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TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:01 PM
 

 
Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney had nothing but good things to say about running back Tavien Feaster, who announced earlier this week that he was transferring to archrival South Carolina for his senior season. Full Story »



Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:05 PM
 

That is true . He's also earned that whoopin' in Columbia about 4 months from now .

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I asked Dabo what he thought of Feaster

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:08 PM
 

He said, He is a coot now, good riddance. We high fived and went on our way.

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Not Shoddy with 5.99 ypc average & 2nd only to ETN in Clemson RB History!

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:14 PM
 

Gonna do well with Coots if their Oline gets better with the rush game since their passing O game was pretty good in 2018.

Hope he runs, runs & runs until our game.

Mo Tigers & KB2 better shore uP!

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Re: Not Shoddy with 5.99 ypc average & 2nd only to ETN in Clemson RB History!

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:24 PM
 

Not surprisingly CDS has taken the high road. Based on Dabo's high character I'm not surprised, and actually very pleased with his comments. Now, all Tiger fans should follow his lead and move on. We have far too many blessings with our program to dwell on situations like TF. Go Tigers!


and being the transparent man that he is

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:32 PM
 

Dabo alsolet us know that he did not like the decision. as it is with anybody, we must respect a man's inalienable right to make a decision, whether we agree with it or not, and respect it. Feaster graduated, stayed out of trouble and maintained good citizenship as a Tiger... but now, he deserves all of the same vitriol as jake bentley come Nov 23rd and rightfully so...

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Dabo always sets a great example taking the high road

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:24 PM
 

I’m glad he did too, it wouldn’t look good to recruits if he said anything negative. Dabo is pretty amazing. He always shows great leadership

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Re: I asked Dabo what he thought of Feaster

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:51 PM
 

Hey.. such anger and hatred is not good. Think about it - not long ago were talent and wins deprived. Lets be humble and enjoy the good times in the right spirit.
Feaster is just a kid trying to find his place in the world. This happens at workplace too. If we find the best opportunity we all move on. such rights should apply to him also.


seems a little chilly in here...


Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:16 PM
 

was that a snowflake I just saw?

Go Tigers!!!

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Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina


Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:22 PM
 

Dabo dealt with this adequately at the time he entered the portal. We knew he was gone then. I dont think hardly anyone enters it and then stays put. I guess he felt he had to give the media something but I wouldnt have. I would not discuss people who arent on the team once camp begins. He did what he was entitled to and I'm sick of hearing about it. At least it isnt quite as bad as months of maybe KB will come back question but I'm not hear to read about a guy who chose to leave.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 9:56 PM
 

Yeah....but you did read about him. Just sayin'. ????


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 5:30 PM
 

One thing in that statement that tells that Dabo didn't really mean what he was saying and that was, he said that Feaster was a selfless person. We all know that Feaster was mad bc he wasn't playing as mush as he wanted to, and other statements that he made with his selfless self, he said that he was upset while declaring that he felt he was the best RB in the country. He was not selfless, and if that makes who ever mad that I say this, get busy with TD selection if you are a paying T-Net member bc Feaster was more selfish than selfless, and he wasn't in anyway shape or form a better RB than ETN, and that is why ETN was the soul starter, and that is why Feaster pack his bags and said FK Clemson, the coaches, and the fans, that it wasn't his job to worry about that!!! He didn't seem to worry about someone getting the snaps he feels he should have gotten regardless of how much better that ETN was than him, so he will just take his ball and go play where he maybe the better player, and if he's not, he will transfer again before he plays the 4th game, but Mustcant will make sure that doesn't happen, he won't be as straight up as Dabo was KB!!!

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Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:25 PM
 



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Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 6:02 PM
 

I'm with Dabo on this, but out of curiosity I would like to see all the boxes that were checked in the Coot football program.


