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It's time to trust.  It's time for coaches to trust their players.  It's time for the players to trust each other.  It's time for the CU family to trust their team.  When things breakdown, you can typically find the root cause in trust.  When a coach says, I trust XXXX to be on the field, that means something.  At some point you simply have to believe and trust what everyone around you is doing and have confidence that everyone will do their job.  If we all can do that then our team is unbeatable.  If that trust breaks down in the smallest instance, then bad things will happen.  I look at my marriage and trust my wife 100% and never doubt her.  If I don't, I might as well head to the lawyer's office right now.  If the coaches, players and even the fans don't trust and believe, we have already lost.  Personally, I trust and all I read is the players and coaches trust each other.   When we put it all together, we will have the season we all want.


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I love the attitude. I love this staff and the direction this program is headed. To me the future looks very bright. I would love to trust that Gurley may fumble a few times like Herschel did in 81 but in the big picture I love where we are headed and trust this staff to lead this program. Thanks for the insightful email.



Great job on the blog. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought I remember Chad MorrisChad Morris
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stating that he planned on adding a new element to his offense every season (i.e. adding pistol formation last year). but I haven't heard about any new additions to the system this year. Maybe Morris is just holding out until the Georgia game? Have you heard anything on the subject?




I think every staff always looks to add new wrinkles. The scheme will still be the same but they will always add some things and take away others. In the end, Clemson will still be a fast paced offense that will try to utilize its best personnel. That won't change under Morris. I have not heard any of the specifics about any wrinkles this week.


I am a weekly reader of your tiger net blog and wondering what you think the Tiger D's chances of significantly slowing down Aaron Murray and Gurshall are? I honestly believe the Clemson defense will be the surprise of the game with a pass rush from Beasley, Crawford and others that frustrates Georgia, and secondary play that is much

improved over last season. The defensive tackles and linebackers cant wait to get their hands on "gurshall" I think Clemson holds Georgia to less than 4 touchdowns (30 points). Thoughts?



Georgia has perhaps the most balanced offense in the country. This kind of balance is difficult to contain because they are unpredictable. Georgia's offense has everything you look for in a great offense. It all starts up front with five returning starters on a good offensive line. They have two NFL tight ends. They are good at wide receiver but not great. The quarterback is the first QB in the history of the SEC to throw for over 3,000 yards in each of his first three seasons and the running backs are the best duo in America. Personally, I would do everything I could to stop the run. I would designate bodies to the box to do so. As the defensive coordinator, we may give up 900 yards passing but I would not let you run it on me. I do think Clemson's front seven has improved but the secondary is still a major concern. If you are right and Clemson holds UGA under 30 then I think Clemson wins.


Does South Carolina's win last night have any effect on the minds of the Tigers for Saturday's game.




I don't see how it would have any effect. I don't know of any scenario where it would have any effect.

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