Watkins says Bellamy not going anywhere


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CLEMSON – The man who is closest to freshman running back Mike BellamyMike Bellamy
Fr. Running Back
#5 5-10, 175
Nocatee, FL

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says Clemson fans shouldn’t worry about the mercurial freshman from Florida.

Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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, the freshman wide receiver who has taken the country by storm, is Bellamy’s roommate, and he said Tuesday that Bellamy is going to be fine.

“He was at practice Monday, just like he is at every practice,” Watkins said. “He works hard at every practice. He is learning the offense and getting better every week.”

Watkins said that the rumors surrounding Bellamy leaving the program are completely false.

“I have never, ever heard that from him,” he said. “We talk a lot, and he has never said that. That is the last thing on his mind. He is ready to play, and he doesn’t want to sit on the bench. When you come in, you want to contribute and you want to help the team.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Bellamy just needs to mature.

“I think there's a lot of structure here. A lot of discipline here," Swinney said. "No gray area. Sometimes that's difficult for young people to take on when your maturity isn't where it needs to be. That's part of the process. He's a good young man. And that's what this program is about - coaching life. It's not just coaching ball. When it's all said and done, if he'll stick with it, he'll leave better than he is right now. He's not there yet. He's kind of your typical freshman. The transition not as easy as some for others. He's a young player that wants to play more. Nothing wrong with that. I want guys who want to play more, but you have to earn it. He's really not a problem. We had a little deal the last week where we sat him down the first half.”

Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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is the starter at running back, and Bellamy is currently splitting snaps as Ellington’s backup with D.J. HowardD.J. Howard
RS Fr. Running Back
#22 5-11, 195
Lincoln, AL

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, and Watkins said his roommate just has to learn what his role is.

“He is a great guy, he just has to get used to his role,” Watkins said. “Of course, Andre Ellington is there. Mike was always the big star in his high school, and maybe he can't get used to his role. He keeps bringing it up, and I keep saying the same thing. It just takes time. He also sees his friend [Watkins] doing it, and he wants to do the same thing.”


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B-Meist®
spacer TELL HIM TO QUIT FANNING THE FLAMES!***
jonnyboy
spacer He just pi$$ed on the embers.***
Smiling Tiger®
spacer is that in the scout handbook?***
deadsolidperfect®
spacer Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
klemsontigers7
spacer Because we'll read it
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
davidhood®
spacer QUIT READING THIS DRIVEL AND DO YOUR JOB!***
jonnyboy
spacer Landblasted***
CTiger423®
spacer You CAN'T be serious....
BengalBen
spacer I am***
ChapinTiger1
spacer and don't call me Shirley.......wait***
ChapinTiger1
spacer So....do call you Shirley?
tkd2000®
spacer white or wheat?***
ChapinTiger1
spacer Let's go with white...I don't like healthy stuff.***
tkd2000®
spacer David - If you are going to quote Watkins do it accurately
orangeblood10
spacer Because that's what good writers do.***
josephg®
spacer Re: Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Could you be any more of an #######?
ATigersL®
spacer Re: Why did David Hood even ask Watkins about it?
ChucktownOrange
spacer Even though it is not his place to have to comment on this
CUTigerDave®
spacer Ignore the smoke!
Chuckston T-Man
spacer You know what they say. Where there's smoke, there's....
BengalBen
spacer and I thought it was: "Where there's smoke, there's
tigrjm76®
spacer LET THIS DIE WATKINS WHY ARE YOU HATING THE TEAM?***
deleted
spacer Why is Sammy in a closet?***
augustatigerfan
spacer Same reasone we keep nukes in silos. Too much awesome
Das Tiger
spacer Nuke prefers no "s" after his first name . . . just sayin'..***
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer Maybe he was checking on Adam James...***
CM Shack
spacer Geez....wonder what the next idiotic, unfounded thread
tigrjm76®
spacer The uniform color debate is looking pretty good
CUfan75®
spacer you don't understand the panic generated from his name being
ArmyRanger28®
spacer Watkins? CLOSET? Is that YOU Mike Leach? R. Kelly???
charlestontiger84
spacer Oh my gosh...
DoggyDoc7
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rundahill
spacer God it feels so good ...
icebucket
spacer EVERYONE!
Prime T. Tiger
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chawley24
spacer Articles like this need to STOP
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