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TNET: DJ Uiagalelei slimming down for more agility

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Feb 2, 2022, 6:27 PM

 
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Feb 2, 2022, 6:35 PM

I hope he improves 150% over the off season & turns out to be an incredible QB. Pittsburg QB Kenny Pickett wax horrible for a couple years but turned it around so let’s hope & have faith for a miracle!

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:36 AM

Yes sir, I think that all of us are hoping to see the best DJ back on the field in 2022. The DJ that we saw behind center in 2021, he wasn't anything close to the DJ that we saw in the two full games that we saw him play in 2020 when Trevor was out recovering from covid 19 injury. The 2020 DJ that we saw, we can win the big games with, and I believe that he must lose some weight to get back to that 2020 DJ Uiagalelei....


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Feb 3, 2022, 12:00 PM

Agree! If DJ5 does not step it up substantially, he could become a back-up. He must execute in 2022!
Clemson will have three (3) Five Star QB's on the roster.
Cade is on campus as a Freshman and Hunter Johnson as a 6th year Senior!
Plus the other good QB's on roster. DJ will not be able to struggle through the season this year.

I wish DJ all the best, but he really has to live up to expectations this year, or be replaced.

Go Tigers, Wreck Tech!

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Feb 7, 2022, 11:59 PM

Sounds like someone didn’t see any of Hunter Johnson’s snaps at Northwestern. :)

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10 lbs isn't nearly enough, but you gotta start somewhere***

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Feb 2, 2022, 9:21 PM

10 lbs x 2.5 is more like it.

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:16 PM

Yes I told friends last season he is too thick. Obvious he had put on weight. You could see it in his speed. If you go back and watch the games with BC and Norte Dame you can see a difference.

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Feb 2, 2022, 6:38 PM

Hoping DJ has a phenomenal year in 2022.

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####, that just dawned on them. I could

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Feb 2, 2022, 6:55 PM

Tell he was overweight for playing qb the minute I saw him last August. That's what gets me. This is on the coaches. They should have seen to it that he made playing weight or benched his ###.

Now, I'm going get a couple of chocolate chip cookies for something sweet to follow this fried chicken I just had.

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Feb 2, 2022, 7:04 PM

Gotta lay off those chocolate shakes.

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Feb 2, 2022, 7:39 PM

I had a biology class in Mauldin Hall and it was a 2 pm class. This stands out because I bought a chocolate milkshake every day. Ah youth.

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Feb 2, 2022, 7:40 PM

Or was that Adams Hall?

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Feb 3, 2022, 9:27 AM

Might be showing my age, but when I was there, it was either in P&A or Newman, whichever one had the large auditorium; fairly sure it was P&A. I recall getting a peach shake before every Agronomy lecture. Good times...bad habits.

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:51 PM

P&A in the 80’s. Did you by chance have Dr. Martini? If so do you know the answer to the $100 question?

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:35 AM

Milkshakes were in that building. Dangerous

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Feb 3, 2022, 12:52 PM

In the 70s and 80s the milkshakes were sold in the lobby of Newman Hall. It is connected to the P&A building (Poole Ag Center) by a breezeway so a lot of people thought they were one and the same. Milkshakes along with ice cream in cones and cups and sundaes, etc are now sold in the 55 Exchange in the Hendrix Student Center. The ice cream is still made by students and students staff the 55 Exchange.

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:55 PM

You are correct. To think I went there all those years and didn’t know that was Newman. I always called it P&A. But I knew it was across the breezeway in a different building.

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Feb 4, 2022, 9:11 AM

I worked in the creamery in Newman as a student. It was a larger operation than now. But the students do still make the ice cream and operate the 55 Exchange store with some assistance from one staff advisor and one faculty member who stay pretty much in the background.

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Feb 3, 2022, 7:27 AM

Bojangles

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:57 AM

I hear ya, those Wendy's chocolate/vanilla frosty mixed have been finding it's way into my vehicle a lot of late. And it don't help any, that they're located in the exact same area of the food lion that I use.:(

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Feb 2, 2022, 7:31 PM

Bench him to play which other QB?

