|Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:44 AM- -|
I love Clemson football and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the 11th-ranked Tigers go 2-0 with one of the best offenses in the country.
The trip to Atlanta was awesome. It was great to see a new and improved offensive line.
David BeasleyDavid Beasley
RS So. Offensive Guard
#68 6-4, 315
View Full Profile and Tyler ShatleyTyler Shatley
RS Jr. Offensive Guard
#62 6-3, 295
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Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
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Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC
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Nuk Hopkins' record setting start has also been a blast. Time and time again Nuk has impressed.
And the development of
Charone PeakeCharone Peake
So. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 200
View Full Profile , Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
So. Wide Receiver
#16 5-11, 190
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Yes, this offense has almost 1,200 yards and 78 points through two games. The pace has made this offense as much fun to watch as any I have ever seen. Watching
Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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I miss the explosion, the speed, the quickness, the acceleration, the hands, the power, the leaping ability, the ball skills and the jaw dropping athleticism.
The thing I miss the most is the anticipation of feeling the next play could be the one that makes the hair stand up on your arms.
Every time Sammy Watkins touches the football, you get the feeling that something spectacular might happen. It might be a kick-off return, a reverse, a simple screen or a long bomb, but you always get the feeling that something special is about to happen every time he touches the football.
The only other player I have ever seen at Clemson that made you feel the same way was
C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL
View Full Profile . I thought Spiller was a once in a generation player. How lucky are we that we get two of these types of athletes at our school in a small window of time?
This is the guy that scored the first time he touched the football in college. The guy that turned a simple curl route against Auburn into a long touchdown. The kind of player that called for a slant and go against a Seminole defense because he knew he could score. This is the guy that put the team on his shoulders when their backs were against the wall at Maryland. Number two is the guy that put the ACC title game out of reach with his double move.
This is the human X, O, triangle and square buttons on a Playstation 3.
This is the rare combination of size, strength, speed, athleticism, skill, hands and power.
There was not a better freshman in the country last season and I am not sure there is a better football player in America.
If you think that is an outlandish statement, I'll ask you, who would you trade him for? I can't imagine that list being very long.
Maybe Lee, Woods or Barkley at Southern Cal? Maybe Jones at Georgia? Maybe Clowney at South Carolina? Maybe or maybe not. The point is that there are not many to even consider in that conversation.
Watkins may be the most complete player in the country. What are his weaknesses? What does he have to improve upon? Who else can you say that about in college football?
This offense that has been so dynamic in the first two games now gets back its best football player. I can't help but to think that Andre Ellington gets better because Watkins adds another threat. Hopkins will benefit from less attention by the secondaries. Ford, Peake, Brown, Humphries and Bryant get less attention from defensive coordinators. Boyd adds his biggest weapon to an already strong arsenal.
I missed Sammy Watkins these past two weeks. I am so glad that I get the opportunity to see one of the most special athletes in school history play again this Saturday.
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