|ESPN article on Morris and Boyd|
|by TigerNet Staff - Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:42 AM||
Pos: QB Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 Hometown: Hampton, VA (Phoebus HS) Years Played: 2009 - 2013
With Clemson a victory away from its first 5-0 start in more than a decade and coming off back-to-back victories over nationally ranked opponents, the marriage of Tigers quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS So. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
View Full Profile and new offensive coordinator Chad Morris seems like a match made in heaven.
But both Boyd and Morris will admit their honeymoon was rather rocky.
After Tigers coach Dabo Swinney lured Morris to Clemson from Tulsa in January, Boyd struggled mightily while trying to adjust to the fast-paced tempo of Morris' spread offense. Morris' goal is for his offense to run 80 plays per game, and the Tigers don't waste much time between snaps.
Boyd performed so poorly during spring practice that Morris wasn't convinced he would be his starting quarterback this fall.
"He wasn't a guy we felt like we could win with," Morris said.
After spring practice, Morris called Boyd to his office to give him his marching orders for the offseason.
"I call it my seven-minute meeting," Morris said. "They listen and I talk."
Boyd, from Hampton, Va., couldn't have been encouraged by what he heard.
Read the full article here
|TigerNet Staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org||
Post your comments
|Discuss this update on the Player Board - Chat about this update in TigerActive Chat|
12/5 - Video: Tajh Boyd 1 on 1 interview with Jim Rome12/4 - Boyd finishes 3rd in ACC offensive player of the year voting12/3 - Tajh Boyd's NFL stock drops in loss12/2 - Tajh Boyd accepts invite to All-Star game11/30 - Video: Tajh Boyd SC postgame comments11/30 - Video: Boyd with TD run, Clemson 7-711/28 - Photo: Tajh Boyd All-America candidate11/27 - ESPN: Tajh Boyd's Last Shot At South Carolina11/26 - Tajh Boyd named finalist for Manning Award