Baseball; Incoming FR; Doc Redman


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Baseball; Incoming FR; Doc Redman

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In this format, we will publish your comments and answer your questions. To submit a comment or questions, please email me at mickeyplyler@hotmail.com.


Mickey:

J There are several things crystal clear to my eyes which are

still very, very good:

1. We need a new batting coach whom understands the concept of

"protecting" the plate when a hitter has 2 strikes against him

2. Monty Lee needs a serious talking 2. He needs to explain aq he puts a guy (who has not played since late April) in the lead off position. A guy who is batting .100!!

3. his :"long ball" will not work against teams that have excellent pitching and he apparently does not understand that.

4. He needs to be told---- if we make the regionals next year we either go to the Supers or you're done at Clemson!


The guy shows me absolutely nothing and better to cut our losses as we are headed no place under

his leadership. Please be candid with your readers. You can't possibly see it any other way our can you???


J. Slater


J.Slater,

Yes, I can see it another way. I think you are way off base. He doesn’t need a serious talking 2. No one hurts more than this staff. He understands his situation more than anyone who would have this talking 2. The guy has won 40 games each year, hosted three times and won an ACC title. This team had no pitching coming into the season. This team probably overachieved against an average schedule. I completely disagree with your email. The program is in good shape. College baseball is tough to maintain. Four national seeds are out. Eight of the 16 seeds are gone. It’s a tough sport. Lee is a very good coach who has done a good job here.

Mickey,


Hope you and your family are doing well! As always, love your show and your insight into Clemson sports. I recently moved to Florida, so I try to catch the WCCP pod casts as much as I can.

I actually attended the FSU spring game this year (I live less than 3 hours away now) with a great friend of mine. I was not impressed, not sure of the reasons why, but the level of play wasn't what Im used to seeing from Florida State (I've been to several games there over the last 4 years). Maybe there incoming freshmen will be superstars, they will need them to be.

This leads me to my question, what do you see with the incoming freshmen at Clemson this summer? Any instant impact players on the horizon? I am particularly interested in your opinion of Justyn Ross's impact. Take care!


Sincerely,

KO Tiger


KO Tiger,

Thanks for the kind words. I think Ross will be a major factor, but there is not a lot of room for snaps at his spot. To me Goodrich and McMichael are two players to watch. Both are talented and they play in the secondary where there is room for a newcomer or two to make an impact.

Mickey,

A couple of things I would like your take on. First, I understand why people are on the Trevor Lawrence band wagon, I am myself. I also understand SOME of the criticism of K Bryant. He had a good completion percentage but all of his other stats from 2017 were nothing special. Don't get me wrong 12 wins, a conference championship and a beating of USC in Columbia is an excellent season, but I foresee KB losing out to TL at some point this year. My big problem is that the coaching staff seems to be criticized among our fan base because they haven't named TL the starter already. The chief complaint being that "Dabo has a loyalty problem" to the incumbent QB. Call me crazy but I think that, since I ONLY saw the spring game and not every practice, I should trust the coaching staff that has won a National Championship and brought us to national prominence once again. If Dabo says Lawrence hasn't earned yet, I believe it and I trust his judgement.


Second, We seem to be loaded at the WR spot and there is no sign of a talent shortage anytime soon. Do you see any of the receivers transferring out for lack of spots on the depth chart?


Finally, I recently relocated to the Northeast part of the country and I would like to watch some games. what is the best way to stream Clemson Football this year?


Tim


Tim,

It’s crazy to trust a coaching staff that has a national title under its belt. Why would a fan trust a successful staff? I kid.


Much like the QBs, I can see a WR wanting more playing time. The difference is that more than one wide receiver plays each game. There are more snaps to second and third team guys.


I have found ESPN 3 to be the best streaming avenue. Hope this helps.


Mickey,


So it is obvious that picking 16 seeds in the NCAA Baseball Tournament is a tough task now that we know 8 of the 16 host teams lost their regional. What do the results say about Clemson and the rest of ACC compared to the rest of the field? For me, the results say that Ray Tanner and the committee were prophetic in not seeding Clemson as a National Seed and for the right reasons. The only ACC teams to make the Super Regionals are UNC and Duke and Clemson did not play either team. I know you are not a believer that having a stronger conference makes any difference but I believe better competition builds a better team and when only 2 of 6 ACC teams won compared to 6 of 10 SEC teams, the ACC and Clemson clearly need to get better.


I had hoped that Doc Redman would take the advice of Kyle Stanley and stay in school but he chose to turn pro. Why not wait until the summer was over, see how he played and go through another US Amateur before making a decision? The question I have is did he make the decision months ago when he chose to be out of school so many weeks and play in tournaments. Now would I play in the Masters rather than sit in class, you bet, but at some point don't you have to attend class? Let's hope that he can find his game again and get in some tournaments and make some money but the road is long and rough for anyone, much a college student.


Andy


Andy,

I think Ole Miss and LSU may disagree. I think it’s easy to have hindsight when analyzing. The ACC was down this year. Virginia, Miami, GT, Wake Forest are usually better than they were this year.


Doc has a limited time to make enough money to get his tour card this year through a few sponsors exemptions. However, I think he needed to stay an amateur and get experience in the US and British Opens. But he made his mind up much earlier.

The Brad Hughes All-State Insurance Agency


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