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I don’t understand why so many ppl on here

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Sep 21, 2022, 1:33 PM
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Are so sure we are going to struggle with Wake. In my opinion they were better last year, we were much worse and we smoked them.

We have scored more in every game this year than we did in every game last year. We have blocked more punts and FGs in 3 games than we did in Pearman’s entire stint as STC.

The OL needs work for sure, but DJ has shown an incredible amount of improvement since week 1, he’s actually going through all his progressions which is something I never saw him do until Week 2 this year, and he improved again Week 3 vs week 2. Shipley seems to have gotten a little quicker at cut decisions over the past game and will continue to improve. The WR showed improvement, although it was slight.

The OL is a work in progress, but I’m not sure La Techs defense is any worse than GT, so I would say even they have improved a little.

I think we beat Wake handily, and all the nay sayers on here don’t know $hit about foozball.

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Sep 21, 2022, 1:36 PM
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This is what I’m wondering most people act defeated already. Was way more worried about Wake last year then this year. DJ is a totally different QB then last year, Ship is in absolute fire, and I believe this is the week Beaux, Williams, and Randall take over the WR room.

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Sep 21, 2022, 1:39 PM
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I think the Tigers beat Wake by 14+.

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Sep 21, 2022, 1:44 PM
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The key will be our Dline. Last year they destroyed the Wake gameplan. We have 5 sacks in three games so far (last in the conference). Our secondary needs the line to dominate. We need Davis, Bresee, Murphy, and Henry in the lineup this week. That will be the combination we had against GT and will create all kinds of problems for the delayed mesh just like last year.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:26 PM
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I agree. You can’t run a slow mesh vs our DL.

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Sep 21, 2022, 3:59 PM
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I hope you are correct. A close game and I would not be surprised if Clemson drops to sixth.
Still, 14 points is a pretty good prediction. I'll would not bet against you.

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Cautious optimism..

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Sep 21, 2022, 1:40 PM
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Home game vs Road game could be 1 factor when comparing to last year. Environment is certainly different (like the trouble we have also had at BC in the past). Just hoping for continuous improvement from game to game. From a talent perspective, shouldn't be close, and if defense plays what they are capable of playing, won't be close.

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I think we pummel them and predicted a blowout, BUT

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Sep 21, 2022, 1:43 PM
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Our offense is so erratic and inefficient, I cant fault anyone for being concerned.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:18 PM
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Obviously you know something about football. It’s really refreshing!

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:33 PM
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I played longer than just High School and coached Varsity HS. I don’t know it all, but I know enough that our coaches will be guarding against the screen in conference play and there is a reason we were giving those up in the previous games. It is absolutely true that coaches don’t show their hand until they have to. We stick to basic versions of our stronger plays and add nuances or different formations to adapt to what the opposing Defense is doing. I am a realist and not just a sunshine pumper, and I also said that I didn’t think DJ would hold onto his job. I am actually starting to get confident in him and will admit that I was wrong. I think the WRs will show continuous improvement wether it’s the young guys taking over or the veterans stepping up.

I think this big engine is just about to get steamrolling.

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Sep 21, 2022, 3:14 PM
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Here's my concern Lemon. First, agree with most of what you're saying. Although I wouldn't call someone a naysayers just because they're concerned.

My concern is we've played 3 lesser opponents and it's taken the 2nd half to pull away once the 3 opponents wore down because of lack of depth. I don't see that lack of depth in either wake or the puppies. Nor have we seen DJ play a legit p5 opponent this year. He has looked better, his accuracy has improved - all good. But I've also witnessed him get happy feet and panic in critical situations or when things broke down.

As for defense, no worries if we have most of our starters back. If we're thin like last week, wake can score. They can also limit our possessions on offense. We've gone through an incredible run of being elite. Now we have to win being really good. Just being really good, a la past Oklahoma and Mich teams makes you susceptible to upsets. That, imo, is what has most "concerned". Not a naysayer.

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Sep 21, 2022, 3:15 PM
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And no, I'm not a newbee, been going to games since early 60's.

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Sep 21, 2022, 3:44 PM
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You summed it up well “Gal” and really seem to know your football. Impressive, seriously.

