An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson


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Sports Illustrated released its latest preseason preview article on Wednesday with an anonymous coach discussing Clemson and his honest opinion on the Tigers' style of play.

The anonymous coach agrees that everything on Clemson's offense starts with Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson and his true dual-threat abilities.

"It starts and ends with Deshaun Watson," anonymous coach said. "You have to limit his explosive plays by eliminating the run-pass options they use off the inside zone by being firm inside. You want Watson to carry the ball—then you’ve got to hit him. Passing wise, you’ve got to force him to play into the pocket because when he gets outside, he’s going to create big plays with his feet. You must do a great job with your rush-contain lanes and try to alter his sight angles."

However, he doesn't seem to be much of a fan of Clemson's highly regarded offensive line while single-handedly giving the Clemson O-line some fresh bulletin material.

"Watson’s got game-breaking weapons with [junior] running back Wayne Gallman and [junior] receivers Artavis Scott and Mike Williams," anonymous coach said. "[Senior tight end] Jordan Leggett won’t block anybody, but he can catch. The offensive line isn’t going to knock anybody off the ball."

The anonymous source also made the provocative claim that Clemson might be stealing signs from other schools.

"Defensive coordinator Brent Venables does a great job, but he’s late getting his calls in," anonymous coach said. "That’s because they’re probably as good as anybody at stealing signals, and Venables is waiting to see your offensive call. [Clemson declined to comment.] And because they’re so multiple on defense, they’re prone to being out of position. They’ll line up late, and you can get a guy running free."

If the opponent's signs are so vulnerable that teams can easily understand it during the contest, I think it's past due time for the school to introduce some new preventive measures.


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TigerNet News
Stealing signs? LOL I hope we are!***
Tiger Woods
Re: Stealing signs? LOL I hope we are!***
tigerinaiken®
Re: Stealing signs? LOL I hope we are!***
littledenny37
Re: Stealing signs? LOL I hope we are!***
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Stealing signs? LOL I hope we are!***
tmac9wr
Re: Stealing signs? LOL I hope we are!***
tmac9wr
It's exactly why Clemson uses boards, changes the images
deadsolidperfect
Re: It's exactly why Clemson uses boards, changes the images
tmac9wr
Best is the Standard!
tigerband1®
LOL someone's certainly a little bitter***
Drobins
Re: LOL someone's certainly a little bitter***
oldschtiger70®
Bulletin bored material, OLine--Let's destroy some DLs, and
lovingit®
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
mdtwntiger
Coach Johnson is that you again?
Tigerrag89®
He ain't scared!***
tigerband1®
Doubt it, as odd as it seems Dabo and PJ are pretty close
WALLACE
I can only hope we are stealing teams off calls - they been
FLTiger87®
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
CUtimes2®
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
oldschtiger70®
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
allorangeallthetime52®
has to be tarhole coach or ga tech
ClemsonSCTiger
Doubt GT. They don't signal in offensive play calls.
cdj001
Re: ^^^^This***
Ridgeland Booster
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
CUYankee
The "anonymous" coach is quite obviously
cutigerbob®
Hadn't thought of that, just being short
lovingit®
Ha ha ... you used the term "short" in responding to bob.***
CUTiger1989®
Re: Hadn't thought of that, just being short
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: The "anonymous" coach is quite obviously
LUMPY D
I smell Fedora*******
OrlandoTiger86
Bob Stoops (err the anonymous coach) sounds a little bitter***
BigCUFan®
Re: Bob Stoops (err the anonymous coach) sounds a little bitter***
Harley®
Dear anonymous coach
under11par®
"Anonymous" more than likely an old school coach.
cdj001
It's this guy
MRTTMT
Re: It's this guy
HunterClemsonTigers
if it is Doeran
tbennett117®
Seems "getting the play in late" has some merit.
RC Tiger®
Who cares since we are always at or near the top defensively
Tiger5
Who cares?
RC Tiger®
Re: Seems "getting the play in late" has some merit.
Rick James
A confident coach
Ctigermae
Re: A confident coach
tmac9wr
And he is getting honest opinions on his honest
Tiger5
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
boricuatiger
Well, that gave it away...it's Fedora.
Tigerman1978
Re: Well, that gave it away...it's Fedora.
EverettsNCTiger
He is right on in regards to our D. You can go down the line
josephg®
Re: He is right on in regards to our D. You can go down the line
oldschtiger70®
My money is on Jimbo... Butt hurt***
Gray Tiger
Bottom Line - Everybody hates a winner. Haters gonna hate***
cutig1
Re: Bottom Line - Everybody hates a winner. Haters gonna hate***
oldschtiger70®
An anonymous coach?
RevDodd®
The hands look very feminine. I'm guessing Fedora.***
tiger_swimmer®
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
Johnnyupstate
List of culprits?
acevans®
Re: List of culprits?
2000
Re: List of culprits?
TWALEXA
This "anon" coach is nothing more than
RU4GOD2®
Re: This "anon" coach is nothing more than
Tigerman1978
Re: This "anon" coach is nothing more than
BrabbTiger22
Re: Why heck yeah. Nothing more or nothing less.***
peanut
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
GSCtiger
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
Tigerman1978
He has a point on Leggett and sometimes other receivers
cu1981fan
Oh if we didn't have DW blah blah blah. You can say that for any team in the history of sports
Hi Cotton Tiger®
Re: Oh if we didn't have DW blah blah blah. You can say that for any team in the history of sports
oldschtiger70®
Re: Oh if we didn't have DW blah blah blah. You can say that for any team in the history of sports
ddclemson
Re: Fedora. No doubt about it.***
Ridgeland Booster
He must coach for he Patriots! Sounds like he's talking from experience
BrabbTiger22
I'm Lost.***
Xander5000
i hate the anonymous coach.
freakgeek
Sounds more like an anonymous SI Reporter
jtmansmann
With all the staff that Saban has...
Southeasterntiger
An obvious hit-job by someone who is butt-hurt and
Reckless96
Sounds like a Petrino whine to me. someone is jealous***
Tigersmurf
Dabo will find out who said it. Wait and see.***
ObiWan
I have no doubt he ALREADY knows who it is!
Starman57®
Anon Coach A.K.A. Paul Johnson***
dchinners
Paul Johnson sends in plays with substitutions.***
Country Gentleman®
Re: FB Update: An anonymous coach discusses his opinions of Clemson
Tiger_tK
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fuzzyduck
Sit on it, Jimbo***
Ucel74
Re: An anonymous coach
Dugatiger®

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