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Topic: Front Page Story: Clemson-FSU recruiting battles: Can the Tigers bridge the gap? Part 2
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Front Page Story: Clemson-FSU recruiting battles: Can the Tigers bridge the gap? Part 2


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:49 AM
 

 
Clemson-FSU recruiting battles: Can the Tigers bridge the gap? Part 2

In the second part of two part series, TigerNet takes a look at how Clemson's recruiting for the 2014 cycle stands up against its biggest division rival, the Florida St. Seminoles. Full Story »



Re: Front Page Story: Clemson-FSU recruiting battles: Can the Tigers bridge the gap? Part 2


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:02 AM
 

From everything I've heard, Wideman is wanting to stay closer to home, and he is flirting with going to Columbia instead.


Re: Front Page Story: Clemson-FSU recruiting battles: Can the Tigers bridge the gap? Part 2


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:10 PM
 

We don't recruit top linemen, and therefore get consistently beat in the trenches----where games are really won. Next year we won't have the handful of top skill players who have bailed us out over the last couple of years----with the embarassing exceptions of a couple of blowouts, and 4 straight losses to Carolina. I'm afraid we'll lose again to them, and I'd hate to have to bet on our chances against Ga. Tech. Dabo's a nice guy.......


We have had excellent recruiting classes in recent years


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:31 AM
 

but here's the difference between us and FSU, as I see it. Robert Nkimdeche, Carl Lawson, Montravius Adams, Vernon Hargreaves, Kendall Fuller, Marquez North, etc. . . these guys were our first choices and we missed. I know the guys we wound up with are still outstanding in most cases, maybe even better in some, but we are still missing on a lot of the really big names. I fully understand that nobody gets all of their top targets, but I think the difference in us and FSU at this point is the fact that they hit on a higher percentage of those guys, and I think we saw that on the field.

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Re: We have had excellent recruiting classes in recent years


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:06 AM
 

Surely they are more talented as far as their stars shine. But on the field, I feel we did have a very bad game. If those same turn overs would have been our, we win.

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I figure FSU is 14-21 points better than us on sheer


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:30 AM
 

talent. The rest of that was our own undoing. Reverse the turnover situation, and we could have been in the game.

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Re: I figure FSU is 14-21 points better than us on sheer

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:15 PM
 

No way. We had numerous chances, and our OL could do nothing. They beat us in every aspect of the game. Badly.


Re: I figure FSU is 14-21 points better than us on sheer


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:17 PM
 

In fact, they could have really run up the score on us,
but chose not to. Spurrier won't be nearly so kind.


Re: We have had excellent recruiting classes in recent years


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:13 PM
 

No, they guys we got weren't better, not even equal.
Reality.


Clem vs FSU


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:13 AM
 

3 Postion Groups I noticed a diffrence in between us and them and that was OL DL and DBs those three positions they dominated us in, we have to recruit those positions better


And coach them better when they get on campus***

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 12:20 PM
 




Re: And coach them better when they get on campus***

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:33 PM
 

Our strength program and player development is mediocre at best. This has been a problem for years. Is Zac Brooks really a "power runner" at 185??? And we have a wide receiver playing tight end at 205 lbs. They had a real tight end who weighs 248, and knocked one our top DBs head over heels. Turnovers had nothing to do with it. FSU had numerous potentially damaging penalties, and we could do absolutely nothing with the good field position we got. Our OL can't block anyone! We got stomped. Dabo's statement was unbelievable, and revealed his continued denial and inability to really assess relative player and team strength.


Re: Clem vs FSU


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:18 PM
 

Right.


LB position I think is advantage CU going foward


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 12:46 PM
 

Boulware is a future stud and along with what still have on roster. Register is a 3/4 star recruit along with joseph and rogers. Let's not forget a top 120 recruit O'daniels redshirting. IMO adv clemson


Re: LB position I think is advantage CU going foward

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:00 PM
 

I'm not sure about that....FSU has recruited LB's extremely well the last couple of years:

5*- Thomas
5*- Daub (2014)
4*- Levenberry
4*- Eligwe
4*- Lyons
4*- Pugh (2014)
4*- Purifoy (2014)
4*- Stevenson
3*- Northrup
3*- Hoskins


We've got to get better in the secondary

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 1:02 PM
 

on defense. The difference in talent at CB and safety was noticeable to people who do not know much about this game. I also agree with a poster above that they're hitting on more of the " bigger name" guys. We missed on a lot on the DL in the last couple of years and that hurts. However, our first concern should be OL. We have time change our strategy on the way we recruit there.


Re: We've got to get better in the secondary

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:36 PM
 

I agree. Good post.


Is someone holding the bong for you while you type, or

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:58 PM
 

you know more than ESPN recruiting analysts, who have FSU at #2 and Clemson #13. I appreciate that we are all homers for the tigers, but lets be real. Florida is a sick recruiting ground, and with other Florida schools a little down, FSU and now Miami are picking up the slack.


Re: Is someone holding the bong for you while you type, or

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:39 PM
 

Yeah. They are still kicking our butts in recruiting. Doesn't bode well for the future.


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