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They have succumbed to doubt and fear ...

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Sep 21, 2022, 1:53 PM
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After the lackluster start last year, some folks see looming disaster with each dropped pass, each 3-and-out, each first down surrendered. Most, I'm guessing, are recent arrivals, coming in an era where everything came easy.

They see the sporadic spurts from our opening games and see doom, rather than the progress. They look into the crucible and lament the dross, rather than see the gold that is purified.

The gold is there, plain for all to see. It will shine.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:17 PM
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The secondary will be tested big time Saturday. On that you can rely, D Line needs to put the big boy britches on for this game., If Hartman has time he will pick this defense apart. We might even get to see a pick six —- or two. I’m counting on that.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:15 PM
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It's just what some Tnetters do. Even when Clemson is playing well, they post about the team losing focus or it being a "trap game". Same stuff, different year.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:20 PM
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I notice that also but this game is, in no way, a sure thing for the Good Guys. It will take a better team effort than we have seen in the first three”warmup” games. If you are a Tiger fan you are needed Saturday in Camel City!

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“Trap game”

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:21 PM
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is a dark horse candidate for one of the dumbest sayings in all of sports.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:20 PM
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Bottom line without coach V so far the D doesn’t look right . Can we make adjustments on the fly like CBV , come out and just lock a team down ?
I sure hope so and believe we do just that vs WF.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:22 PM
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I think the main concern is the defenses won't be as dominate. If you take a look at the other power five teams who have played our opponents, both have respectively done better defensively. And Ole Miss and Missouri are not exactly Georgia and Iowa on defense, which is the company we expected to share this year. I know we will have injuries, but we will still have those for this game. If Wake scores 35 points this year are you confident we still win the game?

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:25 PM
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The Vegas guys now only pick us by 7, that may have something to do with their reasoning. I don't really think about that, I'm just looking forward to the game myself, but it is a key game.

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:28 PM
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We'll be favored in every game we play this year.

Having said that, the play level is better than last year but it's not the well oiled machine we've had in the past and even some of those teams stumbled.

All it's going to take is a couple of turnovers and a couple of bad penalty calls and an ejection and we could lose to half the teams on our schedule.

Leading La Tech by 7 at the half feeds into this.

So does the defense giving up points we didn't expect and showing repeated inability to cover certain things in a game (screens in Furman and then the tight end in La Tech).

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Sep 21, 2022, 2:41 PM
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I agree.

Defensive scheming is five and take though, you have to leave an opening somewhere unless you want to do the Kevin Steele “let them get 5 yds a clip but keep them in front of you defense.”

What we have given up has not been detrimental though. We haven’t had a game yet that felt like any of the ones last year, and Dabo’s teams usually leave fans feeling like we should come out as a juggernaut because of how they finished the season before.

In reality, he starts everything over EVERY season with coaches, players, and even trainers. All of his teams have shown improvement throughout the season (with the exception of last year because injuries) but I think this team is taking bigger leaps each week compared to prior teams. We also had a lower floor on this team, but I think we can get to a really high ceiling very soon.

Go Tigers.

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Agreed.


Sep 21, 2022, 5:30 PM
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And he freely subs early to build depth. Look at how many snaps the twos and threes have gotten. You need film to coach.

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Sep 21, 2022, 4:00 PM
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all day long.

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I thought each of the last two games were dedicated to Ella.


Sep 21, 2022, 5:18 PM
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Is the Wake game dedicated to her too?

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Sep 21, 2022, 4:25 PM
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Going into the Wake game last year (game 11), the Tigers were averaging 24.4 ppg and scored 48 in the 48 - 27 victory. In 2021, after 3 games the Tigers were averaging 22 ppg and in 2022 after 3 games, averaging 41.3 ppg. Factoring in the home field +4 for Wake, the Tigers score 55 Saturday.

Final score - Tigers 55 - Wake 17.

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I agree. We match up well with the Demon Deacs.


Sep 21, 2022, 4:53 PM
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Tigers by at least two TDs.

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Sep 21, 2022, 10:43 PM
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i think we could beat wake handily - but football can be funny sometimes

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