“If we come out and beat Georgia, not just beat ‘em but beat the mess out of ‘em like we should, I don’t see no problems in getting started in the right direction. I don’t have disrespect for them or for nobody else, I just believe we can be just the kind of team we want to be, the talent is here, we know how to win.” – Sammy Watkins, The Greenville News, 6/30/13
I’m sure this has already been slapped up on the ol’ bulletin board at Butts-Mehre, but I’m having a hard time getting that worked up about Sammy Watkins’ bravado. For one thing, he qualified the whole thing with an “if”. For another, you’re supposed to believe in your team. (Not to mention I suspect Sammy is going to have a pretty good night against Georgia’s secondary.)
But I do question his knowledge of history. When’s the last time over the course of a season Clemson was the team its players wanted it to be?