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Old 09-12-2018, 07:52 PM
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Default Final thoughts on the TA&M game

Now that we have had time to digest the game, wanted to share my thoughts. I thought the score would be as close as it was, just didn't expect things to play out the way they did.

You know we have advanced as a fanbase and program when we are upset with a sloppy win on the road, in the rain, against a good SEC team. There were a lot of extreme ups and downs. No excuses for not scoring from 1 yard out. The D and the OLine need some work.

However, we need to keep in mind that even Bama has had trouble against TAMU, Ole Miss, and other teams built similar. Being honest, Bama is the standard we are trying to get to. Ok, so they are 1a and we are 1b. We are built similar to Bama. Big, NFL DL that perform best against standard prostyle or running teams.

So maybe the sky isn't failing. I was most disappointed that we had several chances to put the game away and that's one area where we are behind Bama.

Anyway, ready to see this team improve and correct the mistakes.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: Final thoughts on the TA&M game

I think most don't think the sky is falling, but the expectations this year is for this team to contend for a title. Think most just want to see the issues fixed so the Tigers have that shot.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:58 AM
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Default Re: Final thoughts on the TA&M game

No need for panic, but Coach preaches Best is the Standard. With this roster (talent and experience) plus a month of training and a warm up game, I think itís fair to expect a lot less glaring issues in week 2.

Remember the Kevin Steele days when he would constantly talk about correcting mistakes but the fixes never arrived? Our fan base will not accept those kind of explanations from this team and coaching staff for very long. I believe Coach Swinney understands that and will get things turned around.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:54 AM
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Yeah, I'm not so worried about our defense bc in Venebles I trust. I'm mostly concerned about our OL/TE and if they can improve.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:52 AM
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Clemson should have intercepted the ball 5 times. If they do that, then we are talking about how great this defense is because they would have forced 7 turnovers. There are things to fix, but the defense will be okay.

The offensive line should be the concern here. A&M was having their way with Clemson's interior line. They have to get that corrected.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:26 AM
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The offensive line should be the concern here. A&M was having their way with Clemson's interior line. They have to get that corrected.
Is it correctable? They appear to lack physicality.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:49 AM
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Is it correctable? They appear to lack physicality.
This is the $1MM question. Can it be fixed this year?
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:19 PM
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This is the $1MM question. Can it be fixed this year?
I have not been sold on our offensive line, physical preparation, and technical development for a long time. How many of our guys end up on NFL rosters? While that is not the end, all be all for performance in college it is still a part of the picture.
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