Who? Never heard of her***

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 6:05 PM
 




Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 6:20 PM
 

Somebody should have helped Feaster with the Math

Team Rushing Stats

Rank Team Att YDS YPC Long TD's RPG
4 Clemson 568 3723 6.6 75 49 248.2
57 Virginia Tech 520 2266 4.4 87 19 174.3
81 South Carolina 444 1986 4.5 69 15 152.8
107 ETN 204 1658 8.1 75 24 110.5


That's right USCjr only have 328 more yards than ETN with 240 more rushing attempts and got 9 fewer rushing TD's. How is a team at the bottom of the rushing charts with a senior coaches kid QB going to all of a sudden start rushing better? yikes.


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:11 PM
 

That is what you look at??? I just kind of wonder did he look at the Gamecocks schedule? They play us, Bama, and UGA, as well as Kentucky, T A&m, Florida, Missouri. Best case IMO they go 7-5, worst case 5-7. That Gamecock schedule is brutal...might be the hardest schedule I have ever seen. In the coaches poll, Clemson, Bama, and UGA are 1,2,and 3...they play them all. Has that ever happened?


The UofSC schedule is only hard if

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:19 PM
 

The SEC is really as skrong as the 'click-baiters' think it is. They're not experts...most probably can't run a mile in a half-hour. They're click-baiters...the SEC is a perception that reality doesn't support. Give me 60 voters...and it would be 44-16 in favor of my view! ;)


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 8:00 PM
 

Yes as a matter of fact. Clemson did that and more in 2015. Remember? Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida State, Oklahoma, Miami, Va Tech in one year. And that schedule included that year's and the following year's Heisman winner.


We went 6-1 against them.


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina


Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:18 PM
 

They actually do have a monster schedule, and Feaster believe he can show boat his talent better with the coots than he could have as the second man at Clemson, well I say bull F-ing chit, it's not going to happen even if he was the only back with the coots!!!

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Their schedule is not the toughest...


Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:25 PM
 

but folks say it is because they play us and several sec teams. I would put Texas a&m's schedule ahead of theirs as well as Awbarns. Not sure about the other conferences teams but the coots probably will not have the toughest schedule as the season unfolds.

Go Tigers!!!

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Re: Their schedule is not the toughest...


Posted: Aug 3, 2019 2:19 AM
 

I have to agree with you Texas A&M schedule is brutal. On the road at Clemson, Georgia and LSU. Then Miss St., Auburn and Alabama at home. With the SEC poll bias they will probably be playing at least 5 top 10 teams but other than our Tigers their out of conference schedule are a bunch of powder puffs.


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 6:26 PM
 

Well said Dabo. Of course we will never cheer for a coot, but Dabo is right! Couldn't have been expressed better.


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 6:43 PM
 

I will guess Feaster was not happy at CU as of late; so be it. I also think he figures a transfer (especially to a rival) will keep him in the news. That is possible, but I don't expect him to get the attention Hurts will get at Oklahoma, Fields at 0-31 State, and even Kelly at Missouri.


Hunter Johnson says HELLO!

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:25 PM
 

He’s the one I personally want to watch and hope he is very successful at Northwestern.
HJ was the epitome of class and handled his transfer in a very respectable way...these other guys could learn a few lessons from him that may help them understand what professionalism looks like.


Add Zerrick Cooper and Jabril Robinson


Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:51 PM
 

maybe even Shaq Smith - who clearly left due to family reasons! He was very complimentary of Clemson top to bottom.

TF - I agree with Red - unless I missed it. I have not seen the, "thank you Clemson" for giving me an opportunity.
It didn't work out; but I thank you anyway.

