Swinney on Lyn-J Dixon's third-string spot: "That's just where he is"


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Dixon has five carries over two games for 37 yards and a 14-yard TD catch.
Dixon has five carries over two games for 37 yards and a 14-yard TD catch.

Sometimes the depth chart released by Clemson can come with quite the serving of salt, but there's no mistaking one part of it this week.

Lyn-J Dixon and his playing time early in the season -- or lack thereof -- has been addressed by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney already, but Swinney was asked on his call-in show Monday about Dixon being listed as third-string behind Will Shipley and Kobe Pace this week.

"That's just where he is," Swinney said. "That's just where he's earned to be right now. Kobe and Shipley have done what they needed to do on and off the field to be in that position.

"Lyn-J is hopefully gonna come on and mature a little bit and buy into what we need him to do on and off the field. If he does that, the football part will take care of itself. But it all goes together. Or at least it does here."

Swinney said that Dixon was a part of RB coach CJ Spiller's "doghouse" on Saturday, and offensive coordinator Tony Elliott addressed their relationship Monday.

“Obviously, Lyn-J has been used to me, and now he’s just getting used to Spiller. But y’all know Spiller, y’all know the character that he has and how he’s going to establish the hierarchy in that room,” Elliott said. “And any of us that are in a situation where you’ve got a chain of command, you’ve got to respect the chain of command and do things according to how the person that’s leading the room sets it. So, it’s really more accountability and communication between the two. They’re working through it. But you know our program, too. That’s what the foundation of our program is – accountability.”

Dixon has played 30 snaps so far, ranking third to Pace (44) and Shipley (42), but the senior has averaged 8.5 yards per touch of the ball this season with a touchdown (five rushes for 37 yards; 1 TD catch for 14 yards).

