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TNET: Swinney says better days are ahead, adversity will make his program stronger

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Oct 24, 2021, 7:06 PM

 
Swinney says better days are ahead, adversity will make his program stronger

Injuries, critical penalties, and mistakes at inopportune times have cost Clemson in a big way this season, but head coach Dabo Swinney is looking ahead to better days and says that winners learn from times of adversity. Full Story »


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Hard times make tough people

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Oct 24, 2021, 7:15 PM

Hope this season pays off down the line and we go on another magical 13 year run with a few more national championships added to the trophy case.

Wishful thinking for now but hope we can build some momentum to go into the off-season feeling better than worse about how things have been.

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Oct 24, 2021, 7:20 PM

I had to double check the date on this. Sounds awfully similar to the past few weeks.

I’ve been one of Dabo and staff’s biggest defenders on here, but this kind of makes me a little concerned. I mean either he’s like the Wizard of Oz and working things behind the curtain that we just aren’t seeing or there’s a serious disconnect going on. When your OC is strongly implying that he’s being overridden on critical play calls and then the coach says there were some “bad calls,” that just doesn’t add up.

I will continue to support and give benefit of the doubt but it really would be nice to see some acknowledgement of what’s actually happening and what might be done to correct it. A lot of people want to know and being just vague makes people just expect more of the same going forward.

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Oct 24, 2021, 7:28 PM

Dabo has such a sharp mind and recollection of the past while focusing on the future. He has my Support 100 %. Injuries have been devastating. Don’t understand why DJ did not run at all v. UGA, and why we haven’t given him a look from the sidelines until yesterday. Here’s to finishing strong with the team that is left.

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Oct 24, 2021, 8:24 PM

Dear CUGrad80,

DJ didn't run vs. UGA because he had not yet been coached extensively to do so. Since UGA, he has been coached to run (something that he didn't do in HS) and is getting better. (A long ways from 'perfect' ... witness his fumble which A.Ajou recovered [shortly before his awful shovel pass pick-6]).

Go Tigers!

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Oct 24, 2021, 9:21 PM

One of our glaring injuries is Spector - not listed on the above list. He was primed to have a breakout year in the slot. Still think they need to at least give stellato some reps there. If he's as good as his tape, he won't be here but 3 years. Why waste a year on redshirt. Imho, redshirts are a thing of the past. Perhaps reserved for oline only.

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Oct 25, 2021, 10:04 AM

Dear Remember the Danny boy,

Not so. We are running the same offense from last year and the years before and the QB runs. The only thing that's changed is execution. The QB isn't fast and the WRs drop passes and the OL still isn't blocking.

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Oct 24, 2021, 7:29 PM

A lot of those injuries are on the offense because the defense can't pick shut out.......call a spade a spade

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Love some Dabo but unsure God loves Clemson more


Oct 24, 2021, 8:31 PM

than the other teams on our schedule who also experience adversity.

