T.Elliot would have to be an A_ _ if he were to call out TP as not being ready YET or not being good enough YET to earn playing time in tight games. Fortunately, T.Elliot is not some A_ _ and has the self control and self respect to use some euphemistic language such as 'don't disrupt DJ's rhythm' during his press conferences.
I am not suggesting that TP won't be ready to play at some point next year. He might even develop into a star RIGHT HERE AT CLEMSON in his next year or two. Remember that Tajh Boyd (RS in 2009) was not ready to play in 2010 (not sure if you're old enough to remember his action against U. of S.Carolina as a substitute for Kyle Parker). T.Boyd wasn't ready then, but was terrific in seasons 2011, 2012, and 2013.
But if the BBQ ain't ready yet, then you're fooling yourself if you try to cover it up with sauce and say it's ready. Let's have some patience with TP and, since it does not seem like he's ready, let's hope that the OL finally gels and that the WRs stop dropping passes ... in which case you'll be happy with DJ.
We don’t know. If we really needed to know the coaches would likely tell us .
You just can’t ride a dying horse and most of us believe that DJ is very sick! Obviously Dabo and his staff see things in DJ that we don’t see. But to deliberately not give TP a chance is hard to understand by us big time coaches. Perhaps things will work out. Quite honestly it better get a lot better by 3:30 saturday. We are convinced it will not. Pitt could very easily steam roll the good guys. I hope that doesn’t happen but a 45 - 13 game could happen. Big Dave needs to throw in the towel if it does.
2017 when we lost to Syracuse,after Kelly got hurt and we only played Zerrick Cooper -- we all ( myself included )could not understand why in the heck,we didn't play Hunter Johnson in the fourth quarter ????
NOW WE KNOW Why !!!! ----------- coaches see them way more than we do**