They go hand in hand. We have issues with both... and those issues have been getting worse. OL is a glaring weakness now. It may be time to make a change. There’s no reason for a program that’s had the success Clemson has experienced in recent years to field such a pyss poor OL.
Re: lol, you do realize the experience gap between CU and ND’s
Nov 28, 2020, 8:13 AM
Some need to read this post several times. I would add one thing to it, per Dabo. We haven't had the depth we usually have. We were doing good in our early games trying to get some rotation. Kinda got sidetracked with Trevor pos.
Personally, I think they did pretty darn good against ND and BC. BC is a good team. The starters had to play every snap... That's #### hard 2 do.
Added note on ND. They had 2 oline out. Center and Rt Grd. Uncheat actually made book uncomfortable quite a few times given the fact unc D this year. We good.
While I agree that OL play has room for improvement, comparing BC and ND run blocking to ours is apples and oranges. Many of our Run Plays are RPOs where decisions have to made pre and post snap about whether to run or throw. BC and ND don’t run a lot of RPO. ND lines up with between 1 and 3 tight ends on every play.
The OL group we have is good at pass pro and not good right now at run blocking- if you had to pick one or the other in the Clemson offense this is what you would choose.
I agree. It would be nice to have a better line, but as pointed out above we are very young this year. As you point out, we don't play a type of game to line up and blow people off the ball these days. Two years ago there were constant complaints, and then the line showed out in the National Championship game. Even then they didn't push Alabama around, but they kept Trevor's jersey clean, and opened holes when they needed to.
So many people have talked about how well DJ played with Trevor out, and they are right, but he doesn't run the read option or RPO's as well as Lawrence. I look for the running game to get a boost today, now that the playbook is opened back up and the line has had some rest.
Based on the talent that has signed and in their first year, we should feel pretty good about the future of the Oline, we knew this year that they would be the weak link and they are...last year it was the d line and we worked around it so stick to the plan that has been working for 10 years