Balance; BC; Punting; Center
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I know Clemson is just as talented passing as they are running the ball, but in the few games where they couldn't get the run established, why do they keep trying the inside run. It looks like they would try to get an outside run game going and get Travis out in space or maybe even a screen pass to him on the outside.
This is a balanced offense and good enough to take advantage of what the defense gives it. NC State sold out to stop the run and make Lawrence beat them. FSU didn’t sell out completely but they were a top ten rushing defense coming in. The only real issue I have with the offense is the running back screen game. Etienne has dropped a couple and needs to be more patient at times. The outside run game is basically the quick pass in the flats that Lawrence gets out so well. In summary, this offensive staff won’t run the ball when facing an eight-man box and is good enough to take what the defense gives.
We need Virginia Tech to beat Boston College this week. Otherwise, if BC beats the Tigers, they play for the ACC championship rather than us. It looks like the Boston College game is for the right to play in the conference championship.-David
Even if BC loses this weekend, it would be just their second conference loss. Clemson would have to then beat Duke to win the division if BC beats Clemson. There are other scenarios still in play, but I still look at the Clemson-BC game as the division title game. If Clemson wins this weekend, it will be an Orange britches game in Chestnut Hill. With a win this week and next week, Clemson clinches the division. But I do agree that I want BC to lose this weekend to take some of the spirit from the Eagles next weekend.
Mickey, why aren’t elite punters recruited heavily by top programs? I would think the top 5 kids in each HS class would be scooped up each year by powerhouses. For a team like Clemson that has a strong offense, punters are like insurance. You don’t need it until you need it. In a big game (Playoffs last year), they mean a lot. Plus, you get a consistent elite player for 4 years. It seems like most programs give them ‘preferred walk-on’ offers. A great punter can give you an extra 40 yards per game in offense, sometimes more. What am I missing?
I don't think you are missing anything and I agree with your points. I think coaches want to recruit great punters, but it is difficult to evaluate punters in high school. I have seen great punters in high school games and in camps that don’t produce in college. Alabama and Ohio State have had excellent punters as of late though. Other than that, I don’t have a great explanation of why every year some great teams have below average punters.
The Clemson coaches had better stop Cage Cervenka from the habit of snapping the football immediately after the ‘points out,’ with his left arm, the blocking scheme for the interior linemen.
If I noticed that tendency in FSU game; in the future, you can bet that the other teams’ defensive coach will notice that also. Then they will blitz Trevor right into the ground.
That is like advertising ‘I’m gonna snap the ball immediately after my left arm drops.’ Rewatch the FSU game to see what I’m concerned about.
Other coaches will spot those types of tendencies. A part of their job is the search out players tendencies.
Rewatch for yourself! The line coach must correct that or the offense will pay a steep price for ‘telegraphing’ the snap count. It just shows how inept the FSU coaches were during that game if they couldn’t spot that technique from Cage.
It is analogous to a baseball pitcher who telegraphs which pitch he’s going to throw.
The offense better correct this ASAP.
I noticed that Saturday. The center wants to wait as long as possible to make the call he makes for the rest of the line, but he can’t telegraph that. I haven’t noticed it with Falcinelli, so hopefully, that was something Cervenka did in his first start. I would almost guarantee it is something the staff addressed this week.
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