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

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