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Friday Email Bag

Each Friday I publish your comments and answer your questions.  To submit a comment or questions please email me at


I saw that the spring game is going to be on ESPN3. Does that mean that no local stations will be able to show it. I really don’t feel like sitting in front of my computer watching the game. For the last few years I’ve been able to catch it on FOXSS or CSS. Please don’t tell me that that’s over because ESPN calls all the shots now.




Clemson's spring game will be on tape delay in South Carolina on CSS at 7:00 PM that Saturday. Hope this helps.


I read your blog "Catalyst" today.  With one-half of the season remaining and a 17-11 record.  I think we need to get to 40 wins, although I know fewer wins can get us to the college post season. So, we need to go 23-5 in the last 28 games to get to 40 wins.




In the past 40 wins has been the key number. I think Clemson has a chance to get to 40 wins but the key will be to not drop any games against the lower competition. It starts this week with Boston College. The Tigers need a sweep this weekend. They need to sweep Maryland and Wake Forest as well. It would be beneficial to win the mid-week games against mid-majors as well. Clemson needs to take care of business against Georgia Southern, Furman, Western Carolina, Presbyterian and USC-Upstate. They have nine games remaining in the out of conference schedule so a 9-0 mark will help. They have already beaten Gardner Webb so that would be a tenth win in the second half. If the Tigers can sweep Boston College, Wake Forest and Maryland then that would be nine more wins to give them 19 in the second half. They could then go just 4-5 in the nine games against Georgia Tech, Miami and FSU and still get 40 wins.

Also a big factor is that Clemson is second in the country in strength of schedule so the RPI will be pretty good.


I haven't heard a lot about the backup quarterback spot. Who has the inside track? Will the number two guy be ahead with the starting job after Tajh leaves of will DeShawn Watson be the guy? Thanks. Tell Ryan we love him!



Thanks for the kind words on Ryan. He is doing well.

Chad KellyChad Kelly
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has more physical tools than Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
So. Quarterback
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, but Stoudt is more experienced and has held on to the number two spot so far through the spring. I think this battle will go into the fall camp though. The backup this season will get more snaps than the number three guy, so he would have an inside track going into next spring but all bets are off when Watson arrives on campus. I would ranked the quarterbacks in order of ability as Watson then Kelly then Stoudt. However, the exact opposite order is the case when it comes to experience, so it will be an interesting spring next year.


How did Jaron Blossomgame's leg injury compare to the Ware kid from Louisville? I have heard that Blossomgame is not fully recovered and it has been almost a year. Will he ever be 100%?



I don't think Blossomgame's injury was a compound fracture but you are right in that he is not 100% yet. I think there is some concern over his recovery and will continue to be until he gets back close to 100%. I am a little surprised he has not progressed more than we are told.


Why does Jack LeggettJack Leggett
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feel like he has to put on a show over at third base? It drives me crazy to watch him prance around like a ballet dancer over there at third base? His pre-game antics of diving into the pile looks childish. Has his ego gotten out of control? Its time for a change!



I know Leggett has his detractors. Some don't like his actions but the same has been said about Dabo's sideline energy. Its funny how Clemson fans don't bring up Dabo's sideline actions as much now that he has won 21 games in two years. I never heard anyone complain about Leggett's actions when he was going to the College World Series. If he wins big again then I doubt many will complain.


Any word on the women's basketball job? Thanks in advance.



Everyone I talk to about the job thinks that Audra Smith of UAB will be the next coach. I know they have to do the background checks and go through the process but I am told Smith will be the next coach unless something changes soon.

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