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spacer TNET: Swinney on Lyn-J Dixon's third-string spot: "That's just where he is"
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spacer The best 3rd string RB in College Football
bassdogmwp
spacer Yes, just like Buffalo and KC were happy
Mike28712
spacer Re: The best 3rd string RB in College Football
secgrowa
spacer Lyn-J ain’t gonna like this.***
Row86®
spacer I figured something like this would happen
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: I figured something like this would happen
SouthernTiger09
spacer Re: I figured something like this would happen
Southeasterntiger
spacer You are pretty confident about this, even though zero details have been released
Judge Keller®
spacer Yep. This site grows stranger by the day.
PeppaTiger
spacer Re: You are pretty confident about this, even though zero details have been released
reynolds357
spacer would love for this to be the last LynJ story of the year***
tigrrfan
spacer I hope Lynn keeps responding with improved playing like
tigeron®
spacer It's nothing to do with LJD's play quality and everything
Obed®
spacer This is the first I’ve heard about Spiller’s ego.
Judge Keller®
spacer Probably the first you've heard of LJD's "immaturity" too.
Obed®
spacer Re: Probably the first you've heard of LJD's "immaturity" too.
StoobTiger®
spacer Obviously he hasn't the first clue about how things are working
PeppaTiger
spacer I have eyes, ears, multiple articles on the topic, a better
Obed®
spacer Re: Probably the first you've heard of LJD's "immaturity" too.
BugEyeSprite
spacer you know this how***
Obed®
spacer And how do you know any of what you're saying?***
flyslyw
spacer LOL everything I've said is taken directly from reported
Obed®
spacer "Reported Articles" Got any links there champ?
flyslyw
spacer read the front page of this site and google "lyn-j", sport.
Obed®
spacer JLD's future is not NFL***
goclemsontigs
spacer Re: "Reported Articles" Got any links there champ?
Tigerluvr
spacer Please copy/paste these insights.
PeppaTiger
spacer glad to help.
Obed®
spacer I admire your efforts here, but most people here won’t
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: I admire your efforts here, but most people here won’t
ksarrat
spacer Conjecture doesn't equal reality.
PeppaTiger
spacer Nothing in that article mirrors the extra stuff
PeppaTiger
spacer No, it's not . . .
mrmatt
spacer Re: LOL everything I've said is taken directly from reported
Tigerluvr
spacer Re: you know this how***
Tigerman1978
spacer ^^^ This Right Here ^^^ ... entitled attitude.***
BugEyeSprite
spacer this sounds like that movie where michael j fox
henry®
spacer Re: It's nothing to do with LJD's play quality and everything
Rex123
spacer Yeah I'm not giving "grad assistant" coaching duty
Obed®
spacer Jeff Scott was a grad assistant
striperfan
spacer I'm missing your point? I'm not dismissing the position,
Obed®
spacer Yet Lyn J is the only one apparently with an issue
striperfan
spacer If Rencher is the leader in that room, it seems
Obed®
spacer Just a guess
striperfan
spacer Dude, you seem like an intelligent guy.
PeppaTiger
spacer try asking the same thing once so I don't
Obed®
spacer Let me say it again...
PeppaTiger
spacer You have to have more faith in Dabo than this.
Swarley
spacer I agree with this.
Judge Keller®
spacer He didn't say he was a bad teammate.***
PeppaTiger
spacer How many positions has Clemson gave CJ now?
MidlandsTiger87®
spacer Re: How many positions has Clemson gave CJ now?
MtJoyTiger
spacer I posted something similar yesterday.
tigerbum5
spacer Cool story bro.***
PeppaTiger
spacer LOL at that costing us the Georgia game***
TigersAndCubs®
spacer Re: It's nothing to do with LJD's play quality and everything
reynolds357
spacer this is like not running the RB in that usc game we ended up
FLTiger87
spacer Merriweather.
Obed®
spacer Another situation that is misrembered by fans
TigersAndCubs®
spacer Why did Davis get 4 straight carries given the state you’re
TigersTeeth
spacer Lyn J is not 3rd string. Do what you gotta do LJD.
feraltyger
spacer Smh…
CoolBreeze864
spacer No wonder Mellusi jetted***
Neal in NC®
spacer speaking of RB's
MidlandsTiger87®
spacer Re: speaking of RB's
CarolinaKudzu
spacer Re: TNET: Swinney on Lyn-J Dixon's third-string spot: "That's just where he is"
IRONMAN3000
spacer You were doing really well until you paged Chad Morris.
Obed®
spacer Re: TNET: Swinney on Lyn-J Dixon's third-string spot: "That's just where he is"
carolinachef
spacer CJ…..the guy who couldn’t get tough yards up the middle
Obed®
spacer Re: CJ…..the guy who couldn’t get tough yards up the middle
carolinachef
spacer I'd buy the running up the middle OL argument,
Obed®
spacer Re: I'd buy the running up the middle OL argument,
carolinachef
spacer How many times in the past 6 years has a player been
Sturgill
spacer He was a 2nd, not remotely close to ETN
striperfan
spacer Re: How many times in the past 6 years has a player been
carolinachef
spacer Lyn-J was a distant second, not a “close” second to ETN
BugEyeSprite
spacer Re: TNET: Swinney on Lyn-J Dixon's third-string spot: "That's just where he is"
Tigerluvr
spacer Re: TNET: Swinney on Lyn-J Dixon's third-string spot: "That's just where he is"
tigermandc
spacer It's good to pull this stuff when you're winning and your
stubborn_tiger®
spacer Let's see here
striperfan
spacer Gee, he's the first position coach they've had at Clemson,
Obed®
spacer Those prior 3 seasons Lyn J knew beyond a shadow of a doubt
striperfan
spacer Re: Let's see here
u2mfl
spacer He gone***
flyslyw
spacer and I wouldn't blame him a bit.***
Obed®
spacer Re: and I wouldn't blame him a bit.***
snakesup
spacer Bingo....everyone arguing in this thread seems to think
Obed®
spacer Re: Bingo....everyone arguing in this thread seems to think
carolinachef
spacer That quote is one of my favorites....lemme help you with it.
Obed®
spacer You folks pretending to know ANYTHING about what is
PeppaTiger
spacer LOL, ok Baghdad Bob. Which part of the AD building
Obed®
spacer Again
PeppaTiger
spacer Exactly, we don't know if things are being transported
cutigerbob®
spacer LOL what a moran.***
Obed®
spacer Easy there big guy
PeppaTiger
spacer I'm guessing pack mule.
classof1994®
spacer +1 Takes a big man to admit one’s shortcomings.***
NorthwestPurple®
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Calhoun2
spacer I don't love it, but this is where Dabo needs to adjust.
ATL PAW MAN®
spacer Re: I don't love it, but this is where Dabo needs to adjust.
rhettfla
spacer ummm, you looked up any of the 180 degree changes fortune
Obed®
spacer Re: ummm, you looked up any of the 180 degree changes fortune
rhettfla
spacer Oh man why didn't you say manufacturing.
Obed®
spacer Re: Oh man why didn't you say manufacturing.
rhettfla
spacer Re: I don't love it, but this is where Dabo needs to adjust.
Tigerluvr
spacer Re: I don't love it, but this is where Dabo needs to adjust.
Kletust
spacer Re: I don't love it, but this is where Dabo needs to adjust.
Furmanoid
spacer a) With Will Swinney at RB we steamroll the ACC. Why are
Obed®
spacer Re: a) With Will Swinney at RB we steamroll the ACC. Why are
Furmanoid
spacer Re: a) With Will Swinney at RB we steamroll the ACC. Why are
deroberts
spacer FINALLY SOMENE GETS IT OBED IS TAKING THIS COUNTRY
Tickle_It
spacer Re: a) With Will Swinney at RB we steamroll the ACC. Why are
Cashclem1
spacer There's zero information pointing to your "what it sounds
Obed®
spacer If true, that is a really risky and short-sighted move on their part.***
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: I don't love it, but this is where Dabo needs to adjust.
Tigerluvr
spacer What happens when we cannot run the ball
tigermanac®
spacer Lyn-J Dixon is a career backup who felt entitled to start
BugEyeSprite
spacer Re: TNET: Swinney on Lyn-J Dixon's third-string spot: "That's just where he is"
courtenayflash
spacer I think most people would take it if there was no chance
Obed®
spacer Re: I think most people would take it if there was no chance
jeffro74
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