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New Story: Can Watson help the Tigers hit the trifecta this season?


Posted: May 28, 2015 8:01 AM
 

 
Can Watson help the Tigers hit the trifecta this season?

If Clemson is going to have the type of season it wants to have in 2015, they will have to hit on the trifecta and that means winning the three biggest games on the schedule. Full Story »



I would pick @ Louisville on Thursday night instead of GT.

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Posted: May 28, 2015 8:22 AM
 

No offense to the insects, but that is a game we should win 9 out of 10 years. Being the road team on Thursday night is an uphill climb. Not that Louisville is necessarily better than the bees, but Louisville at home on Thursday night probably is a tougher opponent.

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I'll call it the big 4 then. The Clemson / gt series is


Posted: May 28, 2015 8:46 AM
 

historically close.


Except when we blow them out.


Posted: May 28, 2015 10:45 AM
 

;)

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Thursday night games are not the uphill climb it used to be.


Posted: May 28, 2015 9:44 AM
 

Once upon a time the home team won something like 95% of Thursday night games. It used to be that a team played on the Saturday before a Thursday night game. For example when Clemson played GT on Saturday night in 2006 and then played at VT that Thursday. Traditionally teams get Sunday off, except for film study and then Monday is a light practice to allow especially offensive linemen and running back to recuperate from the pounding in Saturday's game. Then they practice hard on Tuesday and Wednesday before easing back a little bit on Thursday and then Friday is a walk through and a travel day. But when you play on Saturday and then the following Thursday you have to do film study and practice on Sunday and Monday. Do a walk through on Tuesday and then travel on Wednesday. That is why the visiting team alway struggled on Thursday nights. However, now teams do no play the Saturday before and thus most take a couple days off and then have a full week to prepare for a Thursday night road game. Just look at the stats for the last 5 years of Thursday night games, most of the wins are by the better, favored, team. So what I am saying is the the fact that Louisville is on a Thursday doesn't make the game any harder or easier than if it was on a Saturday.


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Posted: May 28, 2015 10:15 AM
 

Except for the fact that we do play a game the Saturday before the UL game...

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Posted: May 28, 2015 10:18 AM
 

We play the Saturday before Louisville.


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Posted: May 28, 2015 11:15 AM
 

And I get that its App State but it is still a tough contest because App State ain't no slouch. Which is why I think Louisville is in this discussion.


Last I saw a stat, the home team won about 60%.


Posted: May 28, 2015 10:48 AM
 

I expect to beat them, but I'd put more money on beating GT at home.

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Agreed - Louisville is a must-win every year now


Posted: May 29, 2015 7:14 AM
 

Georgia Tech is certainly one of our biggest games but as long as Louisville is a threat, they will be the more important win. A loss to GT doesn't disqualify us from the ACCCG as long as we correspondingly run the table in the rest of our ACC games, notably in our division.


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I actually like Tech. It's a "healthy" rivalry


Posted: May 28, 2015 10:08 AM
 

They have good teams. They have good fans. They play hard, not dirty, and they don't get in your face. Of course I want to beat them, but it's a good rivalry.


I despise GT with every ounce of my body


Posted: May 29, 2015 7:15 AM
 

However I think it's a great rivalry that we should play every year.


Re: New Story: Can Watson help the Tigers hit the trifecta this season?


Posted: May 28, 2015 11:11 AM
 

I would put Louisville in this discussion as well. It all starts on a Thursday night in September at Papa John's Stadium. I know they loss a lot on defense. But their offense verses our young defense will be interesting. I know many are predicting Clemson to roll over Louisville. I just want maximum attention so we start strong in ACC play!


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Posted: May 28, 2015 2:11 PM
 

FSU, ND, GT, Louisville, and yes, the coots. No year is complete w/o a win in game #12.
Of course games 13, 14, & 15 will be sort of important as well. I think Dabo has it right
in saying the most important game is the next one........by the way nice catch!

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Posted: May 29, 2015 7:26 AM
 

Once agaim the pundits have it all wrong.It's not about trifecta.Clemson is going to have to win
at least 11 games making it another "one game at a time " season.Look ahead,and Clemson will probably drop a game they need,and they will need all of them,in my opinion,to make the four team playoff.


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