Dayum, Clemmins.

First, Justyn Ross announces he’s coming back for the 2021 season, and now this.

The weird thing is going to be reading the preseason analysis of Georgia’s offense vs. Clemson’s defense as strength against strength.

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42 responses to “Dayum, Clemmins.

  1. MudCat's Mechanic

    I still like our chances in the opener.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    No guarantees, but we should be able to work against that. People seem to have figured out their sign stealing techniques.

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    • “People”? You’re basing that off a one-game sample.

      I’d say returning all 11 defensive starters off a CFP team is nothing to sniff at.

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      • RangerRuss

        Mea culpa.

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        I didn’t go as far as ‘sniffing.’ I meant “work against that” to say we won’t get stuffed like we did against Bama in 2015. I believe that if Ryan Day implied he knows Clemson was stealing signs, then the word is out.

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        • Hogbody Spradlin

          Maybe a degree or two better than ‘won’t get stuffed’, something on the positive end of the continuum.;-)

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        • theotherdoug

          Every team is trying to steal signs. That’s why there is Towel Boy and silly symbols on boards.

          Venables is a smart DC that’s been around for years, and he has developed the ability to audible in adjustments at the last second. My hunch is he knows what teams are likely to run based on down & distance, substitutions, and formation. He calls a defense to force a choice from the QB/OC, once he sees the audible he quickly makes an adjustment. Dude is really good at it.

          Monken has also been around for years and is smart, so I think he will be ready for this. Don’t get me wrong though, Clemson’s defense is still really good. A defense full of seasoned smart seniors can be tough to beat. Sort of a better Cincinnati.

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  3. RangerRuss

    That returning intact Clemson D might be a good thing. Suckeyes lit ’em the fuck up.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Agree. They played an All Cupcake Conference schedule, lost to a mediocre ND team and looked pretty bad against Fields.
      Dawgs offense > Clemmons defense.

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    • Yeah, Turner may be impressive against most ACC wideouts, but he didn’t belong on the field vs AnOSU (and I’ve seen more than a few Clemson fans bemoan the same.)

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    • minnesotadawg

      Of course Turner (captain of defensive backfield) didn’t play in the first half against OSU in which Clemson secondary got lit up for 35 points. When he returned, they gave up 14 points….and Skalski (captain of the defense) didn’t play in the second half. Having those guys return ain’t nothing. Like saying that absence of LeCounte and Davis was no big deal when UF lit us up.

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  4. Derek

    If you don’t have any high draft picks on d, well, then you don’t have any high draft picks on d. Its likely their best defensive players are Murphy and Bresee and they just finished their freshman season.

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  5. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    IPTAY is on the mutha

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  6. Clemson really likes their unheard of white guys as they always have two or three who turn into highly productive players. They’ve recruited well but haven’t really recruited the volume that the other top programs have, so they have to rely on coaching guys up. NW Georgia has been really good do Dabo on this front.

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  7. Dawg in Austin

    Getting another year out of this guy and Skalski is going to be a problem for Georgia’s offense. Clemson does continuity pretty well.

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    • Greg

      Believe Skalski is a senior, another GA boy that escaped. Kinda reminds me of a white Mike Singletary…..about the same size and always arrives with bad intentions.

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      • Russ

        I think he’s returning. Plenty of basket weaving classes he can still take as a grad.

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        • akascuba

          He is probably returning to improve his draft status. That says the NFL does not think as highly of him as Herbie did. He in one heck of a college football player that I was was not coming back. Good luck to him after our game.

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      • theotherdoug

        Skalski wouldn’t make the roster at UGA. He’s a smart well coached LB, but he isn’t athletic enough for Kirby.

        Venables always has a few elite players on defense and a few average players like Skalski that he has coached up.

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        • Greg

          He probably wouldn’t recruit him because of the athleticism, but I believe that fellow would probably play with any college team……he just has the right attitude and makeup for that position.

          Probably a 3rd rounder at best.

          Don’t think a lot of people pursued Singletary either….but he just brought his best every day.

          But the game has changed since then, I believe they ran a 46 defense Chicago). Singletary excelled in it.

          You may be right on Skalski, I believe UGA didn’t recruit him either because of his measurables.

          But I believe a guy like that will always find his way to the starting lineup.

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  8. MGW

    The narrative thickens.

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  9. barneydawg

    How do they continue to do this? We have guys leaving that won’t smell getting drafted ( I realize that some of it is due to academics).

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  10. Anon

    If you have no nfl career over the horizon then why not play again. Perks are good and loose 18 yr old college women always show up in the fall.

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  11. ASEF

    So, who does Turner cover? 2-star, only other offer was UAB. Yeah, he’a experienced and tough and comes from a football family. He’s also slow.

    Their safety play was a liability against teams with high end athleticism at pass catcher and a functional offensive line.

    Georgia’s offense, like Ohio State’s, is going to have a significant advantage in space, if the big guys can give Daniels time to see the field.

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  12. Texas Dawg

    Our seasoned offense against their seasoned defense. Our retooled defense against their retooled offense. Sounds like the makings of a hell of a game in Charlotte (with us winning of course).

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  13. CB

    I’ve watched enough Clemson games to know that if 24 is on the back end you’re going to be able to bomb it deep.

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  14. silvercreekdawg

    Clemson’s front four (DL) is worrisome, but the LBs are slow and the DBs had major trouble covering air. IF (a big if) the OL can give JT enought time to throw consistently, I like our ability to hit them for some big plays.

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  15. gurkhadawg

    This ain’t the Clemson defense that humiliated Bama. For one thing they don’t have 3 first round defensive linemen.

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  16. practicaldawg

    If it’s the same defense that played 2020
    OSU and 2019 LSU, I’ll take it.

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  17. bigjohnson1992

    You mean the same defense that gave up 48 to Ohio state? The same Ohio state that scored exactly what we did (24) against Bama on the road in Tuscaloosa? And we had Stetson Bennett at the helm? Color me unimpressed.

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