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Currently at linebacker

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 5:30 PM
 

We have:

Ben Boulware
Dorian O'Daniel
Jalen Williams
T.J. Burrell
B.J. Goodson
Travis Blanks
Kendall Joseph
Chad Smith
Martin Aiken
J.D. Davis
Judah Davis


If we are really going to complain about a lack of depth because a guy that was probably our 6th or 7th best linebacker right now is out for a few weeks, we've really run out of things to complain about.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 5:32 PM
 

I like what this guy said


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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 5:32 PM
 

I like what this guy said


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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 5:45 PM
 

He ws the only redshirt that can backup both Boulware and Goodson at this point.

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So maybe Chad Smith


Posted: Aug 18, 2015 6:03 PM
 

a 4* linebacker, has to play as a freshman if things continue to go poorly. I can think of worse fates.

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Good Point.


Posted: Aug 18, 2015 5:53 PM
 

The Davis twins were gonna redshirt no matter what this year.


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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 6:21 PM
 

Looking thin.

Ben Boulware-Will
B.J. Goodson-Mike
Dorian O'Daniel-Sam
Jalen Williams-Will
Kendall Joseph-Mike and Will
Chad Smith-?
T.J. Burrell-?
Martin Aiken-DE playing LB

Travis Blanks-Nickelback

J.D. Davis-RS/ST
Judah Davis-RS/ST


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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 6:26 PM
 

Smith and Burrell are at SAM

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chad smith at sam? i hope not.***

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 6:27 PM
 



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Not so Bad


Posted: Aug 18, 2015 6:39 PM
 

Ben Boulware - Will/Mike
B.J. Goodson - Mike
Dorian O'Daniel - Sam/Nickel
Chad Smith - Will
T.J. Burell - Sam/Nickel
Martin Aiken - Will/Sam
Travis Blanks - Sam/Nickel

Basically

Boulware / Smith / Aiken
Goodson / Boulware / Josepth
Blanks / O'Daniel/ Burell

If Boulware and Goodson both get hurt, we are in trouble. If one gets hurt, we can handle it. That said, on most teams, if you lose your two starting linebackers you're usually in trouble. Losing Rogers to not wanting to play and losing Register to the dinner table hurt, but them's the breaks. Next man up.

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You left out Jalen Williams***

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 7:44 PM
 




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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 7:52 PM
 

I think Chad Smith is ready to contribute now. He is that good. Smart and physical, mobile, agile and hostile as the great Banks McFadden use to tell us.

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That looks really, really thin except at SAM


Posted: Aug 19, 2015 1:11 AM
 

That's why losing Wiggins is actually not as big a deal as Joseph being out or losing Rogers. Both of those guys are/were #2 on the depth chart, and both are/were quality players.

I agree that we're fine with our starters, but our backups drop way off in terms of talent and/or experience.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 7:50 PM
 

Register can still play LB too. He contributes to the depth at DE and LB


Finally!


Posted: Aug 18, 2015 8:20 PM
 

Something that we can agree on. We may argue back and forth on politics and religion, but we seem to be two peas in a pod when it comes to Clemson Football.

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Re: Currently at linebacker

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 8:39 PM
 

Might as well don't count the twins. They are not D1 quality. Rip me if you want but true.


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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 9:06 PM
 




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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 8:45 PM
 

> We have:
>
> Ben Boulware
> Dorian O'Daniel
> Jalen Williams
> T.J. Burrell
> B.J. Goodson
> Travis Blanks
> Kendall Joseph
> Chad Smith
> Martin Aiken
> J.D. Davis
> Judah Davis
>
>
> If we are really going to complain about a lack of
> depth because a guy that was probably our 6th or 7th
> best linebacker right now is out for a few weeks,
> we've really run out of things to complain about.

He is going to be one of the best. He showed out at the spring game. I think he will come back strong we can handle lack of depth the first couple weeks anyways but KJ is darn good dont down play his contribution this year.


Agreed. we are fine at LB this year. i think next year maybe we worry a bit***


Posted: Aug 18, 2015 8:48 PM
 



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Re: Agreed. we are fine at LB this year. i think next year maybe we worry a bit***


Posted: Aug 18, 2015 9:02 PM
 

Why do you say that? By my estimation, Goodson is the only player we will lose to graduation. Barring something like expulsion/career-ending injury/the coming of Galactus we will be returning all but one starter next year. Add Tre Lamar and hopefully Rahshaun Smith to that fold, and we should be pretty good. My biggest concern this year is not talent or numbers, but inexperience. Lots of young players on that 2-deep.


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Posted: Aug 19, 2015 12:58 AM
 



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