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I will admit that there are many thousands of things that I do not understand and in the past few days, I have added a couple more.   Ok, if Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 231
Dublin, OH

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cannot throw or run like Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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 and the playbook was not opened up did Dabo and Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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just phone in the Georgia game and hope that Watson would be ready later in the year?   Stoudt has been in the system as long as Morris has been at Clemson so I can't imagine there is anything he has not seen so if he was good enough to start why would the offense be limited?.   Very confusing and of course your answer will be a question and that is do you want to give a true freshman his first snap between the hedges and my reply would be, why not?

The second confusing thing is probably the hot topic of the week and that is the unbelievable NCAA targeting rule.   Without a doubt, holding of some kind could be called on every play and thank goodness it is not.   After the game at Wake and watching many games Saturday, it appears targeting could called several times each game.    I saw at least 3 or 4 plays Saturday that appeared to be much worse than the Robert SmithRobert Smith
Sr. Safety
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St. George, SC

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play especially the Texas A&M play that was reversed.   It appears the difference is that the Wake player was hurt and the other players were not.   Confusing and sad.



I think Stoudt played well in the first half against Georgia but in my opinion he was shell shocked in the second half. Also I am not sure he recovered from the second half in Athens. I personally think he saw Watson getting better and started to put pressure on himself. I think the staff knew he had limitations but I also think they expected more from him. Finally, I don't think they knew Watson would be this good this soon.

I agree on the targeting calls. I was at the game and the official was not going to throw a flag but he was on the Wake sideline and he threw the flag late. It was a bad call but I am more disappointed that the replay judge upheld the call and thus the suspension. I don't like the suspensions and would love to see the rule change.


I assume Ticket Monster IS legit, but do you know why they have endzone tickets for Row 36 when interactive maps show Row 35 as the last row?Map could be wrong. Or perhaps a General Admission area behind the endzone? Looking to get 2 tickets for me and son – info on any other resources to obtain through Clemson fans appreciated -




I have never heard of Ticket Monster. You can go to Tech's official site and they have a few thousand available at $50 which is less than face value of $75. Also there will be plenty of tickets available at the box office or through scalpers Saturday. I wouldn't anticipate any problems getting tickets at the game and would trust that more than a second hand website. Hope this helps.

Mickey love the show.Had to walk into work this morning and missed you guys talking about Clemson commits who could move up a star. DB out of Maryland and who were the two others?

Also are they any guys on the shrine bowl rosters that Clemson could land?

Taking my son up to see the shrine bowl game

Love the show



Paul Strelow said Deon Cain could jump to a five star rating if he shows out at the Army All-American game. He also said Tanner Muse could impress enough at the Shrine Bowl to jump up. Paul said that Van Smith did not make the Shrine Bowl team because he didn't go to the Shirne Bowl combines but he could also move up.

At this point I don't see Clemson moving on any Shrine Bowlers due to scholarship limitations but you never say never.


Love the blog and the information. I don't understand why Coaches Swinney and Morris said Watson was ready to play in the Wake Forest game and they would have no qualms using him in a close game, but with the score tied in the fourth quarter and Stoudt playing gamely but clearly injured, they had Schuessler not Deshaun warming up. Any insight is much appreciated. We all know that would have been a devastating loss.

Thanks again,

California Tiger

California Tiger,

Coach Swinney said after the game that they felt the Tigers were still on control of the game. He said they never felt like they were in jeopardy of losing to Wake. I am not sure if I agree with that, but that was what they were feeling.

Hey Mickey. Enjoy the show.

Got a few questions I'm was wondering about. In the NFL which players have the ear pieces for communication an will you ever see that come down to college if it already hasn't an if so why hasn't it already or will the NCAA not allow it?

Jumping to the new class of players coming in 2015. Does Kelly Bryant redshirt or Tucker Israel? Seems to think TI will before KB.

I've prepared myself for this game all wk an I'm worried about stopping the run on the outsides that seems to be the weak spot with teams being able to run outside. I really hope this team will show back up like they can. It was obvious they just gave up a lot last wk in the first half an that can't happen sat. I hope D Wat being back will sparks this team.




I think money may be a reason. I am not sure how expensive it is and how many schools can afford it. Maybe it is not as bad as I think and maybe it will make its way down to the college game.

I think the staff would love to redshirt both quarterbacks. If Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
RS So. Quarterback
#12 6-3, 195
Grayson, GA

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can take over the back up role, maybe they can afford to redshirt both.

Tech feels like they have an advantage on the perimeter and I think they will try to get to the edge because they will have a hard time against the interior defensive line. I think Watson is ready to get this offense moving again.

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