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Robert Thorne MacRae 03-02-2009 08:37 PM

The Great Dabo Debate
 
I spoke with Jonathan Meeks earlier today and found out the following:

- Meeks will finish his call in March and be all set to enroll
- Meeks will enroll in May along with Tajh Boyd
- Meeks confirmed that he and Tajh will be roommates

"I talk with Tajh and BrYce all the time. I spoke with them earlier today actually."

Jonathan has been impressed with new defensive back coach Harbison.

"He is great. I love coach Cheese. We will have a good connection.

"Coach Napier tells me to keep working hard and to keep running. He tells me I have the opportunity to play early. All the things they told me in the recruiting process are coming true."

Jonathan and many of the other signees will be on campus for the first day on practice.

"I talked to Brandon and Roderick. Most of us will be there for the first practice on the 9th."

jonga 03-02-2009 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Robert Thorne MacRae (Post 375)
I spoke with Jonathan Meeks earlier today and found out the following:

- Meeks will finish his call in March and be all set to enroll
- Meeks will enroll in May along with Tajh Boyd
- Meeks confirmed that he and Tajh will be roommates

"I talk with Tajh and BrYce all the time. I spoke with them earlier today actually."

Jonathan has been impressed with new defensive back coach Harbison.

"He is great. I love coach Cheese. We will have a good connection.

"Coach Napier tells me to keep working hard and to keep running. He tells me I have the opportunity to play early. All the things they told me in the recruiting process are coming true."

Jonathan and many of the other signees will be on campus for the first day on practice.

"I talked to Brandon and Roderick. Most of us will be there for the first practice on the 9th."

Be great to get both of them in the system for the summer and learning the playbook early. Hope to see what they have come fall.

Clemson Fan JT 03-02-2009 09:53 PM

For those of us who was not real happy with the coaching hire We hope his Game Plan is TIGHT and Well worth the heart ache we feel

jonga 03-02-2009 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Clemson Fan JT (Post 386)
For those of us who was not real happy with the coaching hire We hope his Game Plan is TIGHT and Well worth the heart ache we feel

Is this going to be the FIRST CDS bashing over here?

Clemson Fan JT 03-02-2009 10:21 PM

Those who know me know that I still havent seen anything to earn MY TRUST or RESPEcT

jonga 03-02-2009 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Clemson Fan JT (Post 397)
Those who know me know that I still havent seen anything to earn MY TRUST or RESPEcT

Thats an interesting statement. Does Dabo owe you anything? Just curious. He is the coach now. And it would be nice to finally have a coach for everyone to get behind. He was not my first choice as I would have preferred Stoops, but he isnt here and life goes on.

TigerinConstruction 03-02-2009 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Clemson Fan JT (Post 386)
For those of us who was not real happy with the coaching hire We hope his Game Plan is TIGHT and Well worth the heart ache we feel

So you basically will never get over the hire? How have you not just moved on the supporting Dabo? Ever heard the term.....crying over spilled milk? I dont know why people are still complaining instead of just being tiger fans ALL IN for a change!? Come on JT.......you are bigger than that......

Clemson Fan JT 03-02-2009 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerinConstruction (Post 401)
So you basically will never get over the hire? How have you not just moved on the supporting Dabo? Ever heard the term.....crying over spilled milk? I dont know why people are still complaining instead of just being tiger fans ALL IN for a change!? Come on JT.......you are bigger than that......


I am behind him as the Coach of the Team but at the same time I think the leash should be short.............YES I was a Tommy Bowden Supporter so I will save yall the grace of throwing that up.

However.....I think tooooooooo Many Clemson Fans think that Dabo will be the Next Danny Ford (and if so hopefully with out the NCAA Infractions) that if and when he doesnt live up to the HYPE that tooo many fans are going to be heart broken

I for one will be behind him as our coach but my expectaions are still low till he can show us what HE Can do with HIS PLAYERS

See it would be the same if you had a Job at lets say Acme and the Meat dept Manger got the Manager Job over the more Qualified Assistant Managers who were at other stores and looking to move up

It is of my opnion that he did not have the resume to get a High Profile job as Clemson is.......

IF Dabo had been the Interim coach at any other College in America Terry Don and the fans would have NEVER Considered hiring him


Now with all of that said I truly HOPE I am wrong in my assesment and that I have to eat Crow..........but only time will tell

HoaahTiger11 03-03-2009 08:33 AM

i agree. i would have much rather taken a coach with a few good years behind him at coach. but i also believe that given the situation dabo was thrown into, half way through the season, with a team that was under perforing the really high expectations, he did a great job in getting the team to come togeathe and finish stong. Im curious to see wat dabo can do with a team when he has a full year to work with them.

