Parker looks for positives


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Kyle Parker was 20-29 for 214 yards against NC State.
Kyle Parker was 20-29 for 214 yards against NC State.

CLEMSON – When backup quarterback Tajh Boyd took the field during the second quarter of last Saturday’s game against North Carolina State and his name was announced to the crowd, a cheer went up for the redshirt freshman.
Starting quarterback Kyle Parker was asked on Tuesday if he heard the applause for his backup or if it bothered him, and he said no to both.

“Not really,” Parker answered. “The biggest thing is, when you have guys that are highly recruited or highly sought after, they are obviously going to have some support. I think all of that is just part of the position of playing quarterback. When things are going good, I am the best player on the field, and if things aren’t going well, then they obviously want to replace me.”

The redshirt sophomore said he takes his support from his teammates, coaches and family.

“It’s all about who you are playing for,” he said. “I am playing for Clemson, my teammates and for my family, and I play for the main reason that I enjoy playing. My teammates – those guys know football. They sit down and see the film, and they understand what is going on. They understand the game and they support me. With all that being said, all I can really do is thank all the people out there who are being positive.”

Parker said that he also understands the old axiom that the backup quarterback is always the most popular guy on the team – but that doesn’t mean that statement is right.

“A lot of those people couldn’t tell you the difference between a draw play and an out route,” he said. “A lot of those same people wanted Charlie Whitehurst’s backup to come in and play, and now he’s an eight million dollar guy in the NFL. The biggest thing is, it would go a long way to have some positive support in this program. We are on the verge of getting this back to where it should be, and everyone in this program is working to get us there.”

Many have said that Parker played better after Boyd made his appearance, but he said he thought he played well throughout the game except for one play.

“I thought I played pretty consistent the whole game, other than the interception,” he said. “That was my perception when the game was over, and I thought that after looking at the film. I thought I made good throws both before and after the interception. I honestly thought I gave us the best chance to win, and I tried to put us in the best position to win.”
Parker will lead his offense into Tallahassee for an appointment with Florida State on Saturday night, and he said he realizes the passing game will have to be on point if the Tigers are to leave Florida with a win.

“The offensive line and the receivers have to play really well, and I can’t make the critical mistakes I’ve made the last two weeks,” Parker said.

“Our defense is playing lights-out, and we can’t do anything to put them in a bad position. I know we are going to have to throw the ball in order to win. Jamie [Harper] has taken a pounding this season, and with Andre out, we need other guys to step up.”


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B-Meist®
spacer Good things happen when you stay in the pocket.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: Good things happen when you stay in the pocket.***
94TigerRG
spacer What Clemson team are you watching?
tigerdrummer®
spacer we don't agree on much, but we do on this.***
deleted
spacer Re: What Clemson team are you watching?
Dugatiger®
spacer I think KP must have been talking about you
jgtiger
spacer yeah, but that works both ways...
dark side of the moo®
spacer IMHO, the reason there are so few sacks is a combination
cutgrfan®
spacer Re: Good things happen when you stay in the pocket.***
rossi turpin
spacer Re: Good things happen when you stay in the pocket.***
oldtimetiger
spacer Re: Good things happen when you stay in the pocket.***
oldtimetiger
spacer Pocket will only hold for so long. Ppl need 2 get open.
BentZero
spacer He is gonna have to look hard right now***
CUTigerDave®
spacer Or he could look at the Defense***
CUTigerDave®
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zharner
spacer I don't get all the harsh words for a Clemson man who's our
Chuckston T-Man
spacer I'm with you, apparently I am reading a different article
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: No doubt he is our best option. I wish he would run for
peanut
spacer Re: I don't get all the harsh words for a Clemson man who's our
nkickha
spacer Dear Kyle. Nobody wanted Whitehurst benched. HTH.
deleted
spacer Re: Dear Kyle. Nobody wanted Whitehurst benched. HTH.
LpoolFC
spacer If you were on the OL, would you wanna bust your ###
deleted
spacer Re: This OL may be one of the better ones, but that is not
peanut
spacer BS... we have plenty of idiots wanting every starting QB
tigertrain®
spacer Yup...occassional look at the board backs that statement up***
RC Tiger
spacer Re: Dear Kyle. Nobody wanted Whitehurst benched. HTH.
jtfox12
spacer Re: Dear Kyle. Nobody wanted Whitehurst benched. HTH.
Dugatiger®
spacer Did you not attend games, I can remember several times
jgtiger
spacer Duga, you and Obed can say what you want but
suthrner
spacer and later, screaming at Procter***
tigertrain®
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dril
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ApexNCtiger
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LpoolFC
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ruatiger®
spacer Well he is QBing better than Obama is running the country
SteveP
spacer Re: Well he is QBing better than Obama is running the countr
LpoolFC
spacer This is a Clemson and Clemson football forum...
sadmba
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Tiger8693
spacer I'm surprised to see the attacks on KP on this board.
hunter61
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cutiger7901
spacer Not really sure what you've seen...
jp_tiger
spacer Hey Kyle, quit opening your mouth!
andylayne®
spacer Re: Hey Kyle, quit opening your mouth!
oldtimetiger
spacer Note to KP and the rest of the team
old Slac Tiger
spacer Re: Note to KP and the rest of the team
gthaker
spacer Re: Note to KP and the rest of the team
c_rast64
spacer hey parker if you want positives...
tgrfan42069
spacer Surprised to see so many folks outright attacking KP.
hunter61
spacer Re: Surprised to see so many folks outright attacking KP.
ClemsonSoldier®
spacer Attack mode is not an unusual occurrence on this board.***
GBS
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ChucktownOrange
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nkickha
spacer Unlike the highly paid AD, Kyle is just a kid making errors.
Razzmatazz
spacer People know when he misses a wide open man and throw an inte***
tigerman90
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mrgrant
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