Anonymous coaches break down Clemson offensive issues for ESPN


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O-line issues have been glaring at points.
O-line issues have been glaring at points.

Clemson's offensive struggles have marked a surprising 4-3 start to the season after beginning the year ranked as high as No. 2.

ESPN went to the coaching world, anonymously ($), to get a look into what's going wrong with the No. 113-ranked scoring (20.5 PPG) and No. 117-ranked total offense (321.3 YPG) this season.

"What's different this year is they don't have the skill players," one assistant coach told ESPN. "Go back and look. They had Deshaun Watson and then Trevor Lawrence at quarterback for most of their [playoff)] run, and every year they had a first-round draft pick at running back or receiver. They don't have those difference-makers at the skill positions this year."

Another coach said the number of problems on offense seem to be getting into the head of sophomore QB DJ Uiagalelei, which he added that that could be expected for a young player, while another pointed to the O-line for the biggest issue.

"It's really been glaring this year. They've had some injuries, and I think they lack some toughness up there," he said. "That's a recipe for disaster when you combine that with a first-year starter at quarterback.

"They've never recruited as well in the offensive line as some of the other positions. They've had such good skill players that it didn't matter. Plus, they're playing in a league that doesn't expose them as much in the offensive line when they're not as good."

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ClemBert®
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spacer Thanks.
Row86®
spacer And yet when they same things are said here, I see an
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spacer Exactly. Those losses should’ve been a wake up call
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spacer nope.....that's wrong
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spacer I agree that the defense was an issue at times in the past.
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spacer They aren't suggesting we had more talented teams in 2016
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spacer Doesn’t sound like a coach to me, sounds like a lazy writer
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