***The lack of that statement(unless I missed it.. .. .. if I did my apology) shows this was a "Me-ME-ME" decision.
As stated earlier - on people's jobs. If they find an employer with a greater opportunity people leave jobs(even good one's) to better themselves! But, in most cases, "YOU NEVER WANT TO BURN BRIDGES"! Especially when someone took a chance on you. DABO and staff say it openly and I know the players are literally right there when they say it. "Everything is graded"! Every rep of every thing you do is graded and evaluated and the players who grade out the best will start. TF didn't want to or couldn't answer the bell from a production stand point better than Etienne. Not TF fault mind you; many other starting RB's in the country would sit behind TE9.
No problem with him transferring I just wish he would go on to acknowledge the opportunity he was given; though it didn't work out. He was still given an opportunity! And, like KB, they can't say they were promised anything else! If they are saying that, "they are not being honest"! No way do they sit there and promise a kid a starting job - which reading between the lines - is what KB and TF seem to think. Not with as much as it has been stated otherwise. Not with the way Bama, Ohio St. others recruit yearly. Why would you if you are Clemson; "pigeon hole yourself"? Because if that player doesn't work out; your stuck. If he doesn't put in the work; your stuck. No way. No how was he or anybody else promised playing time, if a player don't want to possibility of having to work his butt off they should just go to a school with all 3 star players and be the big dog on campus. Where he will never get better. He will never have to work hard. Never have to improve and go beyond the player that arrived on campus.
But, you go to Clemson or a Bama b/c you have supreme confidence in what you can do. But, you had better understand what you are getting into. You are getting into having to be the "best of the best" atmosphere. No settling for ok.
Have a good year TF. But, man, nobody owes you nothing man!
As a Clemson Grad for the rest of your life; hopefully one day you recognize it!


Your post was harsh...


Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:28 PM
 

I like it :)

Go Tigers!!!

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Fully agree. HJ super great kid. Wished he’d


Posted: Aug 5, 2019 9:58 PM
 

Gotten more PT the year KB started all season.


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 6:46 PM
 

I sure get what everyone is saying about taking the high road and wishing TF the best. I agree with Dabo about the kid earning the right to transfer after earning his degree.

I do not like his decision however and now he is with the rival. Let's not forget that Spiller un-retired his number for Feaster. That's a selfless act. Feaster's is not.

Feaster is a chicken. Feaster is dead to me. It might be immature or whatever. I don't care. I am a Clemson grad and a die-hard fan for 45+ plus years.

I wish him nothing but the worst of luck as I would any USC player. See you in Nov young man. Go "TIGERS"!


+1 for "nutting up" and not mincing words . . .

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:02 PM
 

Passive Agressive is not your forte . . . I'm not totally on board . . . but I appreciate the directness!!!

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Re: +1 for "nutting up" and not mincing words . . .

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 8:30 PM
 

Thanks. I try not to be so provocative on here but man, this is how I feel.


Your post was harsh...

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:29 PM
 

I like it! :)

Go Tigers!!!

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Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 6:52 PM
 

I look at it different than many fans. He will be a Gamecock for 1 year to showcase his talent to the NFL. As a Clemson graduate, he will be a Tiger for life. As a life long Clemson fan, I have no issue with that. It is not like he is being deceitful or doing anything wrong. Of course I wish he had stayed. Of course it will be weird seeing us try to stop his runs. He will always be a Tiger later unless the idiot fans make him feel unwelcome. I think butthurt fans need to get over it.


Your post was lame...

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:30 PM
 

I didn't like it...

Go Tigers!!!

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Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:07 PM
 

Nope. Swinney said TF earned the right to graduate. It was his choice to transfer and his second choice to go to SC. That second choice sets him apart for better or worse, but he must live with that choice. It certainly wasn't the choice of a selfless player. Welcome to adulthood TF.

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Listen/read Dabo's words...follow the timeline...

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:22 PM
 

TF was selfless as a Tiger. He's gone now. Is leaving a selfless act...or personal? It's personal, in my view...it's his choice...he earned that choice (as Dabo eloquently said). Don't label TF as something the evidence doesn't support.


Re: Listen/read Dabo's words...follow the timeline...

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:59 PM
 

"Don't label TF as something the evidence doesn't support." Excetionally and intelligently well said.

Go Tigers!!!


Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:19 PM
 

Could someone tell me when "selfless" Feaster thanked CU for paying for his education, thanked the coaches who worked with him to improve his skills, thanked the fans who traveled long distances to support the team he played on, or thanked his teammates for being on his side? To me, he is just like too many people who don't appreciate what has been given to them or done for them. A simple thank you would have gone a long way. Did i miss it?

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Who???? He’s dead to me. !!!!!***

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Dabo nails it again. It's hard for me to imagine how anybody

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 9:00 PM
 

could experience Clemson for 4 years, then turn around and embrace the coots. It makes my head explode. Having said that, I'm not a 22 year-old athlete who has the options Feaster has; nor can I imagine what's in his heart or in his head. I'm just a lifelong Clemson fan, and I'll take Dabo's word regarding Feaster's character, and I agree he's earned this right even if I can't understand it. So, like Dabo, I'll wish him well, except when he plays us. Anything else would be childish.

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Dabo clearly didn’t check with the main board.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 9:04 PM
 

If he had, he would’ve learned that Tavien is a horrible person who disgraced Clemson by wearing #28 and transferring to South Carolina.

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Re: TNET: Swinney on Feaster: He earned the right to transfer to South Carolina

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 10:58 PM
 

As long as he gets no ice cream I wish him well!! It don’t look good but I wish him success as long as he gets no Ice Cream period!!

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“Let’s make the others want to be like us” Dabo Swinney!!
We’ll make it 4 fingers and two thumbs over the U of s_c.???????
This team is ready to grow, get better & peak the 1st week of January 2020!!
We will win our 4th National Championship at 15-0 making it 3 Championships over the last 4 years!


Dabo handled that question amazingly well!


Posted: Aug 2, 2019 11:21 PM
 

So much better than any other coach.
Glad Dabo is our coach

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One aspect that I hate


Posted: Aug 3, 2019 12:16 AM
 

Is that if he kills it this season he will be Feaster from “Gamec*cks” instead of Feaster from “Clemson”.

Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. He’s making a business decision that I do not agree with, but I respect him as a man and as a player. I hope he gets 2,000 yards rushing and goes 0-12. He will be the all time single-season rushing leader for the c-cks... and our former 2nd-3rd string back.

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I Thing Chris Carter....

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Posted: Aug 3, 2019 1:16 AM
 

said it best when he talked about Kelly Bryant leaving.He said that the kids think about the here and now and not the future with the program they are leaving. By going to the Coots Tavien did a lot of damage to himself.

I get it that he want to showcase himself. HE could have done it by working harder,making the most of his playing time as well. When the season was over he could have prepped himself for the combine and showed out.

He should have remembered that Grady J was taken in the 6th round....boy did he get paid last week .


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Posted: Aug 3, 2019 8:20 AM
 

I noticed that TF has dropped the "play for championships" line.

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Again, CDS is such an impeccable rep for CU


Posted: Aug 3, 2019 11:48 AM
 

He’s so solid that you know what the answer is before you ask the question when it’s based on a given principle. He stays the same. Remember KB2 and others when they’ve transferred. Don’t focus on the negative, don’t focus on the past, do focus what you CAN have an impact on going forward.

He’ll address it one final time once it’s all done and all is known, and he won’t answer the question again. He’ll focus on the guys he DOES have to work with and keep the team focused on what matters.

All in one great person, what a once-a-generation pick for our university. Thank you Terry Don Phillips!!! CU still owes you big time!!

Roar Tigers


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Posted: Aug 3, 2019 1:15 PM
 

Mr. Feaster came to college like most kids for opportunities at a career. Whether it's finance, engineering, or NFL students should follow what is best for their future. He could have picked a better than SC but Feaster graduated from Clemson and was on 2! nat champ teams. I will think of him as one of our greats


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Posted: Aug 4, 2019 2:36 AM
 




I think it was a good move.


Posted: Aug 5, 2019 1:24 PM
 

He wanted to get more playing time. As the new top running back he will probably get to play every down. That's a good thing. On the other hand. It's Carolina and no one will be watching.


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