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Topic: Front Page Story: Could Clemson fans see Dorian O'Daniel at the Nickel/SAM spot?
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Front Page Story: Could Clemson fans see Dorian O'Daniel at the Nickel/SAM spot?

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Posted: May 16, 2013 10:07 AM
 

 
Could Clemson fans see Dorian O'Daniel at the Nickel/SAM spot?

Dorian O'Daniel, a 2013 linebacker commit, might see time at the hybrid linebacker/safety spot in order to get on the field in 2013. What does he think about the move? Would he consider playing running back? And how far does he think Clemson will go this season? Full Story »



He'll likely have to battle with Kearse for the spot


Posted: May 16, 2013 10:59 AM
 

they're both kind of tweeners that can fit that role well.


Nah Kearse will play safety sharing time with smith.***


Posted: May 16, 2013 11:27 AM
 




Kearse is a biiig safety***


Posted: May 16, 2013 11:44 AM
 




he's tall, yes. And very fast


Posted: May 16, 2013 12:06 PM
 

but lighter than o'daniel for sure.


Re: he's tall, yes. And very fast


Posted: May 17, 2013 9:06 AM
 

but probably heavier than Blanks was playing nickel


I would not be shocked to see him on the field this year.


Posted: May 16, 2013 11:20 AM
 

I was impressed by what little I saw of him in the All-Star game. Looked quick and fast at LB, with a nose for the ball. I know you can't tell a lot from those games, but aside from recruiting hype, that's all we have to go on, and he looked good there.

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I was impressed w/his closing ability........really fast *


Posted: May 16, 2013 12:18 PM
 

nm


Re: I was impressed w/his closing ability........really fast *


Posted: May 17, 2013 8:27 AM
 

I know, right? When you have a couple of guys like this that have quick pursuit AND can tackle, that's how you limit GT to 100 yards rushing.

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Wow! DO has a high motor and doesn't showboat, just gets


Posted: May 16, 2013 3:34 PM
 

the job done. Really excited to see him in Tiger Orange tracking down the opponents in the Valley!


The Next Keith Adams?***


Posted: May 16, 2013 6:57 PM
 




Re: The Next Keith Adams?***


Posted: May 17, 2013 10:05 PM
 

I agree. He has a tremendous upside. Hope he can continue to add bulk and strength. I thought it was decided that Travis Blanks was going back to his natural position at safety. Anyone have any info re: this?


We too Deep!***


Posted: May 16, 2013 7:14 PM
 



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Pleaseeee...


Posted: May 16, 2013 7:24 PM
 

let that die
lol

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Re: Pleaseeee...


Posted: May 17, 2013 10:11 PM
 

Amen, brother.


Re: We too Deep!***


Posted: May 17, 2013 10:10 PM
 

That's the kind of thinking that will get us beat. We are thin at running back, quartetrback, and in the secondary. Hopefully, this can be corrected, but not by "pie in the sky" optimism. And, isn't that phrase a bit tired and outworn by now. Actually sounds a bit stupid.


Re: We too Deep!***


Posted: May 19, 2013 9:35 AM
 

We're thin at QB, not RB or DB.

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The definition of awesome!


Can he play every snap?


Posted: May 17, 2013 8:30 AM
 

As in, on both sides of the ball and special teams? What an athlete! LOVE the way he runs, but I doubt he'll ever come out of the backfield. Dye jukes and jives a little too much for my tastes; O'Daniel reminds me of Bama's elite backs that they've produced over the last few years. I think he'd be a fantastic big, short yardage back, who you put in to pick up 2 or 3 and he ends up trucking for 9 or 10!

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Gallman?***


Posted: May 17, 2013 8:36 AM
 



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Re: Gallman?***


Posted: May 17, 2013 10:14 PM
 

Yeah?


Re: Can he play every snap?


Posted: May 17, 2013 10:13 PM
 

Big? He weighs 207. Hello?


The last paragraph...


Posted: May 17, 2013 9:30 AM
 

This is the stuff that sends chills up and down my spine as a Clemson fan. This kid isn't even on campus yet and already has the percfect mind set. He's ready to come in and work hard with his team. He also mentioned that we will be ready for Georgia and it's a statement game.

I love this guys attitude. Hats off to coach Swinney for not only recruiting talent, but character as well. I can't wait to see O'Daniel in Clemson Orange running down The Hill in August.

GO TIGERS!!!!!


Re: The last paragraph...


Posted: May 18, 2013 10:01 PM
 

I agree! Love attitude and closing speed at LB and burst thru the hole at RB. Size is being questioned on this board, but must remember he is not on campus yet and is putting on lbs on his own and should pack on 5-10 more come August with help of CU staff/weight room. Love this kid!


I really hope he does move to RB


Posted: May 17, 2013 7:30 PM
 

I think he looks a lot better on film at RB and, IMO, is equal to Dye at that position. We have a ton of LBs and I think O'Daniel could be just the powerful back with home run potential we need.


He & Boulware are the next LeRoy Hill-John Leake tandem.***


Posted: May 19, 2013 11:32 AM
 




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