Only negative I see if Ferrel, Bryant, Wilkins come back
Jan 12, 2018, 1:45 PM
Is that we will most likely have our whole starting Dline leave after next year including some backups. Wilkins, Lawrence, Bryant, Ferrell, Huggins, Robinson and Register would be gone. Ferrell and Dexter would have another yr of eligibility but highly unlikely they would stay
Re: Only negative I see if Ferrel, Bryant, Wilkins come back
Jan 12, 2018, 4:26 PM
If they all stay, our backup DL will be better than 98.8% of other teams starting DL's. Add in heavy rotation you get valuable playing time. Which means our won't miss a beat for years to come. I can't wait for next season!!
We are developing backups as well as anyone these days. Imo, a departure is an opportunity for someone to step in and surpass his predecessor. When this happens across an entire line it's a fantastic time to watch a new group make their marks on the record books.
It's also another year which gives our young coaching staff as opportunity to explore new ways to form a group which tortures our opponents. I use to fear the unknown but I've learned to love the newness of each Clemson football class.
Concerned would of been better. 7 guys just on the defensive line leaving after next season if Wilkins, Ferrell and Bryant come back. 7 players on our whole defense leaving would make you worried. I don't think we've ever had that many guys at one position group leave.