TigerNet Talk #91: Honest Expectations


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Clemson tries to avoid falling further behind in the ACC in their first conference road test of the season. After a disappointing conference opener against Miami, the buzz around this team faded fast. In a few short hours, the expectations for this team, from a number of fans headed south in a hurry and it hasn't changed much since the end of the game on Saturday.



I heard talk of wanting a new starting quarterback, new head coach, new coordinators and new wide receivers and worse. To hear fans following the game is one thing, but to still hear it throughout the week?



Players make mistakes. Coaches make tough decisions. Some of those decisions are probably deemed to be poor and as a Clemson fan they hurt. Just don't give up on this team. Changes are being made, but winning consistently takes time. To throw it out and start over would put us back ten years.



Think back to last season. How did you feel after the Maryland loss?



It hurt, but the team learned from it. This team will learn from last weeks loss as well. Dabo Swinney is building a program and it takes time. There were plenty of bumps in the road in before Danny Ford won a national title. You don't become a contender overnight. There is no quick fix.



It's a process and I have seen tremendous growth since Swinney took over. Have we lost games I fully expected to win? Yes. But it doesn't mean you give up or throw in the towel. There are plenty of goals on the table that can still be achieved.



This team will stay focused on their goals- which are quite realistic. Unlike the goals many of our fans put on this team each year.



Let the season play out. You might still find yourself playing in Charlotte in December and I'm not talking about the Meineke Car Care Bowl.




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Crump®
spacer Oh goodie
Tigerdon81®
spacer Re: Oh goodie
Lawtonfunk
spacer 10 years ago, we were the 5th ranked team in teh country...
RevDodd®
spacer Re: 10 years ago, we were the 5th ranked team in teh country...
Bamatigerfan
spacer And we finished with 3 losses.
Tigerdon81®
spacer Re: And we finished with 3 losses.
Nosmelc_Sregit
spacer Losses to No. 17, No. 4 and No. 6 in the country***
RevDodd®
spacer You don't take over an 8-9 win program and "rebuild", you
Cdixon11
spacer Re: You don't take over an 8-9 win program and "rebuild", you
c_rast64
spacer Its OK to disagree, and there is another side to every
CUintulsa
spacer I prefer my tongue in cheek response
Tigerdon81®
spacer I will agree that the the two losses didn't look good. To
CUintulsa
spacer Re: The problem is that some of the same problems have
Tigerz
spacer mental mistakes in the secondary have cost us...
york_tiger
spacer Re: Oh really? How about the rushing yards given up to Miami
Tigerz
spacer I agree we have given up yardage on the ground... but
york_tiger
spacer By the way....
york_tiger
spacer Re: TigerNet Talk #91: Honest Expectations
Dugatiger®
spacer ALL CLEMSON FANS THAT HAVE COMMENTED.....
clemsonjvan21
spacer Re: ALL CLEMSON FANS THAT HAVE COMMENTED.....
jowest20
spacer LOL.****
Tigerdon81®
spacer Isn't that what we said about Bowden........for 9 years!!!!!***
Cdixon11
spacer 85,000 paying fans in Death Valley wasn't enough support?
Razzmatazz
spacer The premise of this article is disappointing
tigerpawclemson1
spacer Re: The premise of this article is disappointing
jmccurr
spacer Amen brother, amen!***
CharlestonTom®
spacer "Get bitter or get bitter" and the like . . .
El Tigre'
spacer "Get bitter or get better," rather. :)****
El Tigre'
spacer Re: TigerNet Talk #91: Honest Expectations
tigerRampage
spacer T-Net's bias shows again. NEVER point out coaching problems.
Razzmatazz
spacer Re: T-Net's bias shows again. NEVER point out coaching problems.
Lawtonfunk
spacer ^^^ Best post ever.***
CharlestonTom®
spacer Re: T-Net's bias shows again. NEVER point out coaching problems.
LongTimeTater
spacer Re: T-Net's bias shows again. NEVER point out coaching problems.
doctiger
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