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Dabo is playing the long game.
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Dabo is playing the long game.

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Jan 30, 2022, 9:19 AM

In the middle of madness there will be one program left that’s true focus is academics and building men. While everyone is busy trying to pick scraps out of the portal our recruiting will elevate and we’ll get more high school talent. Trust the process. Trust Dabo.

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he should not ignore the short game***

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Jan 30, 2022, 10:21 AM



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Jan 30, 2022, 10:42 AM

I hope it works out that way. 2023 class will be critical towards our continued success.

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Jan 30, 2022, 10:47 AM

The short game is crucial to Dabo and Clemson moving ahead. By short game I define it as 2022 on field performance. That is probably the most critical thing. 2023 recruits are watching to see if Clemson is still Clemson. An off year on the tail of the staff turnover and the long game will be much compromised.

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Jan 30, 2022, 10:47 AM

As long as we can recruit well that sounds great. Next year's recruiting class will tell us a lot.

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Jan 30, 2022, 10:52 AM

100% agree. He has built a solid program with a solid foundation and will continue to do so.

Personally, I don’t feel the need to worry about shortsighted decisions made by teenagers that will never play play Clemson University.

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Jan 30, 2022, 11:30 AM

Lots of schools can play the long game. It's playing the short game with the long game that's made this program successful.

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Jan 30, 2022, 11:42 AM

Totally agree. David Shaw plays the long game. He's as outspoken and as close as Dabo is in regards to the portal and NIL. They had a good class this year and I'd love to see them really excel. One of the good guys but has been criticized and taken out of context as much as Dabo.

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correct,short game leads to long,look how fast 5*s abandoned


Jan 30, 2022, 1:09 PM

us after 2 loses

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No one "abandoned us" due to 10-3.

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Jan 30, 2022, 3:24 PM

We had 4 guys change their mind when the coach they wanted to play for decided to take a dream job somewhere else.

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Have said all along that Clemson needs to be

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Jan 30, 2022, 1:28 PM

the alternative to the portal crap. Continue focus in high school kids and development, taking only select portal guys to fill immediate needs(1-2 per yeat maybe, if any).

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Jan 30, 2022, 2:54 PM

Or, and I’m just spitballing here, we do whatever is necessary to stay one of the top 5 programs in the country.

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Jan 30, 2022, 5:12 PM

kbtiger, I agree with you, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, Tom Brady complemented been big ben this week and said big Ben took a different path but still had a #### of a career.

Time will tell, but I would not be surprised if a few years from now we look back and find that Clemson is still consistently in the top five, and we’re there because we take a different path, because of the type of guys we target and how we manage our roster.

Maybe targeting more guys like Kobe Pace and fewer guys like Demarcus Bowman. But, even this last statement has not withstood the test of time. Time will tell.

I like our chances with Dabo running the show.

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Jan 30, 2022, 1:33 PM

I heard Harvard and Yale really cared about academics. How has that worked out on the football field?

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Jan 30, 2022, 1:35 PM

The game is about 2 things and two things only.
1. Money now. NIL
2. Money in future. Ability to send me to NFL

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If we don't come up with some way...

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Jan 30, 2022, 1:48 PM

To at least appear that we have something of relevance to offer in the way of NIL, as soon as they sign, then recruiting will take a noticeable dip.

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Jan 30, 2022, 2:04 PM

Last summer Dabo mentioned that the department already had an NIL component and assistance resources. It sounds like they've anticipated this, and got an early start. What we won't see from our program though, most likely, is getting into bidding wars over recruits, and I am absolutely fine with that. I don't believe that is the path to the consistent on field success necessary to win championships in this sport.

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Jan 30, 2022, 5:37 PM

I bieve you are wrong. The college game is now identical in concept to the NFL. Money talks and Bravo Sierra walks. It is now that simple.

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Jan 30, 2022, 5:53 PM

I'm totally okay with kids earning money while in college playing sports. In football though there are just too many positions and moving parts and the need for cohesion at all times to believe that you can buy a bunch of kids fresh out of high school to deliver the goods.

Admittedly though, QBs are a wild card. The right QB is a third of a winning program, so NIL and "free agency" style at that position could upset some of the more natural flow of things.

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Jan 30, 2022, 5:13 PM

Wrong. The game is about people and Dabo knows it.

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Jan 30, 2022, 2:46 PM

Yes; trust Almighty Dabo.

Are you honestly still stuck on building students & men?

It’s not the focus; it’s never been the focus.

It’s a business with tax-exempt status. Like religion.

It was a convenient recruiting pitch to build students & men.

Clemson lost that battle.

Adapt or die.

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Clueless...***

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Jan 30, 2022, 3:00 PM

Do you think Dabo will still be here in 5 years with his current philosophies of building students and men if we only win 6 games a year? Do you think he would still be here if he hadn’t won big?

It’s all about winning and if you think otherwise you are very naive. Now that the bar has been raised Dabo is going to have to keep winning big or the other aspects of his program will just be ignored.

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Dabo is not going anywhere. Clemson is home. Dabo will use

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Jan 30, 2022, 3:17 PM

the NIL to the best of our ability.

Shoot, just look how easy it was over this weekend to show these young men how great a place our University is and how great our football program has been for years . We have made it to the final CFP game five times, winning two games against Bama. The 2019 CFP Title game was the largest Bama lose as Clemson beat Bama 44-16.

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Jan 30, 2022, 3:52 PM

Incredibly tough sledding against the likes of UMASS & GATech. ??

Glad the $200m in facilities overwhelmed a bunch of legacy 3*’s.

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This post shows your SEC homoism...***

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Jan 30, 2022, 5:16 PM

Do you think Dabo will still be here in 5 years with his current philosophies of building students and men if we win 10 or more games a year?

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Jan 30, 2022, 4:03 PM

Such a good point! Thank you for your depth of thought.

Keep drinking that Koolaid. ??

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We will have a Top-5 D in the country this year... It's all

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Jan 30, 2022, 4:33 PM

about the maturation of the OLs and the QB... If that happens favorably, we'll be playing for a another National Championship. Please mark this and get back with me.

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Jan 30, 2022, 6:15 PM

If we don’t, will you delete your account? I will if we do.

I’ll even spot you a year. You sound confident.

Let’s make it happen.

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Jan 31, 2022, 8:02 AM

Do we have a deal?

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Jan 30, 2022, 2:59 PM



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Jan 30, 2022, 2:51 PM

?????

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Jan 30, 2022, 4:39 PM

I hope you are correct. It's hard for people to turn down money. You might be able to get some top players without paying them but I'm afraid not enough.

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Nice!


Jan 30, 2022, 7:06 PM

https://twitter.com/BoardGeniuses/status/1487810089306230787?t=uu9Yo0p_sNhmDdRkHtRWTQ&s=19

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Hmmm… they didn’t specify what they thought was wrong about it.***


Jan 30, 2022, 7:12 PM



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Yep. I’ve been saying this all along.


Jan 30, 2022, 7:11 PM

He’s not gonna just follow the crowd to the junkyard.

He’s going to continue doing things the right way, and will continue to win.

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Jan 30, 2022, 7:20 PM

Horsehocky...

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