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Topic: What's your biggest worry against Bama?
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What's your biggest worry against Bama?

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:16 PM
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In terms of matchup/players/coaching etc.

For me it's their playmaking WRs Waddle and Jeudy. I feel like if they get space they could really get some serious yards after catch and make it a long night for the defense. We can't allow Tua to get in a comfortable rhythm of delivering quick passes to those two in space.

What's yours?


that and their Defense trying to target ETN and TL***

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:17 PM
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~this~ and the refs too intimidated by Saban to call it...***


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 5:03 PM
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Pretty much, just Bama.

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:17 PM
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But honestly, the Tiger secondary against the chickens still rings in my mind.

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Not scoring more than them


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:17 PM
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More specifically...

Not putting a 50 burger on them, and holding them to 10 or less points.

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For sure giving up big plays to their WRs matched up against


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:18 PM
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our safeties for a couple of 50+ yd TDs.

Protecting TL.


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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:18 PM
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Uncalled targetting and late hits.

OL protection. Not being critical with that statementeither. I just think we will win if we give TL a little time.


Whether or not we can put consistent pressure on Tua.

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:19 PM
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If not, our secondary may struggle.


That we lose 'cause Clemson won't want to be there

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:28 PM
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Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:37 PM
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A lot of people are going to say the secondary for obvious reasons, and I agree with that.

I'll add a concern of getting our running game going. We've struggled to do that with our running backs each of the 3 times we've faced Bama in the CFP.

2015 NC Game: Gallman 14 carries for 45 yards, and he had a 34 yard carry in the game.
2016 NC Game: Gallman 18 carries for 46 yards, and for that matter Watson had 21 for 43.
2017 Sugar Bowl: ETN/Choice/Feaster 13 carries for 46 yards. Bryant had 19 carries for 19 yards.

I know last year was a bit misleading due to Bama getting a big lead in the 3rd and ETN getting hurt, but I hope we're able to do more this year. Lawrence is great, and I think he can have a big night, but I'm not sure we can win while averaging just over 2 yards per carry the way we did in 2016.


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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:45 PM
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Agree with what’s been said and add that I hope we may have learned something from the Texas game last night. We’ve had trouble trying to get those buble screens working and bama is not going to consistently lose the edge so I say run right at them.

I really liked Texas backs and qb let the blocks develop and find the holes and then push the pile forward.

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Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:34 PM
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I think that the Kirby had a great game plan Force Clemson to throw to win. And we had to. This year is if they crowd the box we need to be smart and quick game them with slants until they back off. They are going to 100% try to stop Travis. The offense starts with him. If we can get him started I think we can win games vertically. We have got to find a receiving TE. This helped us with Alabama when we won. Leggett was a problem down field blocking and catching with their linebackers. Their secondary is young. We can exploit them if we have time.

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:39 PM
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Our punting game.


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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:41 PM
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What scares me is the UGA punter showed me last night that it could get even worse!


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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM
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I agree that this is our biggest weakness in my opinion. That is followed by the secondary.

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:48 PM
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losing

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Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:52 PM
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Losing the turnover battle. I think we're capable of overcoming most everything else, but not that. Bama is far from perfect, but I don't expect them to turn the ball over or make big mistakes. We've got to make Bama earn everything. We can't help them.

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Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:53 PM
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Being able to get a run game going and if not them harassing TL. ETN might Be to little to be effective vs Bama especially if our O-line is getting pushed back. So basically our O-line vs their D-line. I really think Choice is going to be our man in this game.


Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:59 PM
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Their WR vs our secondary and they’re DL vs Our OL


Refs will let them "play through the whistle"


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 3:01 PM
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and they injure some of Clemson's players because they know they can't compete heads up.

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We need to have a pass rush to reduce the time our secondary


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 3:14 PM
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has to cover. Too many tall fast dudes to cover for very long. Need to smack Tua around a bit and get him uncomfortable.

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That Tanner Muse doesn't knock out Tua if they try

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 3:18 PM
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the same targeting of TL that they did DW and MW.


Let's upgrade that to XT off the edge or Tre up the middle.***


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:44 PM
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Nah...I'll stick with Muse..he's a stone killer if unleashed


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 11:54 PM
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Let him eat.