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Feb 2, 2022, 8:17 PM

I'll ditto what unfinished_sentenc said: What other QB was going to play in place of DJU?

Now some more: The Clemson coaches would have to be A_ _. H_ L_S. to publicly bash any player.

Fortunately, Clemson coaches are classy guys and won't make those kinds of childish and counterproductive public statements.

I'm betting (as another poster also mentioned in this thread) that with better health, better WR play, improved RB play (including better blocking from the RBs) and the threat of a good running game to keep the defenses off balance, and a much better overall OL performance, DJU will have a terrific year.

But losing a dozen lbs. (or two) can only help things for DJU further.

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:11 AM

That could be a Jeopardy show stopper. He was a quality backup QB behind DJ Uiagalelei at Clemson in season 2021 ;)

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Feb 3, 2022, 2:33 PM

You were so accurate about him this year. lol. Of course I believe you.

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Make sure you get a Diet Coke...just to balance it out***

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:11 AM

Diet Pepsi ;)

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:43 PM

There was Steven King short story where the main character was trapped and had to eat himself.

That is what you were referring to, right?

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Feb 2, 2022, 7:34 PM

DJ will have to be the most improved college player in the country in 2022 to hold on to the starting QB position. Mobility, accuracy and ability to audible and lead the Offense on the field are big issues.

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Feb 2, 2022, 7:38 PM

He will be healthy, lighter,with a better OL, better WR's who are healthy, more experience at RB, and more experience himself. I would be surprised if he weren't way better.

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Feb 2, 2022, 8:23 PM

Just think what a great season awaits the Tigers IF DJ can be the QB we all want him to be. This team should be loaded With support players so it’s all up to the QB to get the job done.

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Feb 2, 2022, 8:55 PM

As is a healthy WR corp. Not that this was the overall issue, but it sure hurt. Really pulling for DJ.

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You are thinking of Rattler. Gamecock board that way>>>>ame way as Kelly Bryant.***

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Feb 3, 2022, 12:21 PM

I have been saying the same thing for months(after Cade committed). That's why I said dju should stock up on his Dr pepper. (A la Fansville punter). His weight loss program has nothing to do with his inability to spontaneously read a formation, route coverage, or rpo. He is a robot out there and that is one tough habit to change. Good luck to him with or without the Tigers.

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Feb 2, 2022, 10:11 PM

I'm looking forward to it also, funny the haters^^^^ up there had no issue with his weight preseason last year. Isn't that kinda funny? They thought it was an asset.

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:17 AM

Agree that, an over weight non verbal QB without leadership abilities wouldn't be very hard to replace. The biggest problem last season was, there was nobody behind DJ that could have beat him out!!!

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Feb 2, 2022, 7:34 PM

He was the heaviest back of the field.

He needs to lose about 30 lbs.

That may help is mobility.

He!!, last season a snail could outrun him!!!

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He had concrete shoes last season...dadgum Nike, blame them***

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Feb 2, 2022, 8:23 PM

Great to hear, always thought his problems last year were 100% mental we know he is talented as all get out. He went through a lot of off the field stuff then had all kinds of “fans” telling him constantly how bad he sucked when he’s just a kid. But sounds like he is focused to come back stronger then ever, if he ups his agility while keeping some muscle he will be unstoppable

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Exactly. His physical attributes weren’t the problem.

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Feb 3, 2022, 12:58 AM

The mental part of his game is what is holding him back - severely. It seemed as though he could not read defenses, had no pocket presence, could not anticipate routes by WRs… and then, obviously, his confidence tanked. I’d like him to develop more leadership skills as well. Trevor would get pist off and make you pay. I haven’t seen that from DJ except maybe 2 or 3 times.

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Feb 3, 2022, 4:23 AM

I don’t post a whole lot, but I think you are correct in your assessment. DJ’s performance was way off due to off-field issue than anything else. Yeah, issues like, W/R, OL and RB pass protection, his injuries and his weight were big factors; but for a 19-20 year old, his parents’ deteriorating relationship was bigger. He fought through a lot of issues, and held it together. IMHO, I think we are going to see a DJ playing more instinctively with more confidence.

