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Old 01-01-2015, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mrpeatie View Post
I have three take-aways from the game:

1. Play calling through most of the year was probably playing a factor in Stoudt being a turnover machine- although I'm sure the separated shoulder didn't exactly improve his performance. But the co-OCs seemed to dial in on that better than Morris had throughout the season. The inability to atleast run time off the clock with the offense is part of what killed us against FSU and 90% of our undoing in Athens since the defense was on their backs from being on the field the whole frickin game.

2. A couple of people around the team have basically pointed out that Stoudt always played twice as well when he entered the week as the announce starter. Which either means he went home & cried over losing that spot, he was mentally fried no matter how gracious he was about the situation, or they hadn't taken adequate time to prep back-ups. Part of me thinks its partly the latter after one of Dabo's previous comments about Boyd never missing a game during his stay. I think that probably breeds a little complacency.

3. Our defense has gotten better almost every single week. If it weren't for turnovers and the UGA debacle the Clemson D would look even more dominant. We're still in the hunt for a couple of big players & if we land them this D could be brutal for at least another couple of years.

And in fairness I have to give Stoudt a lot of credit for putting out his best performance when it counted most & their was no alternative. I still think he's more likely to be a male model than continue in any football capacity but he will be the only male model with a bowl game MVP trophy at his apartment. It's funny how one great night can wash away all the disappointments earlier in the season.
Tony Elliot , Jeff Scott and Brandon Streeter did a great job getting Stoudts' confidence level back up and what really surprised me was deciding not just to entirely play it safe. I held my breath when Cole threw downfield but you have to stretch the field and our 3 coaches were able to coach up Stoudt to feel more confident going long. As you said too I am sure his shoulder healing up helped his throwing motion a lot. Lets not forget the O line either. They came through big time for Cole. To top it off the defense was nothing short of awesome(congrats Brent V-you da man!).My brother was at the game and he told me that early in the game he could here some of the players on defense saying as they came off the field that the game was over and that OK was done for.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:09 PM
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I never get tired of watching this- the end of the 2012 Chick-fil-A (Peach) Bowl. What a road its been from that day till today.

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Old 01-03-2015, 03:52 PM
Location: Oklahoma City area
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I'm a fan of the OTHER university team in Oklahoma - you know, the one who beat Washington in the Cactus Bowl last night. I loved the headline in The Oklahoman last Tuesday morning. OU's colors are crimson and cream. The headline: CLEMSON AND CREAMED. Way to go, Tigers!!

Oklahoma State University, 1967
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