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TCI reporting Xavier Thomas may opt out of the season.


Posted: Aug 5, 2020 10:42 PM
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Supposedly, he wasn’t at the weigh in.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 10:48 PM
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Hope not, he needs a stand out season


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 10:52 PM
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Can't really blame anyone for opting out if they have health concerns but he better plan on playing next year if he ever hopes to get drafted. Life in the NFL is tough for UDFAs.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 10:55 PM
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TCI is hot garbage.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:00 PM
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:07 PM
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Don’t really understand the reasoning. Could be a big money year for him. I think he may have a kid so maybe that is playing a role. Or maybe he thinks it’s the best decision for him. Either way best of luck. Next man up


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:25 PM
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Would not be surprised if XT opted out and tried to get drafted. IMO he never seemed to be ALL IN and 100% committed. He had his shot last year to have a break out season and for one reason or another it never happened. Good luck to the young man but at this level it’s Next MAN UP!


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:27 PM
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:38 PM
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I agree to some extent but Clemson played plenty of snaps with a 4 man line as well. Only two sacks I think


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:46 PM
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Kid had at least 1 or 2 hustle plays on the back side every game. Those are the plays that solidify a defense and keep them off the field for too long. But they won't get the headlines because it's just a tackle in the stats, not a flashy sack of TFL.

Case in point was Dobbins' 1st TD run in the SFG against the Buckholes. XT had outside contain on the QB and had to wait that extra moment that allowed Dobbins to get a hole. The rest of the line got washed way left and Dobbins cut it back. XT almost got back but Dobbins was too quick. XT played his position though, played contain, and gave the rest of Defense a chance by pushing the runner back to the middle of the D. No one picked him up though.

I wonder if XT isn't going to have the bad luck of being a physical tweeter. He seems to lack the length of the great rushing ends, and it seems that Tackles with long arms can hold him at bay on straight rushes. So I don't know if he fits the mold of the classic NFL 4-3 DE.

Regardless, I love the kid, am super-glad he's at Clemson, think all-in-all he's a great player on a great D-team, and really hope we get to see him in action winning another Natty.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:09 PM
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:15 PM
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What are you hearing judge


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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 1:08 AM
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I am hearing the same, unfortunately.


We lose a few every year


Posted: Aug 6, 2020 4:32 AM
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might be more this year. It just feels different.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:21 PM
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For his sake i hope not. He needs all the game film he can produce. Very underachieving so far it seems. Sorry if that isn't a popular statement. Its just true. His production has been a big disappointment so far campared to the hype he had coming in. He showed flashes as a freshman but, took a step back last year it appeared. Hope this opt out isn't true.


Did you watch the games? He was playing DE in a 3-man line.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:25 PM
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That's an entirely different role from what he was recruited for and projected as... A 4-man line is a different story.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:24 PM
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He’s getting bad advice if he opts out and enters the draft. Like previous poster said he needs a monster year. His tape doesn’t exactly scream game changer. Late rounds at best without a bang up swan song


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:25 PM
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Hope he plays. I think it would benefit home to play. Best of luck to him no matter what he decides.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:29 PM
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Someone earlier posted that he was at the weigh in and weighed in at 272 pounds.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:32 PM
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Yup, just checked. He was there and weighed in at 276, up from last years 265.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:50 PM
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Ok. My bad.

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What report are you seeing? Everything I read says...

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:43 PM
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...he wasn't there.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:55 PM
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It was in the Clemson sports updates. “Clemson announces big weigh in results”. He was listed but there was a footnote that said he was a no show. Sorry for the fake news stuff.

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That would be a disaster for his career. He has spom

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:37 PM
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Proving left to do


Unfortunately, He has not been fully committed

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 11:51 PM
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I realize he was injured for part of last year, but appears to be in the “Coaches Doghouse” quite a bit. He was suspended for the 1st half of the LSU game. In the Spring, he seemed upbeat and stated he had a lot to prove. I hope he rebounds, but, his situation reminds me of the Warden’s phrase in the classic movie “Cool Hand Luke”. - - “Some Men, You Just Can’t Reach”.


It was only a matter of time before the opt our hit here. I


Posted: Aug 6, 2020 12:47 AM
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imagine there will be many more.

I know the word on XT from non-Clemson social media people is that he never has lived up to his hype, but I disagree. I think he has been an excellent player and I have always felt better with him on the field. I don't feel let down by his performance since he's been here one single bit.

I hope he plays this year. That's another bad thing is that some of our greatest recruiting classes ever, evern during these glory years, may only play not three, but two years. That is really disruptive, but I guess everyone else is going through it too.


It would be sad to not see him play...

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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 2:41 AM
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But, there are many people who have real concerns about their health and the health of the people they love. I happen to be one....I am extra careful because of the people I love. Caution for me seems wise.

It does not matter if people think those fears are unfounded.

If opting out for any other reason....it is disappointing. I really hoped for a amazing year for him.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 3:35 AM
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Can you provide the link??


Here’s a copy and paste:


Posted: Aug 6, 2020 7:12 AM
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We are reporting that one of our reporters is taking a wild guess about why a 20-year-old kid missed a meaningless ceremonial team function.

Just in case he has quit the team, we want to be the first ones to report the news.

More to come hopefully. (fingers crossed!)

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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 8:13 AM
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Earlier this afternoon we reported that defensive end Xavier Thomas was one of the players who did participate in Clemson's annual weigh-in.

Clemson football spokesperson Ross Taylor told The Clemson Insider, when it reached out for the reasons on why the players did not participate in the weigh-ins, that we “would need to defer to Coach [Dabo] Swinney” when he meets with the media after Thursday’s first practice.

Sources told The Clemson Insider Wednesday evening that Thomas was "on the verge sitting out" the season. We were also told that Thomas is likely not the only Clemson player that will opt out this season.

We should hear the official word from head coach Dabo Swinney after Thursday's practice.
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I may be in the minority here, but it opens a DE spot


Posted: Aug 6, 2020 6:14 AM
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for the rambling' road show of Korey Foreman. I know he's left on a sour note, but the dude can play.


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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 7:56 AM
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Ajou Ajou also a no show. is he opting out as well?

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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 8:09 AM
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He's coming in from Canada so I wondered if that had any impact however I don't remember reading that he failed to report for camp. I think that news would have gotten out somewhere if true. Perhaps he's actually sick?


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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 8:07 AM
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are quarantined? We know we have had some players exposed to COVID-19 - maybe these guys are missing due to that??

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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 8:23 AM
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That makes sense and I doubt that the university or Dabo will comment on that. If they are actually sitting out then he probably will answer the question when asked. XT is an excellent player and I think his sacks did hurt because of the defense we played (like Beasley a few years ago in Atl). But football is a team sport and we have plenty of players that would like to take his spot, so there is no room for individuals that care more about themselves than than teammate. I am not talking about Covid concerns which may or may not be the real concern but rather an excuse.


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