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Feb 2, 2022, 8:56 PM

Yeah I thought he was a slow runner so losing weight will help but he needs to make more decisive decisions. I am hoping he has a better year.

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Thinking of DJU lots and hoping for his speedy recovery***

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god some of you are just weird.***

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Keep working DJ! Best wishes and get well!***

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Not exaggerating. He needs to lose about 60-70 lbs

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Feb 2, 2022, 10:30 PM

And he’d still be 220.

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Feb 2, 2022, 11:07 PM

The article said he has already lost 10 lbs after the coaches challenged him to lose some weight so he’s off to a good start. At his age it’s easy to lose weight but pleasing all the fans will be harder.

I think playing some no huddle 7 on 7 over the summer might help his decisions &help him work through his reads.

If the game would slow down for him mentally he has tremendous talent to run, pass or audible under the gun.

If he & his WR’s would work together on the same page we could be the best team in the country.

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:57 AM

I whole heartedly don't agree with 60-70 lbs bc, a college level D-1 QB should weigh anywhere close 215-230 lbs depending on height, and bone structure as in being big boned or not. This is a guess, but I'm guessing that DJ weighed last playing season around 260-270 pounds. At 270, he should lose at least 40 lbs, and at 260, probably 30 lbs bc he is 6'5", and he is a big boned kid!!!!!

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Feb 3, 2022, 12:12 AM

About 20 lbs would be ideal I'm thinking, getting down to around 235 or so. That still gives him enough bulk to push the pile if need be, but allow him to be a step quicker. That was the problem imo, his quickness and first step were slothful. We shall see; genetics are not exactly his ally.
Now, as for the staring receivers down, that's on Streeter and Tajh to work on.

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Feb 3, 2022, 9:30 AM

That's what i was thinking 230-235 would be ideal with his frame. He was never really a runner anyway. But this offense needs him to be mobile. I don't need him running 20 times a game. Just be able to move in the pocket.. use his legs if things break down. That would help the offense out tremendously. Just the threat of him pulling it down and getting some yards on a broken play would have been money last season.

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Feb 4, 2022, 2:00 PM

DJ came in to Clemson at 245#'s in 2020
last years 2021 weigh in just said under 250#'s
So around 220#'s would be about right

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Feb 3, 2022, 8:32 AM

Love seeing DJ putting in the work. I really hope this kid silences the doubters. I don't think I've rooted for someone's individual success this much.

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Feb 3, 2022, 9:54 AM

weight loss doesn’t improve throwing accuracy last time I checked. QB position going to be a great competition….the best guy will start.

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I hope he slims down his locking on to one receiver per play,


Feb 3, 2022, 11:10 AM

and fattens up his pocket presence.

I want him to do well, but we have other options now.

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Competition is always a good thing...

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:13 AM

DJ knows that if he doesn't perform this year there are "as good" or better options in the QB room - that wasn't really the case last year....

Additionally, DJ has probably realized that he can't afford another year like last year if he wants to keep his NFL aspirations alive.

I really hope DJ lights it up this Spring/Summer and becomes more agile AND more accurate...

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i am sorry but he needs more help than losing weight***


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PSA: NO ONE said that all DJ has to do is lose weight.


Feb 3, 2022, 11:34 AM

Just for the reading-impaired:

No one is claiming that losing weight will solve all of DJ's problems. No fans...no coaches...not DJ.

In this article alone, Streeter is quoted as talking about the hard lessons DJ learned this season and getting healthy overall. He also mentioned that weight loss...something nearly universally agreed to be an opportunity to improve...was in process for DJ.

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:40 AM

It is not how skinny he can get; it is putting in more muscle with less fat. At his age, 10 pounds is a good loss. He just needs to redevelop his physique.

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:44 AM

figure that out.

I'm just a bit tired of the snarky "Losing weight isn't going to solve DJ's problems" responses. We all know that. So does DJ and so do his coaches. Losing weight is one of several factors that will have to be addressed to improve in 2022.

