2018 Running Back Roles
|Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:30 AM- -|
In this format we will publish your comments and answer your questions. To submit a comment or questions, please email me at [email protected] Hey Mickey, In 2018, do you think we will see more touches by our talented running backs rather than so many qb runs? I guess it also depends on the qb situation. Feaster is a beast and has the size/speed of an NFL back. It seems that we should feed him the ball more. Also, why do we rarely, if ever, set up under center in the i-formation or a lone back set especially in short yardage situations? It seems to me that we definitely have the size and speed to line up and go "good on good" with anybody in the country. What are your thoughts?
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In 2018, do you think we will see more touches by our talented running backs rather than so many qb runs? I guess it also depends on the qb situation. Feaster is a beast and has the size/speed of an NFL back. It seems that we should feed him the ball more.
Also, why do we rarely, if ever, set up under center in the i-formation or a lone back set especially in short yardage situations? It seems to me that we definitely have the size and speed to line up and go "good on good" with anybody in the country.
What are your thoughts?
As you stated, it all comes down to the quarterbacks. If Bryant is in the game, I think the quarterback run will still be a major feature of the offense. If its Lawrence, Johnson or Brice, you could see more of the true running game coming from the running backs.
Something is missing with Feaster in my opinion. I am not sure if he might have gotten too big. Maybe he needs to drop a few pounds. He doesn’t have the quickness he once showed.
The reason they are not under center much is mainly that it's not the system they run. Also, there are no scholarship fullbacks, so the I formation does not meet the personnel that has been recruited. Clemson is a spread offense and most spread teams don’t go under center much.
I didn't think that Zion Williamson would go to Clemson until you and Paul Strelow convinced me differently. On Saturday night, I expected him to pick Clemson. Looking back, why did you all think that Clemson was leading for him? Was someone in the Williamson camp toying with Clemson fans leading us to believe that he was going to Clemson? Thanks!
Zion surprised me and almost anyone else who followed his recruiting. At his announcement, there were four Clemson websites and two North Carolina websites there to cover it. Duke has a couple of big websites that cover Duke basketball and recruiting and they didn’t show up because they thought Duke had no chance. In the 247 crystal balls, Duke had four percent. The national recruiting experts had Duke about fifth behind Clemson, UNC, USC, and Kentucky. Coach K didn’t know.
The reason we thought Clemson led is because they did at some point. His stepfather told David Hood Saturday night that at one time Clemson had a mile and a half lead.
I don’t think anyone toyed with Clemson, but the feeling around the entire basketball industry was that Zion was a Clemson kid. Go back and look at his comments. He said he was going to shock the world. Does committing to Duke in basketball shock the world? It did Saturday, but when he first said it was Duke shocking? He said he wanted to go to a school with a great football program because he enjoyed the sport. Duke?
I just think almost everyone I talked to about it was in shock Saturday night.
Trying to separate fact from fiction. These top football programs like Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State are known for good academics as well. Is there much difference in the academic standards for the athletes to qualify for admission? We’ve all heard that some players for “X” school wouldn’t get in at Clemson. How do they compare?
Thanks! Keep up the good work.
There is no difference today. At one point there was, but that difference has been erased. If a player qualifies at Alabama and Ohio State, then he qualifies at Clemson.
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