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We could win it all by 7 points and

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 10:46 AM
 

There will be a handful of you complaining that we didn't win by ten.

I can't believe Ive seen so much complaining about the play calling. Y'all are acting like we lost the game or something.

It was CONSERATIVE due to the monsoon, I was there, I can back that up. If you weren't at the game, your opinion is already skewed because it's easy to criticize from your warm comfy couch.

Obviously I would of loved more dynamic play calling but being at the game, I see why they took the conservative philosophy.

Irish were doing nothing until the 4th. I keep hearing that they passed the ball and had no trouble.

Well it doesn't take a rocket science to know when you are down 3 possessions and have 11 minutes, you have to step up the urgency. Come on people, they were forced to throw the ball.

We are #6 in the nation, undefeated, and are in the drivers seat for the playoffs.

The glass can be half full or half empty. I hope y'all don't apply the same outlook on Clemson football as you do in life. Looking at the negatives all the time is not the way to live.

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i get the point on people worrying about the play calling

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 10:55 AM
 

I was there and it did seem like offensively we started playing not to lose. We abandoned what we had been doing that was working. It may have been the weather as well but it just makes you wonder. However, in the end.. We won the game and that's all that matters!

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 10:58 AM
 

Look at the scores of the games for the 1981 season. Danny would get a lead and sit on it!


You know what you call a team...

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 11:01 AM
 

...who successfully plays not to lose?

Winners.

We played to shorten the game in the second half and lower the chance of turnovers and huge momentum swings. And we actually did go for the jugular on a great (IMO) call which was underthrown and intercepted (not to mention the near miss to Scott in the endzone). After the interception we did go back to trying to shorten the game and it worked.

I really only had a problem with 1 play call and that was the obvious empty backfield Watson run on 3rd and 2 late. I would've much preferred a blocking back or at least a a read option, but that play worked two drives before so I can't be too upset.

Truth is with the O line we had (and the Defense we had supporting the team), I had no problem at all with the primarily conservative gameplan that worked (as is evidenced by the scoreboard).

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 11:01 AM
 

The decision was made at the 21-3 juncture to put the game in the hands of our defense. Offensively, we were all about taking care of the ball. Nothing would have helped the Irish more than a short field off a turnover. AND the one shot we took resulted in a pick. Ironic the fans the OP refers to are worried about being too conservative.

Defensively, we played like Louisville played us. Take away the long strike and keep everything in front of us. Time was our ally. The longer it took them to score, the less time they had to make a game of it. It almost didn't work, but then again, IT DID!

I'll take that 8 more times, then another, then two more.


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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 11:04 AM
 

We haven't broken 30 points against a FBS school yet. How could you not be a little concerned?

We'll see how the offense preforms against the Nerds this weekend. They should be able to drop 30 on their defense.


Relax. We have played two top shelf defenses in a row and

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 11:09 AM
 

beaten them both. We're in great position to make a run.

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Those folks would have hated watching Danny Ford football.

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 10:58 AM
 

Back then it was 3 yards and a cloud of dust, but it was winning football and I never missed a game.


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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 11:36 AM
 

ran their horses to death too.

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 12:52 PM
 

over an air raid offense anyway.

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 12:02 PM
 

with fball today. danny would let the d kick a$$ and manage the game by grounding it out. just look at scores from natty champ yr. I'll take that all day

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 11:07 AM
 

Thank you for the level-headedness. It is severely lacking on here. We were conservative because of the monsoon. And people keep saying "well ND was aggressive and they had success throwing it so much." A genius response said that ND also turned it over 4 times in doing so. Don't you dumpers think they'd like to have at least ONE of them back??

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Posted: Oct 5, 2015 11:33 AM
 

I regret that I have but one TU to give. The same people bichin now would be apoplectic had we turned the ball over trying to "put the game away".


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