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Comment 15 Nov 2019

This is the only choice because it is the difference between us being Clemson and Clemson being Clemson the last four years.  You trade QBs in that 2016 playoff game and I think the outcome is pretty similar going the other way.  

Comment 30 Oct 2019

It's really dumb and poor scheduling by the B1G.  You would never see this happen to Bama or Clemson.  That said, I think we win both games but would certainly feel better if it were a Rutgers sandwich. 

Comment 05 Sep 2019

Fickel is gonna have the guys ready and a scheme designed to force Fields to throw the ball to beat them.  I expect our defense to be stout against what looked like a pretty average offense.  Fields is going to have to make some plays with his arm to move the ball.  I think we win pulling away in the second half pretty easily if we don't blow ourselves up.  Probably 31-17 or so. 

Comment 29 Aug 2019

Clemson has had virtually no coaching turnover (absurd), if we were still trotting out Herman and Fickell as O/D coordinators respectively I certainly agree we would have won one more natty during Urban's tenure, at a minimum. Heck, if we would have just hired 75% of those guys we probably get at least one more.  

Comment 28 Aug 2019

His biggest weakness as a coach is second wave coaching hires.  Great at building initial staff...cost us at at least two nattys with bad replacement hires on offense (Beck/Warriner promotion 2015/6) and defense (Davis, Grinch, Schiano promotion 17/18).  

Comment 07 Aug 2019

I mean...wasn't this basically being caught on tape?

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Ever since they stopped closing the roads near the stadium on gameday and cracked down on open containers it has been terrible.  

Comment 17 Jul 2019

I think the surprise will be the O-line will be better this year than last year, think our interior play was pretty bad in the run game last year and should be improved with guys actually playing their position (not tackle bodies on the interior) creating better leverage and push.  

The defense can't be worse (fingers crossed), Schiano was a seemingly good guy and recruiter but brutal in Xs and Os last two years against any offensive mind who could exploit the middle of the field.  

Comment 02 Jul 2019

Could not agree more that Day needs to deliver this year to keep the ball rolling.  This is probably the most important year to make the playoff for this program.  We should see another solid draft day next year, being relevant in the playoff and the NFL draft are the fuel for the program and both need to happen to sustain or improve upon what we have been doing. 

Comment 20 Jun 2019

Main two things that all five winners have in common are having a QB who can pass effectively first and a great D-Line.  Those are really the most important two, we haven't had both since 2014.  Last year we would have with Nick Bosa and competent coaching, maybe.  This year concerns me on the QB front...although can't wait to watch Fields in action. 

Comment 19 Jun 2019

That NW game being on Fri night def makes me worry, although it is coming off a bye week so that helps a lot.  Nebraska has a good coach and QB so they could be trouble, but think with that being the first big conference game (sorry Indiana) that one is less likely to sneak up on us.  

Comment 02 May 2019

Somewhere between 2750-3250 passing and 600-1000 yards rushing...hopefully like 35-40TDs combined.  Probably 10-15 INTs and some inconsistency (hopefully less as the year goes on).  I also expect a better running game overall and a better defense meaning, with this schedule, Fields can actually sit in some games rather than having to score 40-50 to beat low level B1G schools. 

Comment 10 Apr 2019

Agree, never been big about following recruiting outside of right around signing day, but now (since the 2017 thread) usually check in on this a few times a week and it is very helpful, thank you for the effort.  

Comment 04 Apr 2019

Think the line is actually going to be better this year, Munford surprised me at his competence last year and either Bowen or NPF will be fine at RT.  I think the interior will be much improved as Pridgeon and Knox were mostly average and Jordan was playing out of position.  Sounds like Myers is ready and I expect Jackson/Davis to be significant upgrades.  

Comment 13 Mar 2019

Was pretty clear the last defensive staff was not willing to change their minds once made up despite on-field performance...hopefully this staff will be more flexible.  Hard to believe there was not better performers on the bench last year.  Borland was obviously not 100% and should not have been playing IMO, excited to see what he looks like after more recovery time.  Harrison was good in spots, great at a few moments, and sometimes bad...Werner was mostly average or below with a few bright spots.  

Comment 11 Mar 2019

1. Players should be paid a share of the revenue they generate instead of it going to subsidize schollies for sports no one cares about.  Any sport that does not sustain itself financially should not have scholarship athletes (Title 9 is the problem obviously).  

2. I think we would have won more titles (2015, 2017 and possibly 2018) if we did not win 2014....think Urban got soft after winning that year bc that was his primary goal when coming to OSU.  

3. Due to the greed of NCUA and sky rocketing coaches salaries we will see in the next five years a team protest by sitting out a game causing significant changes to CFB as we know it today. 

Comment 12 Feb 2019

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Comment 08 Feb 2019

Watching JT try to throw passes in that wind with Braxton and Thomas running wide open the whole game was def my worst live watch for a Buckeye game.  I mean, we definitely win if Cardale plays, all they needed to do was complete one pass and literally the WRs were wide open on every deep route or slant.  What a quagmire of poor decisions that season was.