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Oct 24, 2021, 8:47 PM

Right now the only losses CU doesn't need to endure are Dabo and BV. I'm encouraged to see that Dabo is talking about things years into the future. I'm as frustrated as the next guy, but I'm betting that I've also been a Tiger for longer than many of those who post on Tigernet. I'm a '67 graduate of a father who graduated in '43, and taught me to love Clemson before I could spell it. I was a Tiger when Frank Howard had outstanding teams and when they were not very good. I went to GA Tech for 5 football season, and we lost every year I went. I've lived through Hatfield and West, and an unfair probationary period. I enjoyed the short tenue of Danny Ford, the misery that followed, the hope of Tommy Bowden and now the what I consider the greatest years in Clemson history, with Dabo. I'm as frustrated as any fan with the level of play that we are seeing this year, but a good friend, a VA Tech grad, reminded me this morning that the players and coaches are doing their best. They don't go out on the field saying, "Let's see what we can do to lose today." I have no idea how these student athletes do what they do - going to classes, going to practices, missing days while on the road, recovering from bumps, bruises, and injuries, then going out and playing the next weekend. Goodness knows, it was all I could do to go to class and study enough to pass with a mediocre GPA. I understand that the coaches are generously paid and that with NIL some of the students will now see some significant income. If you don't like that then don't join IPTAY, don't go to the games or watch them on TV, and don't buy what the players are endorsing, because without that income those salaries are not possible. But before anyone throws stones at these coaches I suggest they try being in charge of some 125 18-22 year old males, spending long hours coaching, recruiting, game planning, appeasing alumni and fans, and whatever else takes up about 16-18 hours of their days. Not to mention the unbearable pressure to win, win, win. I'm tired of the snide comments about how this team and its coaches are screwing things up. I didn't play football, but I still play doubles tennis, and I can assure you, I don't go out to the courts and say, "Let me see what I can do to help my partner and me lose?" If he or I double fault or make a bad shot, I know it was not on purpose. So when DJ misses a throw, a receiver drops a pass right in his bread basket, a runner fumbles the ball or misses a hole, a blocker misses a block or a tackler misses a tackle, I feel certain it was not done on purpose. And if the coach calls the wrong play for the offense or the wrong set for the defense, it was not intentional. I am confident that we can get through this rough spot. I would love to be in the valley this weekend to welcome the Tigers back home and, hopefully, to cheer for their success in kicking the butts of an FSU opponent who for years was our nemesis. BTW, I was there, almost in the end zone, for the famous punt rooskie. Talking about bad days! Surpassed only by the last game I attended with my father, GA Tech again, when we lost at the last minute on a TD in the end zone, in front of us. Join me in staying behind our coaches and players and being All In, even when it's not as much fun as it was in recent years. These are still our Tigers - for the real Tiger Fans, they always will be. GO TIGERS - BEAT FSU. Lets take it one game at a time until the big one in Columbia.

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Oct 24, 2021, 9:45 PM

Well said, sir.

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Oct 24, 2021, 10:34 PM

^^^ perspective ^^^

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Oct 25, 2021, 6:10 AM

Well said. My Tiger obsession began in 1967 when I went to my first game in the real DV. Been all in before it was a thing. There have been a lot of highs & lows along the way. Last 10 years have been incredible and I have no doubt we will see the mountain top again, sooner rather than later. This year could be a back breaker or a character builder. I choose to believe the latter. As Dabo said, “ the best is yet to come”, and I believe that. We have work to do and we will get it done! No room for doubt. Learn the lessons this season is teaching us and move forward. GO TIGERS!

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Oct 24, 2021, 11:51 PM

This is really the story of Clemson returning to the pack like a bike rider who breaks out early in the race and then finds riders approaching and then passing as the race continues. Dabo's pressers are devoid of specifics on transforming a woeful offense, and it is not surprising the defense, with so much pressure to perform, is beginning to falter. When it comes to the team's current inadequacies, Dabo needs to begin talking like a coach instead of a preacher. Thanks to Dabo, the fanbase has become addicted to success, and focus on the virtues of setback won't be satisfying.

Hot shot high school players will not rush to a sinking program. We have begun to see 2022 4 and 5 stars with Clemson on their list choosing other schools. That trend will accelerate as Clemson will no longer be automatic for the ACC Championship and a possible BCS appearance. All in all, we'll be good but not great, and Dabo will look back in 10 years and know he should have moved on at the end of last season.

Momentum is the wind at your back when things are breaking for you. When they aren't, lost momentum is very difficult to regain. That is where we are, sad to say, and Clemson football (relative to the recent past) is heading into a darker period that will linger.

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Oct 25, 2021, 10:10 AM

Clemson won 2 national titles under Dabo with less than top recruiting classes. We will still sign a good to great class in spite of all the #### whining on this #### site.
Checking out 247, Clemson still has the 10th ranked class in the country which is every bit as good as the ones signed in the past with D Watson and that time period.

The sky is falling in all of your worlds, but the success will continue at Clemson for years to come if Dabo sticks around. No period in history has been like the past few years under Dabo and yet the crying continues. Thankfully, recruits are a lot smarter than some of you.

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Oct 25, 2021, 8:24 AM

What he means is it cant get any worse,

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Oct 25, 2021, 10:12 AM

It actually could be worse. Tommy Bowden could still be in charge and the word 'Clemsoning' could still be around. Dabo deleted that term from the urban dictionary for all of us and yet most of you have turned on him because of one season.

Of course, if Saban had 3 losses in a season the same thing would happen there.

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