Stoudt: "I know I've won the job"


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Stoudt says "I know I've won the job"

CLEMSON – Late last week, Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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sent quarterback Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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a text that mixed both history and trivia, and Stoudt told the media Monday that he hopes history repeats itself.

The last time the Tigers managed to win in Tallahassee, a senior quarterback and first-year starter named Will Proctor went out and helped lead the Tigers to the 27-20 victory over No. 9 Florida St. Proctor started that game despite fans clamoring for sophomore Cullen Harper to get the start.

In 1989, Clemson fans wanted freshman quarterback DeChane Cameron to play, but a senior - and first-year starter – named Chris Morocco led the Tigers to a 34-23 victory over No. 16 Florida State. In case you’re keeping count that was the last time the Tigers picked up a win in Tallahassee before that 2006 game.

Proctor was replacing one of the best quarterbacks in Clemson history in Charlie WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst
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. Morocco was replacing another one of Clemson’s greats in Rodney Williams.

“Coach Swinney talked to me about that. He texted me last week telling me about it,” Stoudt said Monday in the WestZone. “They do say history repeats itself. It’s cool - it's kind of like the same situation. It's cool and weird at the same time, but you're not guaranteed an outcome. So just go out and play."

Stoudt is a senior in his first year as a starter after replacing the record-setting Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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, and Clemson fans are clamoring for freshman Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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Gainesville, GA

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to either start or get more playing time.

Stoudt was asked if he is tired of the questions and the drama surrounding the situation, and he said no.

"No, it's not frustrating. Because I know what the coaches are feeling, and what the players are feeling," Stoudt said. "I know my situation. I know I've won the job. I don't really focus on what other people have to say because they don't know what's going on in the meeting rooms or out at practice."

Offensive coordinator Chad MorrisChad Morris
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told the media several times Monday that Cole is the team’s starter.

"I've said it a million times now: Cole is our guy," Morris said. "Deshaun's going to play. Cole knows Deshaun's going to play. The whole country knows Deshaun's going to play. Deshaun knows Deshaun's going to play. At what point and how much? That's hard to tell."

Morris said that quarterback controversies are nothing new, and he said that he grew up watching the Dallas Cowboys and the competition between an aging Roger Staubach and the younger Danny White. ‘

“That comes with the position. That's what fans are supposed to do, anytime there's anything close to a quarterback controversy," Morris said. "I think (Cole's) kind of getting an unfair shake out of the whole thing. But that's OK. That's the talk of the radio or Internet or fans - and hey, that's a great problem for us to have, let me just tell you that."

Stoudt said that he is blocking out all of the outside noise, and he’s preparing to lead his team into a hostile environment at Doak Campbell.

“Just preparing like it’s any other game, and knowing it's going to be a loud and crazy environment,” he said. “You just know that you have to go out and perform and be the best you can be. You have to go in there with the right attitude and know there is going to be adversity sometimes in the game, get past that and move on to the next play. We are going to make the most of it, let loose and have fun.”


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spacer you can say that again***
Ayejoe
spacer That's Berman's, everybody knows that. BUT, did you know...
CUnext
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spacer 20 posts in over 2 years....not a big fan of CU FB, huh?***
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spacer He does have prettier hair***
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92TigerJohn
spacer Another DA coot that thinks Cole is 5th year...can't y'all
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spacer Thought 89' everyone wanted Michael Carr not
Aikitiger
spacer Don't let the facts get in the way***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Fair cop... what was I thinking!******
Aikitiger
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ninetytwotiger®
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armsb
spacer He went to like UTEP or somewhere
PenthouseTiger
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spacer Point for the Crab Costume idea! +1***
CUnext
spacer Winston didn't play "right out of HS". He was a RS FR....***
SOLOS®
spacer Correctamundo!***
CUnext
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keysersose
spacer is that acoot lurker in the background trying to get his pic***
ragtop
spacer Will Proctor was horrible
PenthouseTiger
spacer Well Proctor did beat FSU.
tigerdrummer®
spacer That was probably the best line we've had since '89***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: Well Proctor did beat FSU.
greene
spacer Certain fans were sure Proctor should replace Whitehurst
apextiger®
spacer Certain fans are idiots then
PenthouseTiger
spacer OL and RB was much better in both those cases.***
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thelegend
spacer In a related Story
Twon2012
spacer when did watson throw a pick?***
jgtiger
spacer Maybe I missed the part where it states the shared %s of other historic Clemson
CUAllTheWay®
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Motor City Bengal
spacer So we are Down only 14-7 in GA. I am assuming Stoudt
tigerfanjack
spacer Again...?!?
pawsitivelytiger
spacer Coach said it way My turn so there--nanananahhhhhh!***
tigerfanjack
spacer Clearly,
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer In 1989, no fans were screaming for Dechane Cameron to start***
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