Morris talks shotgun snap, going under center and running the Wildcat


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Morris said David Beasley had his best game last Saturday

CLEMSON – Yes, Chad MorrisChad Morris
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has a call to get Clemson quarterbacks under center.

However, Clemson’s offensive coordinator told TigerNet Monday that getting a quarterback under center doesn’t necessarily guarantee success.

Clemson failed on a couple of short-yardage plays Saturday – and it’s been an issue this season - and Morris has come under fire for not taking his quarterback out of the shotgun and getting him closer to the line scrimmage.

“We’ve been in the gun for forever around here, and we’ve been one of the best short-yardage teams in the country over the last couple of years running Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
Quarterback (2009 - 2013)
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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right downhill,” Morris said. “There have been times when we haven’t made it and there have been times when we have made it. It is what it is. The other guys across the way over there were under center the other night and I don’t know many short-yardage situations they were able to pick up. Now, do I have a call to get him under center? Yes, I have a call to get him under center.”

However, he did admit that the Tigers have issues that need to be corrected.

“I was disappointed we didn’t get the ball in the end zone last week and I was frustrated with our ability to pick up short-yardage. So yes, there are some things we have to go in and re-evaluate and get better at. Let’s just say it like it is – we have to get better at it,” Morris said.

He was then asked if putting Adam ChoiceAdam Choice
Fr. Running Back
#26 5-10, 211
Thomasville, GA

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in the Wildcat would be an option, and he said yes.

“Yes, as we look at it moving forward there are definitely some things we have to change and some things we definitely have to do different,” he said. “Yes, we ran it with Andre (Ellington) my first and second years here. We did a little bit with Sammy (Watkins) even, but then it came into Tajh was 225 pounds and we were one of the best red zone offenses in the last two or three years.

“We have to go back and get better at a lot of things and build on that. There are some things we will be limited with, but there are some things we will be able to do with Cole as we are moving forward. But yes, there are some things that will change. Hopefully he will be able to practice because he needs the practice. “

He also won’t change the gameplan too much because of the quarterbacks.

“I am not going to hamstring ourselves with that at all. Cole and even Nick Scheussler – these guys are on scholarship for a reason,” Morris said. “Do we have to gameplan a little different for some other than what we do for others? Yes. But I expect us to be one of the most explosive offenses in the country.”

Clemson’s offensive line also came under fire, but Morris said it might have been that group’s best effort.

“We played five offensive linemen, and they weren’t perfect but they played a whole lot better than what people think they played,” he said. “As a matter of fact, as a collective group, it might be one of the better games they have played as a collective group. I thought David BeasleyDavid Beasley
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#68 6-4, 323
Columbus, GA

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played his best game and thought Ryan NortonRyan Norton
RS Jr. Offensive Line
#58 6-3, 292
Simpsonville, SC

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played his best games. We are going to build on that last offensive drive, because when we play with rhythm and we play with tempo you can see what can happen. We are limited in some areas and thin in some areas but we aren’t going to make any excuses.”


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New Story: Morris talks shotgun snap, going under center and running the Wildcat
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I lol'd***
TigerGrad11
We do what we do and are what we are and that's it.
cutigersJD®
touchdown?! Oh, you mean getting stuffed for -4 yards
AllTimeClemson
Re: touchdown?! Oh, you mean getting stuffed for -4 yards
SouthernTiger09
It was the 1/2 yard line. Losing 4 yards is AWFUL!!!***
Tiger_Fan_007®
How did OL perform on that play - 3 DL in our backfield.***
Tiger_Fan_007®
We've got to get Chad hired away by some school . . .
mrmatt
Re: We've got to get Chad hired away by some school . . .
CinTiger1
Re: We've got to get Chad hired away by some school . . .
clembily
Re: We've got to get Chad hired away by some school . . .
deroberts
Says a lot when that is considered a good game by O-Line...
kbtiger®
Re: Says a lot when that is considered a good game by O-Line...
mnparris
We had five freaking O linemen playing pretty much the
vlastimil_hort
We had five freaking O linemen playing pretty much the
vlastimil_hort
Re: Says a lot when that is considered a good game by O-Line...
stonehengetiger®
Re: Says a lot when that is considered a good game by O-Line...
slumdog
Re: Says a lot when that is considered a good game by O-Line...
slumdog
If you paid your money, you could edit your stupid posts
mpercy®
And we were able to bow up and keep Lville out
TigerHawk76®
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Re: Fleming
Lilnaitch
But but but, Fleming...***
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Re: Fleming
Twinsterb
Re: Fleming
footballmanager
Re: Fleming
41rcook
Re: Fleming
tigerman90
Not really, Cole added 30 pounds of weight in the offseason
AllTimeClemson
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footballmanager
Compounding matters it the fact that Cole was/is HURT.
Tigerdon81®
Or just run a counter or something and race to the corner
attheesso®
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Dugatiger®
This does not sound good.***
CDef
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Foothills Tiger
try this
FORESTTIGER
Re: try this
slumdog
Big, strong backs who fumble***
SquishyWaffle
I'm starting to dislike Fleming, just from having to hear
SquishyWaffle
Re: I'm starting to dislike Fleming, just from having to hear
footballmanager
Re: I'm starting to dislike Fleming, just from having to hear
loyboy
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W8kbrder
Put Kurt Fleming in the wildcat
facman
Re: Put Kurt Fleming in the wildcat
FORESTTIGER
Re: Put Kurt Fleming in the wildcat
slumdog
John Riggins reincarnated. Play him.***
BaronVonBarlow®
Re: John Riggins reincarnated. Morris doesn't know Riggins
WEOWNUSC
Re: Put Kurt Fleming in the wildcat
paws77
As for our last offensive drive,
facman
And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
davidhood®
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
FORESTTIGER
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
mrtom
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
loyboy
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
Tigerluvr
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
freakgeek
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
mrtom
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
slumdog
They see him every day at practice
SquishyWaffle
Unless the coaches feels that Fleming has no desire to get
paws77
McDonalds is still open when Tigers practice.***
Tiger5
Furman Little Girl***
theclash®
Pretty tired of this arrogant pr*ck
uproar84®
Re: And before anybody asks about Kurt Fleming.........
tbennett117®
###!
PioneerG
not really fair comparison, gaining a yd on the play after
jgtiger
Re: not really fair comparison, gaining a yd on the play after
PioneerG
I get tired of the same "emperor has no clothes"
silvavocati
Re: I get tired of the same "emperor has no clothes"
thebravetiger®
Re: I get tired of the same "emperor has no clothes"
thebravetiger®
DOCS had to reach way UP in the WOMB to get Chad OUT
tigerfanjack
What I took from this interview.....
metiger
Boston College game; what to expect?
Prime T. Tiger
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tigerroc82
yeah Coach, why should you change something that's clearly
CM Shack
Re: New Story: Morris talks shotgun snap, going under center and running the Wildcat
ziggy_1118
Hey Chad....not sure any one cares what we did in the
ClemsonSCTiger
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BigDinCtown
Bottom line is Morris & DaBO "Know" we have OL & RB issues &
lightbulbbill®
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GPTigerFan
News flash- Tajh is not here anymore. That's all you need
mahoppes
Hold up...wait a minute!!!
TigerDrewz
Thank makes sense. We need a wildcat in place for UsUc
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