Clemson Insider Logo

Go Back   The Clemson Insider Forums > Clemson Fans Only - FREE - Register Today > The Rock
Chat FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-23-2019, 07:42 AM
Robert Thorne MacRae's Avatar
Robert Thorne MacRae Robert Thorne MacRae is online now
Owner, Publisher
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 104,252
Default Is Syracuse over hyped?

I think they are. They got a lot of the hype based on how the Clemson game went the last two years. If not for the injured QB's things would have been different I think. We will see this year if Trevor is healthy if they are worth the hype.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 07:52 AM
talltiger83's Avatar
talltiger83 talltiger83 is online now
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 1,551
Default Re: Is Syracuse over hyped?

I agree with you. The talking heads have to find something to hype so I guess that is as good a candidate as any. With the new QB they definitely have question marks. I think we leave no doubt.
He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 08:23 AM
tigersrule2015 tigersrule2015 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 417
Default Re: Is Syracuse over hyped?

I see a lot of Syracuse fan's hand waving away the loss of Dungey by saying "Devito was just as good" or "Devito is going to be an upgrade", but looking at Devito's play last year he got significant run against only one good team (Notre Dame) and calling it a disaster may be too kind to him. I think they're going to find that Dungey isn't as immediately replaceable as they are expecting.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 08:50 AM
Gvegastiger49's Avatar
Gvegastiger49 Gvegastiger49 is online now
NFL Tiger
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,502
Default Re: Is Syracuse over hyped?

I sort of expect this to be like NCSU last year where we laid down a whooping after 2 years of close games. The difference, and this gives me pause, is Babers >> Doeren. I think we win and Im pretty confident but not quite as confident as I was last year against The puppies.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 06:39 PM
GWBMCSE's Avatar
Tiger Starter
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,185
Default Re: Is Syracuse over hyped?

No "Dungey" factor this year...and by that, I mean luck. Dungey looked perfectly awful when he wasnt playing us last year.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 07:43 PM
mezmrin's Avatar
mezmrin mezmrin is offline
The Gambler - Charter Member - Clemson Insider - Gate Veteran
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Easley, SC
Posts: 5,797
Default Re: Is Syracuse over hyped?

I do not expect them to be undefeated when we play their homecoming game. I think they lose one of their first two games...
Mosh Chops
Apple Sauce
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2019, 07:13 AM
Nebula Nebula is offline
Two Deep
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 702
Default Re: Is Syracuse over hyped?

So we win by another TD last year if TL doesn't get hurt.....but.....

I watched the that game again last night. We struggled with TL the entire time until he got hurt in the 2nd quarter.

He was missing some passes he can obviously make. So yes, nerves were an issue I believe.

Do we win more comfortably last year with TL the whole time, yes. Do we crush them last year with TL? No.

I think the thing the media forgets is how much better TL got over the season. As long as TL doesn't suffer a sophomore slump, we should be fine.

BUT another thing, people all remember Renfrow. We all know how good he is. But I think people forget how much he bailed us out on 3rd downs. He is gonna be missed. Our QBs, from Watson to Bryant to TL knew on 3rd downs, Renfrow was somehow going to get open and if it touched Renfrow's hands, he caught the dang ball.

We are going to miss that. We have so much talent at WRs but I haven't seen any indication that we have a guy that knows how to take what a defense will give him and get open for the 6 yard catch on 3rd down right over the middle.

I am not saying we don't have anyone but we KNEW we had someone the past 4 years. We start this season and I think Renfrow saved so many drives for Clemson over the years. He is going to be missed.

Again, we have the WR talent, but someone is going to have to fill that void of being clutch on 3rd for us.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Clemson Tigers 2018 CFP National Champs Clemson Tigers gear at

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 AM.

Partner with USA TODAY Sports Media Group

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.