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Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners
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Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:01 PM
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in history because he DANCED too much...Well, you be the judge...(and, Ole Spud is in the tail end of CJ's 3rd run in this clip against GT....I will never forget that ..)

https://youtu.be/MooMhKt-wKw

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:11 PM
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I replied in that thread and I definitely think CJ was a top 5. Just think what we would have done without him? With a good OL he would have shined more.

One of my comnents was A Ellington was one of the best as well but I feel like he is the most underrated of all RBs. He is better than many give credit. He had enough power but could also house. He didn't have a great cast around him either as we were getting down to our Clemsoning days then.

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Agreed

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Jan 1, 2024, 6:38 AM
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I think the same goes for Wayne Galman. Remember how out of sorts we were in the NC Stte game after they head hunted him and knocked him out the game.

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:11 PM
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Spud said:

in history because he DANCED too much...Well, you be the judge...(and, Ole Spud is in the tail end of CJ's 3rd run in this clip against GT....I will never forget that ..)

https://youtu.be/MooMhKt-wKw


Somebody is crazy. CJ was top 3, and I'm leaning to #1 after watching these clips. ETN is in there, and I've always been partial to Terry Allen - an NFL star even after multiple ACL tears.

Thanks for sharing, and I saw you in GT clip you crazy Tiger diamond.

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:13 PM
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So which 5 did they put in front of him? He has to be in the top 3.

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Just always missing key pieces in those days***

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:14 PM
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Can you imagine CJ in the DW or TL eras.....I mean, what could he have

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:24 PM
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done with a slew of receivers and a QB that could stretch the field. I mean,he had Jacoby...but not all the others...

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My Mount Rushmore

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:20 PM
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1. CJ Spiller
2. Travis Etienne
3. Banks McFadden
4. Terry Allen

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Great list. CJ and ETN are #1 and #2 and it's not even close.***


Jan 1, 2024, 10:40 AM
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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:22 PM
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I'd say a number 4 nfl pick, winning mvp in an acc championship that we lost, and a sports illustrated article 2 years ago that ranks him 2, only behind etn says otherwise.

All that said, gallman will always hold a special place in my heart for the run he made in our legendary drive.

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:26 PM
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Gallman is the second most underrated RB at Clemson. He was our best blocker from backfield of all RBs. Mafah really needs to work on his blocking, he has let Cade get killed a few times.

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:30 PM
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We certainly made out in that “Grayson Trio” deal. Not getting Kimdeechi was a blessing.

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Gallman will always be in the underated category. Another one is

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Jan 1, 2024, 6:48 AM [ in reply to Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners ]
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Ronald Williams who will always be in my top 5. He was the smoothest runner with the best cutback I have ever seen....Ronald Williams from little Ole Ninety Six...

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Gallman exceeded ALL expectations, at Clemson AND even moreso in the NFL.


Jan 1, 2024, 9:14 AM
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Him even MAKING the NFL was a huge longshot. It just goes to show that to some extent, hard work and being fundamentally sound in all aspects of the game are still valued, at least in the right situation.

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Re: Gallman exceeded ALL expectations, at Clemson AND even moreso in the NFL.


Jan 1, 2024, 10:59 AM
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Gallma did not have the raw talent that CJ and ETN had, but he made up for that by running angry all the time. Not sure that we a back that ran as hard as Wayne on every play. Basically ran like he was a linebacker which he played in high school as well.

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:23 PM
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He is my tops, but no worse than 2nd. I put him as the best though.

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:32 PM
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the epitome of the Madden quote- "if he's even he's leavin"

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:46 PM
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CJ is the best running back ever! Let him play with Trevor and Kaboom!!!

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I guaranteeeee you I said,"GONE!!" with CJ way faster and WAY more often

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Jan 1, 2024, 6:52 AM [ in reply to Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners ]
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than with any other back we have ever had. If the defensive player had a shallow angle, CJ would just run by him. And if he had a big angle, CJ would abuse him with a juke. He sent more defensive players to the ER at Prisma than anybody in Clemson history;" what we got Doc, another broken ankle?....Yup...".

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:43 PM
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He could dance when he needed to. He was something, but he would have been something on any Clemson team in the last 10 years

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:45 PM
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Was that after u fired the cannon?

And Spiller on any team we have ever had would have been the starter. You can not afford to leave him on the bench.

Ge didn't just not have a line in front if him but no tajh, no Watson, no Trevor, etc...
He didn't have a bevy of recievers to pull the defense. Nobody was looking for Hopkins, Watkins, cain, Higgins, Renfrow, Williams, etc etc...

He was the people champ. The most dynamic player on any college field he stepped on. He did things though impossible.

So yeah imho he #1.
PS i take nothing away from all the other greats everyone argues for. Id put them all at 1 if someone other than a tiger fan asked.

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Yes.***

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Dec 31, 2023, 10:58 PM
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Loved that clip but made me sad at the same time as I miss those days.

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Dec 31, 2023, 11:27 PM
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Both CJ and ETN were great Tigers, and our best two RBs ever. Any time they touched the ball it was a potential TD.

Both were great running the ball, but CJ was a much better pass receiver and also a better KR.

Hopefully, another like them will come along.

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Dec 31, 2023, 11:26 PM
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Out of 40 years of Clemson football, I can only remember three other guys as explosive:
* Sammy
* ETN
* Woody Dantzler

None were better than Spiller.

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Re: Jacoby Ford & Donnell Woolford special teams

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Dec 31, 2023, 11:43 PM
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None of the best rb’s could play punt return. Derek Hamilton the noodle was good.

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Jan 1, 2024, 12:08 AM
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Lightning!!!
I would love to have another CJ.

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Jan 1, 2024, 5:12 AM
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Dittos to that!

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I put him right behind Woody D in terms of Clemson guys

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Jan 1, 2024, 1:09 AM
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that could single-handedly win a game.

Just an amazing talent.

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Jan 1, 2024, 2:09 AM
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IMO, if CJ wasn't the best all around RB that we've ever had, he was better than the #2 RB we've had, and no doubt that when he got past the D Line, he was by far the best!!!

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Jan 1, 2024, 4:58 AM
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CJ was the best open field runner in the modern history of college football. I think his history of TD runs of over 50 yards proves the point. But football is more than broken field running.

My own ranking of Clemson backs is based on watching 55 years of Tiger runners looks like this:


1.Travis Etienne

2.CJ Spiller


3.Terry Allen


4. James Davis


5. Buddy Gore



What About Quarterbacks?


1. Trevor Lawrence
2. Deshaun Watson

3.Homer Jordan

4. Steve Fuller

5. Woody Dantzler

6. Charlie Whitehurst


I feel really blessed to have seen these 11 men play Clemson football.

Go Tigers!!

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Re: Somebody posted the other day that CJ was not one of our top 5 runners

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Jan 1, 2024, 2:48 AM
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Etienne, Spiller, Ellington, Deshaun Watson, Gallman the best runners from the Dabo Era imo.

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Jan 1, 2024, 5:17 AM
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Wow! I forgot how fast he was

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Jan 1, 2024, 6:34 AM
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Definitely top 5.

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CJ could even make a bubble screen work.***


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He was a threat to take it to the house any time that he touched the ball.

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Jan 1, 2024, 10:33 AM
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And he was not only a threat at rb, but just as lethal at catching passes and returning kickoffs and punts too.

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