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Topic: I think that one factor in the game saturday
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I think that one factor in the game saturday

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Oct 21, 2021, 11:58 AM
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That needs to be considered is time of possession. I think that it is very important to limit the possessions that the Panthers have in this game. Thus far this season, the Tigers have not had very many long, time consuming drives. Allowing the defense time to rest between possessions can really help decide who wins and who doesn’t. Pitts offense will challenge the Tiger D all game. The defensive backs will really be tested from the opening possession to the last.
I hope that the Tigers aren’t foolish enough to try and run a fast offense in this game. Three and outs will be a killer. The less we have of them, the greater the chance for victory. Snap the ball with five seconds on the clock NOT twenty five!

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:20 PM
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It goes without saying that turnovers will not be allowed.

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:32 PM
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Hit the nail on the head! Most important stat for the Tigers right now. Clemson does not have to score in the 30's to win games, but they need to possess the ball longer. 3 and outs killed their chances to win at State, and despite the disparity still had a chance. I know Pitt is on a roll, but they have also lost to Western Michigan. If this game is in the 20's, Clemson Wins!

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Tigers Need To Score....


Oct 21, 2021, 12:36 PM
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in the 3rd quarter . They are dead last at 129th in scoring in the 3rd quarter .

Still waiting on the brilliant offense to emerge from TE .

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Re: Tigers Need To Score....


Oct 21, 2021, 12:44 PM
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To me, that is a very telling stat. Not only are we not adjusting in live-game situations...we aren't even adjusting with a full halftime strategy session. Either that, or we are adjusting in the wrong direction.

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So you're saying our 3 and Outs


Oct 21, 2021, 12:39 PM
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... are going to help us win the TOP?

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:45 PM
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Honestly if we are getting 3 and outs on offense it doesn't matter what speed we are moving to finish the 3 downs.

If keeping a solid to quick pace on offense gets us into a rhythm on Saturday (it would be a first) we would be foolish to slow things down for the sake of the defense.

Clemson will not be able to play the slow game and ground and pound and get 4 yards per play (run or pass) and beat Pitt on Saturday. We lack the consistency to execute and sustain drives for that length of time.

We have been averaging approximately 1 sustained drive per game similar to what you are referencing that we would need to beat Pitt in a low possession game.

We are better off hoping we can run with some tempo on offense and try to surprise Pitt or catch them out of position on some plays to get some easy points for our offense.

The good Lord knows we can't manage many difficult points where we have to earn it with our execution.

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Re: I think that one factor in the game saturday


Oct 21, 2021, 1:40 PM
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Team was never set up to be a ball control offense.

and now you are asking a team that can't execute the things they've practiced to do something they haven't practiced well enough to march down the field in 5 yard plays?

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Re: I think that one factor in the game saturday


Oct 21, 2021, 7:41 PM
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Are you in a position to attend practices and have all the inside scoop? Please continue to keep us informed!

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