoudt talked and he is supportive of Watson. He wants to play. Wanted to play the other night. He will be ready when his opportunity comes.

- Watson was making line checks, but Morris says he is too soft spoken and that has slowed the offense down. "He has to get louder and more vocal"

- On the fumble..."we had a hat on a hat the whole way except for the safety We had a first down and the clock was running, and we were going to turn 4 loose on the next play. My mindset was we were going to go score. And then a guy gets a hand in there and it's like, 'are you kidding me?'"

- Jay Jay McCullough will start at tight end against UNC.


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like it or not...
york_tiger
The coaches absolutely had the team prepared to play....
BigCUFan®
no question about it... I hate it for Dabo and Chad b/c I
york_tiger
Agree with you York...
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ClemsonTiger1988®
you gotta read through that a little... to protect Cole
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Re: you gotta read through that a little... to protect Cole
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Chad Morris has forgotten more about football than
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Why are we in shotgun with 1st and goal inside the 1?***
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Maybe this?
Tgary
Wow that sucker shot right by Cole...***
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We run poor offense outta the shotgun, period
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Absolute Arrogance !
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Re: Absolute Arrogance !
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Quarter Backsneak
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Sell your tickets
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Seriuosly
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We ran at least one play under center later in the game...***
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In OT as a matter of fact***
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At least Auburn does it also ...***
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Always hated the shotgun on the goal line, no matter who is
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