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
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
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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
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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
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Columbus, GA

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