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Hope you and family are well Mickey. It is only a “possible negative” because our Coach sounds like most politicians in suggesting that “the common folk” not believe their lying eyes. I was there Saturday well after Cole was done and I don’t recall anyone booing him, though there clearly were loud cheers for Watson – which were well deserved. Yes, Cole threw for 302 yards, but 60 plus came on one forward pitch and I would not be surprised if another 40 plus came on the same. Yes, Watson will benefit from those throws as well, just as Tajh did, but Cole should have had at least 2 picks, including a near identical throw he could not make that Watson was able to deliver to the TE down the sideline, just over the DBs reach.  Unsure how durable Watson will be, but I cannot recall any Clemson QB, including the original #4, having a better looking arm and throwing motion. So fluid. Unsure how large his hands are, but I would suspect VERY large with how gracefully he can flick his wrist and spin out balls that our receivers clearly have an easier time catching. And he certainly appears to be a greater running threat. Oh well, good dilemma to have, but I hate that the Coaches will likely leave our most lethal weapon on the bench until it is much too late at FSU, just as they did in Athens. Maybe they and Stoudt will prove me wrong and I hope so, but I have little confidence that the best we have seen out of Cole thus far in his career will  be enough to knock off the defending champs at home. Would be nice to have the opportunity to learn whether Watson’s best COULD be enough –but I doubt we will be so lucky.

Best wishes,



I did not hear any booing. I also have not read or heard anyone bashing Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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. If they did then it would be news to me. I don't understand the idea of having to defend someone that is not being attacked. What I did hear was a loud cheer every time Watson came into the game. It was clearly a different energy level on the field and in the stands when Watson was in the game. Like you, I am very interested to see how the snaps will be divided moving forward.


I live in the Triad area in North Carolina.  I look to websites like TigerNet and TCI for my Clemson updates.  I was disappointed this morning to read an article on Greensboro's News & Record website about a lawsuit regarding a hazing incident and Clemson's women's soccer team.

I expect TigerNet to tell us the good and the bad.  Have I just missed the boat on this story or is it not being reported in the upstate?

Thanks and Go Tigers,



The story just became public this week. I know nothing about the details. I have never heard of the girl and never heard anything about her claims. The reason you haven't heard more is because its women's soccer. I hope no one was seriously injured and look forward to learning al of the facts but I doubt you will hear a lot from either side.


I have now listened to both games this season on the radio, and I am extremely disappointed.  

Clemson’s radio broadcast team has a rich history.  I remember games being called by the great Jim Phillips and then more recently Pete Yanity.  Both were true professionals with different styles.  Both represented Clemson football to thousands of fans.

I am upset, and I’ve talked with others who are as well, with  Mr. Radavich’s releasing Pete Yanity especially since he did not seek to replace Pete with an experienced top caliber broadcaster.  Our radio broadcasts are now more amateur that South Carolina’s, and we have gone from having one of the top football radio broadcasts in college, to MAYBE an average high school football broadcast! 

Pete Yanity had a good radio voice and was polished, professional, and descriptive.  So far Don Munson has been none of the above.  Pete was naturally gifted with a better voice than Don.  He just does not have a good voice for radio.  

Pete was polished.  Don is not.  If I were an advertiser, I wouldn’t advertise on that broadcast because Don is continually messing up the ads.  At one point last week against SC State, he was doing a commercial for a security business and he said, “….security you can’NT trust.”   Really?!   

Pete was professional and in control.  Don hasn’t been either.  In fact, at times he makes it sound like just some good old boys hanging out around the TV.  I am sure that that is NOT how Clemson university would prefer to be represented on the radio. 

Pete was descriptive. Don hasn’t been very good.  There are many times that we the listeners are at a loss for where the ball is or who made the play etc.  He says, “He throws incomplete”, and then a few plays later, he says, “He throws AND complete”  It is very hard for us the listeners to know whether the ball is even completed or not.

Don Munson is a great tiger and probably a great guy, but he is NOT a good radio broadcaster. Even if he were to improve in some of these areas, he does not possess the voice or the demeanor that is needed to be the voice of our Tigers.  I think that the fans who listen to games on the radio deserve a better listening experience.  It has taken a lot of the fun out of game day for me and many others like me.  We want our voice heard by Clemson’s administration.  Does Clemson have an email address for this kind of issue?

I’m sorry for the long email, but it just took a lot to say it all.

Thanks & Go Tigers!



This is hard for me to comment on because I have not heard the broadcasts. Also I like Pete and Don personally. To answer your question, Dan RadakovichDan Radakovich
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I was just wondering, no one has talked about the horrible offensive line play the last two weeks nor the terrible job Leggett (18) has done blocking. I saw a play this week where both the left tackle and guard let men in their face thru and it wasn't a screen play. It seems like someone missed an assignment almost every play. Leggett's blocking has been terrible. He wouldn't be on the field if he didn't become a better blocker if I was the coach.



I think the blocking of the tight ends and wide receivers has been an issue in both games. I have seen a lot of missed blocks on the perimeter. It is easy to see it when they miss out there but I know the staff is concerned as well.

Hi Mickey,

I thought you made a real good point. We lack a really good RB and Watson is just a better runner than Stoudt. It is all about matchups. Watson is a tougher matchup because our O-line might not be great and Watson can run better.

Cannot believe SC State scored a TD on a fumble (aarrgghh).



I will be very interested to se how this quarterback race evolves. I think Watson is too good to waste with only four series per game.

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