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Old 01-13-2011, 10:45 PM
CLE802A CLE802A is offline
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Smile Lane's De-commitment Raises Question:

Clemson currently has Ellington (5-10, 180), and McDowell (5-9, 185), and is bringing in Bellamy (5-10, 190) I have heard that Bellamy is on the short end of that 190 by a substantial amount. IMO, Bellamy is more of a scat-back, around-the-edge type of tailback like Ellington and McDowell, and Spiller before them. Not the type of bigger, bruising RB you use for up-the-gut power rushes for needed short gains like Davis was used for, and like Harper was (supposedly) used for. You lose Harper to the draft, and now cut loose Lane, who was projected to be that type of big back.

How will this impact Clemson's offense under Morris? I imagine use Boyd primarily for the 3rd-and short runs up the middle?
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Lane's De-commitment Raises Question:

We still have Demont Buice [ 6'1 220 4.48] from Gadsden, AL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuEvQzWuI1E


and D.J. Howard [ 6'0 200 4.5] from Lincoln, AL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kIuS...eature=related

who both redshirted last year.

what i like about both is...it seems that they both follow their blocks and fall forward when hit. I do expect 1 or maybe both to switch to Defense in the future if Clemson lands another stud RB in next season...unless they surprise us [like i have a feeling they will]
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:33 AM
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Clemson currently has Ellington (5-10, 180), and McDowell (5-9, 185), and is bringing in Bellamy (5-10, 190) I have heard that Bellamy is on the short end of that 190 by a substantial amount. IMO, Bellamy is more of a scat-back, around-the-edge type of tailback like Ellington and McDowell, and Spiller before them. Not the type of bigger, bruising RB you use for up-the-gut power rushes for needed short gains like Davis was used for, and like Harper was (supposedly) used for. You lose Harper to the draft, and now cut loose Lane, who was projected to be that type of big back.

How will this impact Clemson's offense under Morris? I imagine use Boyd primarily for the 3rd-and short runs up the middle?

I would wait to see if Clemson can actually get into a 3rd and short situation before worrying about who would get the ball. lol
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:16 PM
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I get the feeling we will go hard after Mike Davis (Jame's brother). RB won't be a huge need, but I think the staff would take him and there is a 5 star oversign back worth taking too.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:20 PM
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Ummmm Clea, I respect your question as a Cock fan, but we pulled Lanes offer. Your subject title reads differently...just to set the record straight on that
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:43 PM
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I get the feeling we will go hard after Mike Davis (Jame's brother). RB won't be a huge need, but I think the staff would take him and there is a 5 star oversign back worth taking too.
Davis does sound like he would fit the bill, and he's being projected by several sites as the top RB in GA for the 2012 cycle. I seem to remember reading this past month where Davis named USC as his early leader....I know we'd be happy to have him Join Salley, who is being projected as the top RB in SC for 2012, and who's already committed to us.....

In any regard, I mentioned Morris utilizing Boyd because he's shown in his brief time in the college coaching ranks to have no problem using his QB for heavy-duty rushing. At Tulsa, their QB was his top rusher by a substantial amount: doesn't show well by his net yards because he had a lot of minus yardage, probably from sacks. But he had essentially twice as many carries as the next rusher for the Hurricanes, and was the team leader in yardage per game. I wonder if Boyd would be durable enough for that type of work load....

Which also brings up another point that's interesting: Boyd was considered by Rivals as a "pro-style" QB. He really has no back-up from the 2010 class, although CU signed 3 QBs in this year's class. However, I see that Rivals lists all 3 of those as "pro-style" QBs as well. How will these QBs fit into Morris' spread-style offensive system, that seems to heavily rely on them running with the ball? His QB at Tulsa - G.J. Kinne - was a "dual-threat" QB...he also led the team in rushing in 2009 as well, before Morris took over...
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:46 PM
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Ummmm Clea, I respect your question as a Cock fan, but we pulled Lanes offer. Your subject title reads differently...just to set the record straight on that
Yep, that's correct....I can't even remember what led me to title this thread this way....perhaps it was immediately after the de-commitment, but before the full news came out. But whatever. I certainly know now that CU did pull the offer from Lane, and it's apparent that Lane even tried afterwards to persuade the coaching staff to give it back, but failed to do so for whatever reasons. Sorry if the title is misleading.....
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:52 PM
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We dont have one, plain and simple. A good one at least. We are still a finesse team and that isnt going to work well except against scrubs
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:40 PM
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Davis does sound like he would fit the bill, and he's being projected by several sites as the top RB in GA for the 2012 cycle. I seem to remember reading this past month where Davis named USC as his early leader....I know we'd be happy to have him Join Salley, who is being projected as the top RB in SC for 2012, and who's already committed to us.....

In any regard, I mentioned Morris utilizing Boyd because he's shown in his brief time in the college coaching ranks to have no problem using his QB for heavy-duty rushing. At Tulsa, their QB was his top rusher by a substantial amount: doesn't show well by his net yards because he had a lot of minus yardage, probably from sacks. But he had essentially twice as many carries as the next rusher for the Hurricanes, and was the team leader in yardage per game. I wonder if Boyd would be durable enough for that type of work load....

Which also brings up another point that's interesting: Boyd was considered by Rivals as a "pro-style" QB. He really has no back-up from the 2010 class, although CU signed 3 QBs in this year's class. However, I see that Rivals lists all 3 of those as "pro-style" QBs as well. How will these QBs fit into Morris' spread-style offensive system, that seems to heavily rely on them running with the ball? His QB at Tulsa - G.J. Kinne - was a "dual-threat" QB...he also led the team in rushing in 2009 as well, before Morris took over...

Boyd will be a fine running. If you look at his Junior year highlights you can see him doing a lot of read options and QB keepers. That's the same with McNeal...he has a nice arm but can run also if need be.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:31 AM
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Davis does sound like he would fit the bill, and he's being projected by several sites as the top RB in GA for the 2012 cycle. I seem to remember reading this past month where Davis named USC as his early leader....I know we'd be happy to have him Join Salley, who is being projected as the top RB in SC for 2012, and who's already committed to us.....

In any regard, I mentioned Morris utilizing Boyd because he's shown in his brief time in the college coaching ranks to have no problem using his QB for heavy-duty rushing. At Tulsa, their QB was his top rusher by a substantial amount: doesn't show well by his net yards because he had a lot of minus yardage, probably from sacks. But he had essentially twice as many carries as the next rusher for the Hurricanes, and was the team leader in yardage per game. I wonder if Boyd would be durable enough for that type of work load....

Which also brings up another point that's interesting: Boyd was considered by Rivals as a "pro-style" QB. He really has no back-up from the 2010 class, although CU signed 3 QBs in this year's class. However, I see that Rivals lists all 3 of those as "pro-style" QBs as well. How will these QBs fit into Morris' spread-style offensive system, that seems to heavily rely on them running with the ball? His QB at Tulsa - G.J. Kinne - was a "dual-threat" QB...he also led the team in rushing in 2009 as well, before Morris took over...
This is what I hate about college football the most. The huge fluctuation of players and you want to know all of their names, especially who Clemson is recruiting. Players come in, they get kicked off, transfer, quit, redshirted. Not to mention there are 100+ of them unlike the NFL where you have many of the same guys every season.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:09 AM
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This is what I hate about college football the most. The huge fluctuation of players and you want to know all of their names, especially who Clemson is recruiting. Players come in, they get kicked off, transfer, quit, redshirted. Not to mention there are 100+ of them unlike the NFL where you have many of the same guys every season.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:53 PM
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Lane has been horrible at Tennessee. We missed on RB that year.
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