Jack Leggett: "Right now I wouldn't want to play us"


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Eli White says the Tigers are playing with more confidence
Eli White says the Tigers are playing with more confidence

CLEMSON – Despite Sunday’s loss in the series finale against North Carolina, Clemson head coach Jack LeggettJack Leggett
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thinks his team is not only dangerous, but about to turn the corner.

Since losing the first two games against Wake Forest last weekend, the Tigers have won four of six games – including taking two games and the series over the Tar Heels this past weekend. Following Sunday's loss, the Tigers are 16-15 overall and 7-8 in the ACC, a half-game behind fourth place North Carolina St.

Leggett told the media after Clemson’s 8-7 loss Sunday afternoon that he likes the way his team is playing and that if he was coaching another team he wouldn’t want to face Clemson right now.

“We need some more consistency but I do like the way we're playing,” Leggett said Sunday afternoon. “We're playing much better. Right now, I wouldn't want to play us if I were somebody else because I think we're playing a lot better and with a lot more confidence. We've got more guys playing in a better zone. Odd things happened today that I haven't seen that cost us here and there and it was big at the end.”

With games against Georgia, Charleston Southern and a series at Boston College this week, Leggett said his players need to focus on the task at hand.

“It would've been nice to have a sweep, but we know it's tough to do in this conference if you look around,” Leggett said. “This was a tough team. It would have been nice to have one because every single game is going to come back and help us or haunt us before it's all over. We have to put this behind us and be ready to play on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have to do a better job of that and then we have to go up to Boston this weekend and play well.

“Regardless of what the situation is or what the weather is, we have to go up there ready to play. Every inning, every game, every pitch, every hit counts a little bit more right now. I'm pleased with how we played. I like the way our kids competed this weekend. They competed really hard. They were never overmatched. We had some innings early in the game where we just weren't as sharp.”

Shortstop Eli WhiteEli White
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said he and his teammates feel like they are finally beginning to turn the corner and gain some momentum and know that they have a difficult road ahead if the Tigers are to make the postseason.

“We feel the sense of urgency. We know we didn't play a great first half and that we have to have a better second half,” White said. “There has definitely been some people step up and talk about that and we're all ready to do it. We all have confidence and we have confidence in each other. We're starting to get the thing rolling down the hill and we're starting to feel it. I feel like we're a force to be reckoned with.

However, White said that if Clemson will focus on doing the little things, the wins will come.

“We just have to come out every day and just play our hardest every day and control what we can control - putting good at bats together, making good pitches and making all of the plays,” he said. “That's all you can do. If you do that, the games will take care of themselves.”


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heavydutytiger
spacer He looks like an idiot saying that. Especially now.
Rowdyman
spacer We heard that last year and it sounded just as stupid then !***
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spacer Glad Eli & the other players feel a sense of urgency as the
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spacer In true Clemson fashion, we end Sundays game taking strike 3***
kbtiger®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer So, the opposing teams should be pressing the PANIC button?***
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer One series does not a trend make.
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clemson2003
spacer that'd sound better had they won yesterday.***
freakgeek
spacer SMH, he says this every year.
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spacer Re: SMH, he says this every year.
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BSTiger13
spacer Jack is so full of crap, goes 1-1 vs mid week low level team
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer He really dug a hole saying that. Now we have to go on one heck of a run
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Lost 2 of 3 to WFU and lost to PC...I'm not buying it!
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spacer Unfortunately, I think you're right, it could get really
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spacer What do the facts and stats show?
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spacer We cant wait to play you
NorthAlabamaTiger
spacer presby blue hose loves them some legget***
wyletigr
spacer He sounds like a coot now, are we the best 16-15 team
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frailin
spacer Sometimes critical comments are better left unsaid...
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spacer right now we have the day off***
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spacer Bet it was fun writing this headline
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spacer ...because it would look real bad losing to them.***
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spacer (snicker,snicker)
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spacer ugggggggggh***
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spacer "Right now I wouldn't want to play us"
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spacer I repeat, uggggggggggh***
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spacer Did you really just do that?***
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spacer It would appear so Hammer***
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