TigerDelk 03-03-2009 08:36 AM

I think Meeks was one of the biggest catches in this recruiting class. We are getting pretty thin in the D backfield.

mezmrin 03-03-2009 01:27 PM

this kid is going to be a stud

TigerinConstruction 03-03-2009 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Clemson Fan JT (Post 402)
IF Dabo had been the Interim coach at any other College in America Terry Don and the fans would have NEVER Considered hiring him

LOL! Hell, if I had been the manager at any other company in the world instead of the one I was at my first job out of college......I never would have made the General Manager at the company that I was the manager at.

Doesnt really make sense does it?

Come on JT, you can do better than that......

jonga 03-03-2009 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerinConstruction (Post 906)
LOL! Hell, if I had been the manager at any other company in the world instead of the one I was at my first job out of college......I never would have made the General Manager at the company that I was the manager at.

Doesnt really make sense does it?

Come on JT, you can do better than that......


Seems like JT has a hard-on for Dabo to fail. Dont get this...he IS the coach now....you can either support him or jump ship....nothing else is really gonna matter for awhile.

Clemson Fan JT 03-03-2009 10:17 PM

No Im just Not ready to drink the Kool Aid as easily as some are........


Funny thing is that as soon as we have 2 or more losses in a row the supporters will have an excuse and then if it continues they will not be able to be found......

Said it b4 and will say it again......CTBs problem was he stood behind Rob Spense.....

Lets hope that with all of the "Buddies" that Dabo has brought on board he will know when to cut ties

Honestly we should have this in another thread if the mods could cut this out and move it to a DABO SWINNEY Thread that would be awesome

TigerinConstruction 03-03-2009 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Clemson Fan JT (Post 959)
No Im just Not ready to drink the Kool Aid as easily as some are........


Funny thing is that as soon as we have 2 or more losses in a row the supporters will have an excuse and then if it continues they will not be able to be found......

Said it b4 and will say it again......CTBs problem was he stood behind Rob Spense.....

Lets hope that with all of the "Buddies" that Dabo has brought on board he will know when to cut ties

Honestly we should have this in another thread if the mods could cut this out and move it to a DABO SWINNEY Thread that would be awesome

While I can appreciate the wait and see thinking....I still just dont even think we need to be having the "debate" over whether he deserved a shot or not. It is a done deal....so while you want to wait and see if he gets it done, I say wait and see if he DOESNT get it done before we debate this again. Of course, this is all JMHO.

jonga 03-03-2009 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerinConstruction (Post 968)
While I can appreciate the wait and see thinking....I still just dont even think we need to be having the "debate" over whether he deserved a shot or not. It is a done deal....so while you want to wait and see if he gets it done, I say wait and see if he DOESNT get it done before we debate this again. Of course, this is all JMHO.

I dont want to debate the coach anymore, we did this for the last 5 years or more....isnt it time to put ALL the focus on the team and see where they go. Dont they deserve undivided focus and attention??

Clemson Fan JT 03-03-2009 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jonga (Post 970)
I dont want to debate the coach anymore, we did this for the last 5 years or more....isnt it time to put ALL the focus on the team and see where they go. Dont they deserve undivided focus and attention??


Not trying to debate the coach at all........I stated my feelings and then the debate started......

No matter how well they work together as a team.....the FOCUS and ATTENTION will be on the COACH Good or Bad this season

jonga 03-03-2009 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Clemson Fan JT (Post 972)
Not trying to debate the coach at all........I stated my feelings and then the debate started......

No matter how well they work together as a team.....the FOCUS and ATTENTION will be on the COACH Good or Bad this season

Then that will be a shame, because the coach isnt the one out on the field.....there are 85 players out there that most are on schooly and deserve to ahve our attention instead of focusing on the coach......JMHO

MuddyTiger 03-03-2009 11:22 PM

I don't see how anyone could see Dabo as "unimpressive" and be a supporter of Bowden. That just makes no sense to me. CTB was not a good coach. He proved that time and again. If we wouldn't have had such a great recruiting class in '08, I would've driven him to Arkansas myself. It was time for him to go.

But I'll also agree that Dabo needs to be on a relatively short leash. I'm not prepared to spend another 10 years on a coach that's obviously not going to get it done. We need a championship in the next three seasons or he needs to be shown the door. I'll leave it as three since there still isn't a powerhouse team in the ACC. If we had a Miami or FSU from their respective glory days, my expectations would be a bit more tempered.

In truth, I think Dabo will be more successful than CTB was. The problem is that's not saying a whole heck of a lot. I'll admit Bowden was better than Hatfield or West...but that's not saying a lot either lol.

HoaahTiger11 03-04-2009 08:30 AM

give dabo a chance. if you go by the sucess he had at the end of the season last year, he seems like a capable coach. sure experiance is a plus but bowden had loads of experiance and look how he turned out. dabo did just as good, heck did better than bowden, and he was only a head coach for a very short time.


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