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Shaq Smith


Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:07 PM
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With Kendall Joseph being out and JD Davis most likely taking his place, can someone explain to me why Shaq Smith doesn't play. The guy was a 5 star on most recruiting websites and has the physical tools to be a good player. My only conclusion is he doesn't understand the playbook and is just kind of on the coaches bad side from a football knowledge standpoint. Wondering if anyone knows anything else?


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:09 PM
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Redshirt sophomore for one so he has plenty of time to play still. He was also a DE in high school so moving to LB is HUGE adjustment especially in Venables system


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:12 PM
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he was definitely a MLB his days at IMG


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:17 PM
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Not until later in his HS career. Was a DE prior to blowing up on the recruiting scene. 247 even has him listed as a DE on their website

https://247sports.com/Player/Shaq-Smith-21501/high-school-34114/


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:21 PM
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https://247sports.com/Player/Shaq-Smith-21501/high-school-136742/


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:44 PM
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All I'm saying is he hasn't been an LB his entire hs career


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:47 PM
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He's been LB long enough lol and longer than a DE now. He's improved a lot this year and has seen a lot more playing time. I expect him to see significant playing time against GT, it doesn't matter if Davis starts....Smith will probably see just as many snaps.


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 1:48 PM
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DOD was a RB until he came to Clemson and he was a starter by that point in his career.


Nope, that can't be right because tnet was mad that

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:11 PM
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the Davis twins were given scholarships. No way one of them would start over a 4 or 5 star player.

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Nice story and all, glad the Judge's children get to see the


Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:22 PM
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field, but neither of them would sniff a start at any of the other schools in the Top 5


I call BS

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:28 PM
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Our defense is one of the best in the country, if not THE best. If they can get a start at Clemson they could earn their way at Bama, Georgia, Ohio State and/or Oklahoma.

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Our D isn't the best in the Country, we have holes in the


Posted: Sep 21, 2018 1:28 PM
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backend and neither would start at Bama, Georgia or OSU


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:31 PM
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And you know this how?

I'm not thrilled about the injury, or that Shaq Smith is listed 3rd on the depth chart btw. But, are you implying that Dabo / Venables are playing Davis as a favor to his father?

I can hear it now..."Brent, I like winning and all but I think we need to play the Davis kid to keep his dad happy" Venables: "Yeah, I hear you coach, we don't want to #### Jeff Davis off".

If Davis is starting it's because he gives Clemson the best chance to win; it's not a chrity case.


Re: Nice story and all, glad the Judge's children get to see the


Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:44 PM
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My theory is Shaq smith is definitely more talented than the davis twins but hes too uneducated to grasp his scheme.


Do you have any evidence to support your theory or

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:47 PM
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are you just assuming he's "uneducated?"

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I've got a theory about posters with a 41% pulse rate, but

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 4:27 PM
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but, I'm probably just stereotyping without any particular proof.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:44 PM
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Maybe because he as 2 seniors in front of him that have significant playing time in big time games and have proven they deserve to play. Nothing against Shaq but he has too much talent in front of him to just take over immediately. He'll get his chances this year and next will be his time to shine. Anyone that don't believe that J.D. Davis doesn't deserve to start needs to look at last year and how he preformed when called upon. #WETOODEEP

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:50 PM
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Starting and snaps are 2 dif things. I can see Shaq and Davis splitting the snaps, BV has raved all season about how much Shaq as improved. Davis has earned the right to start, but the Shaq will be on the field.


how much he plays will depend on score and how much rest


Posted: Sep 21, 2018 4:47 PM
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JD needs- there is not an "or" by their names to my recollection. Couple that with JD's experience in games and particularly with GT's O, this really isn't the type of game where I see a 50/50 split on plays even if they thought Smith was getting to the point of reaching his potential.


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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 5:03 PM
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Tre Lamar walked in the door the same time as Shaq Smith. He is not sitting behind a Davis. Didn't sit behind him last year either. It's a performance/training issue. Dabo and company play the best players. For whatever reason, some Tnetters just don't agree with the coaches. I am not sure what they have as a basis for their evaluation.


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