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Feb 3, 2022, 1:39 PM

I agree that he should get down to the size that TL16 was, or maybe 5 pounds heavier bc they are the same height I think, and I thought that TL16 probably needed to add another 5-10 pounds of muscle weight to better protect him from huge LB's, and D-lineman that tries to destroy a QB. But what ever weight he gets down to, he should do more sprints to get himself as quick as possible for short distances for buying himself a little extra time to get rid of the ball to avoid sacks, or to keep himself from having to dodge big hits bc, when he is doing that, he isn't picking up on open receivers anywhere on the field, he is to busy trying to not get blasted.

According to DJ's stats for 2021 season, he took way many sacks, and the majority of those sacks were bc of DJ's inability to process what was really happening around him, and not reacting quick enough to avoid those sacks with him trying to make something happen after his time for holding the ball had ran out. IMHO, DJ was his own worst enemy resulting from being over weight, that resulting in him not being able to move around quick enough, that resulted in him being pressured to many times to often causing him to make bad decisions.

IMO, All of the above was DJ Uiagalelei's complete 2021 FB season mainly bc he was way over weight to play the offensive system that Clemson has been playing since Dabo hired The Chad to come in and install as the offensive system that he wanted to run as the HC of Clemson FB. After The Chad left, Dabo and Tony adjusted that system to fit more of what Tony wanted to do with it, and it will go through more adjustments bc of the offensive mind set of Streeter, and what he and Dabo can agree on, but we can always be sure that what ever changes the offense goes through, it will always be a Dabo Sweeny approved offense. The Dabo spread offense won't ever fit, or work well with an over weight QB that can't get out of his own way, and that is exactly what our offense suffered through the 2021 FB season, an over weight DJ Uiagalelei. But at the same time, with all of the struggles that DJ had running our offense last season, there is no way I could ever be convinced that Dabo didn't know the exact reason for DJ's struggles, and it leaves me wondering why this had to wait until the off season before anything was done to correct DJ being over weight!!!!

https://www.espn.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/4429020/dj-uiagalelei


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Next season DJU is going to live up to the high

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Feb 3, 2022, 3:32 PM

expectations he came to Clemson with. We saw what he was capable of when filling in for T-Law his true freshman year. He'll be back to that this year.

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Feb 3, 2022, 4:12 PM

Lets hope so bc, I believe that Cade will have to be a bunch better before Dabo will sit DJ. T-Law was a once in a life time QB when he took the job from Kelly Bryant that took us to the playoffs the year before, and we had two back to back once in a life time QBs with DW4, and TL16. So I believe that Dabo will give DJ more than enough time to prove himself this coming season thinking that it couldn't happen near the same way for a 3d time with the QBs!!!

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Dropping weight may...


Feb 3, 2022, 4:28 PM

...make him more mobile and help him escape pass rushers. Hoping for his injuries to heal properly and that the competition for starting QB is intense. Cade will put a lot of pressure on DJ. It will be fun to watch!!

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Feb 3, 2022, 5:33 PM

Diet Dr. Pepper is the key: slim down and keep your NIL $$

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Feb 3, 2022, 11:07 PM

DJ really reminds me of Patrick Sapp playing QB. Sapp played 3 seasons for us at QB. He then converted to linebacker his senior season and actually was drafted very high in the NFL draft as a backer. DJ just looks like a defensive end to me.

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Losing some weight will be a good start...


Feb 4, 2022, 7:28 AM

...but my biggest concern is his decision making. A smart QB can think his way out of mobility issues, but a dull QB who runs like the wind is doomed....

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He needs to work on his ability...


Feb 4, 2022, 5:17 PM

to remember where all his receivers are rather than focus all his attention on his primary. He might benefit on hitting a moving target and reading a DE during his attempts to option.

Agility is not learned, it is given of God and when God said get your agility DJ though he said inept ability and ran the other way.

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Feb 6, 2022, 8:59 PM

I think a lot of people are forgetting the tremendous pressure of following two once in a lifetime QBs, DW4 and TL16. Add his parents divorce on top of that, he must’ve felt the weight of the world on his shoulders. Drop the home opener and it was downhill from there. I hope DJ focuses on the weight room and his mental health. Getting healthy should also help. The potential is there, we saw it when he played ND. We just need him to relax and have fun.

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