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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 3:36 PM
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I would agree with yours. Clemson has struggled with fast receivers this year. We need to hit Tua early and often to rattle him.


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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 3:41 PM
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Besides their receivers vs our secondary I would say the dirty play of their LB's


Staying up so late then going to work.


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:18 PM
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No worries about the game itself. We win.

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Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:21 PM
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1. Not getting pressure on Tua
2. Defensive breakdown(s) allowing easy TD, especially secondary breakdown
3. Our OL not creating holes
4. Us not handling the blitz, especially our RBs


1) Right side of OL 2) Punting and placekicking**


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:31 PM
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Nm


I'm afraid for Tua's Safety...


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:33 PM
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When he meets the power rangers....


Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:36 PM
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Goon patrol being able to headhunt recklessly and officials not enforcing the rules regarding targeting. Specifically; in the name of Bama imposing their will.

Do I get a second try if we are talking fairly officiated and I am fine with intimidation within the rules?

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Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:37 PM
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A slow start. Slow starts offensively and defensively have not cost us so far. I would hate to dig a hole against Alabama.


Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:37 PM
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I think most of us will say Tua vs our secondary. Many plays our DL will get pressure, and many times our secondary will make a play... but there will be perfect throws from Tua on the occasions when he gets time... can we keep those numbers down to manageable.


containing Tua

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:39 PM
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If he gets going and we can’t get to him.....I don’t care how good any DB is out there. It’s hard to cover great WRs like Bama’s from making huge plays down field.


Getting beat on the line of scrimmage.


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:42 PM
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On both sides of the ball.


Clemson's offensive Line vs Bama's Def. Line***


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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:46 PM
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Our o line


Special Teams -- Pick One

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:52 PM
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This could be the year Clemson wins a second championship.

Or, the Bama game could be the game that forces Dabo's hand to finally hiring a special teams coach. Prefer option 1.

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~this too~ we win or we hire a special teams coach?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 5:06 PM
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PREFER WIN and hire a high caliber special teams coach...

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Re: Special Teams -- Pick One


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 5:19 PM
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Is it the coach or do we need some special teams recruiting?


No worries.


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:55 PM
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I've watched their game against OU and know we're going to beat them. My first clue was that OU wasted a spy on Tua until they were down four touchdowns. Half the secondary was worried more about Tua taking off than covering their man. Very early in the third quarter they realized Tua is not only a step or two slower than he was previous to the ankle surgery his ability to cut and dodge was greatly reduced.

Bama when up 28 during OU's delusion. After that OU outscored Bama 34 to 17. Late in the game Hurts came in and tried to crash OU's line on a 1st and goal. OU stopped him and Nick put Tua back in. This chit isn't accidental or incidental either. I admit, part of that 34-17 run was partly due Bama's players getting the big head but they were torched by good play calling and a little above fair execution.

I know nothing about football strategy or Xes and Oes so you can bet our coaches will come ready to release the Kraken. We'll win by 17 but it will feel like 30.

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Earthquake***

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:57 PM
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That we’ll get accused of running up the score


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 4:58 PM
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and everyone will think we’re a bunch of meanies.

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Re: What's your biggest worry against Bama?


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 5:03 PM
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My biggest concern is that the refs not have the traditional Bama bias that most squads do. Also, since they are a Big 10 crew, the article I linked the other day about Big 10 refs never calling holding, but one fan in the comments said he wish'd they were also that way on PI but they got nuts calling it. So if they are Bama biased, a PI happy squad is going to really ruin the game for us given we both have pass-heavy offenses.

Here's article for anybody that cares and didn't see it before and no idea if the fan is right about the PI calls btw, but his is one of the last comments:

https://www.cornnation.com/2018/10/17/17982078/big-ten-football-no-holding-calls-anywhere


That there will be no

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Posted: Jan 2, 2019 5:05 PM
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Chic-fil-a in the stadium!


Mike Locksley giving his ride to players


Posted: Jan 2, 2019 5:12 PM
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and having them run our players over by accident.


They always seem mean. Not friendly at all.


Posted: Jan 3, 2019 12:10 AM
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Nm


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