Bellamy guarantees he will break Spiller's records


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Clemson signee Mike Bellamy told TigerNet that he understands the comparisons between himself, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller. And he welcomes them.

But the 2011 Clemson signee out of Punta Gorda (Charlotte High School) Florida also wants to make it perfectly clear that he is out to help Clemson win games over the next four seasons – and set the kind of standard that has people comparing other running backs to him.

“A lot of people tell me that I remind them of Chris Johnson, and then they also tell me C.J. Spiller,” Bellamy said recently. “I really like to watch C.J. run, and I understand the comparisons because he went to Clemson and I am going to Clemson. But I also want to make a name for myself at Clemson.

“And I want everybody to know that I am not out to be C.J. Spiller, and I am not trying to fill his or anybody else’s shoes. He had some great accolades, and he deserves every one of them. But I am coming to Clemson to win football games, and in doing that I think I can break C.J.’s records. If I don’t break them, I will be extremely disappointed. In fact, I am guaranteeing that I will break them.”

Bellamy said he trusts the Clemson coaches to help him get the ball.

“That is one of my goals, to just let the coaches get me the ball as much as possible,” he said. “I know that I still have to share time with Andre Ellington, who is another great running back, but I am just happy to be a part of those guys.

“And I’m happy to be a part of a great 2011 recruiting class that includes [wide receiver] Sammy Watkins. I am sure they will find a way to share the ball with all of us. I have talked to Andre, and he is excited about what I can accomplish and he is 100 percent behind me. I am just ready to get there and do my job.”


He said he has spoken with new offensive coordinator Chad Morris, and is excited about playing in the offense.

“He asked me if I was ready to rush for a lot of yards, and I told him yes,” Bellamy said. “I feel I can read blocks, and hit the hole quick. I am going to come in and work hard. I don’t think there is really any one player that can tackle me 1-on-1. If someone tries to tackle me 1-on-1, it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack.”

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spacer Bellamy guarantees he will break Spiller's records
B-Meist®
spacer Gotta love this kid's confidence!***
clemsonstud05®
spacer Hopefully he'll win more than one bowl game.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer You sound like a loser. This guy is a winner. Big Differen
charlestontiger84
spacer People said the same things about Willy Korn.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: People said the same things about Willy Korn.***
armsb
spacer Re: People said the same things about Willy Korn.***
Yzracer48
spacer Nice back-hand to CJ's accomplishments...
tigerP94
spacer lol, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. I'm glad you're
tigerdrummer®
spacer Drummer...CJ can't play Defense. His 4 Td's in the ACCCG
colemanfan
spacer Re: lol, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. I'm glad you're
tigerP94
spacer I live in Sarasota and
miamibeachtiger
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CUAtTheFinishLine®
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gimpstang
spacer Boston College game comes to mind for me***
treeclimber
spacer Re: Boston College game comes to mind for me***
treeclimber
spacer Re: GT game comes to mind for me***
scoff03®
spacer Yup still remember standing there in DV, jaw dropped***
clemsonsportjunkie
spacer Ok, after reading the article....
Tiggity®
spacer Re: Ok, after reading the article....
radarby1
spacer Re: Ok, after reading the article....
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Great point! A defense like ours
Smplman®
spacer If you break Spiller's records, you've done something.
CUTigerDstomp
spacer Holy MOSES! I wouldn't have said THAT!
David78®
spacer The young man has no shortage of confidence.***
BigCUFan®
spacer I love the attitude of the kids in this class
cuvatiger®
spacer I like the confidence, but be careful there young stud, CJ
SemperTiger
spacer Amen. CJ had every opportunity to screw up and
Smplman®
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TgrJC
spacer How long until Bellamy tosses a pass for a TD?
mhuyser
spacer that'll mean he stays 4 years like CJ too.***
Motown
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TigerFanClint
spacer That's a bold statement.
mrorange
spacer Re: That's a bold statement.
charlotteobserver2662
spacer No kidding!
deleted
spacer I was thinking something close to that, but my version goes:
David78®
spacer True, but he's putting a lot on his shoulders.
mrorange
spacer My thoughts exactly. The kid should just keep his mouth shut
tigerdrummer®
spacer That's what CJ did? Didn't you just put CJ down?***
colemanfan
spacer Re: My thoughts exactly. The kid should just keep his mouth shut
tigerman90
spacer If he had been used properly his first couple years, CJ
deleted
spacer Rob Spence says "My Bad"***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: If he had been used properly his first couple years, CJ
Dugatiger®
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nickw
spacer I hope Bellamy does break all of CJ's records... but he
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Love seeing this confidence!***
TigerEric35®
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Ridgeland Booster
spacer If CJ had been utilized correctly...
AllOrange67
spacer I still think we might suffer some consequences from the
lcfan77
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wtlawton
spacer Re: Bellamy guarantees he will break Spiller's records
MRTTMT
spacer I love the attitude, but let's see if it holds up once he
1991Tiger
spacer Buford Tannen..."Mighty strong words, runt. You man...
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