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Tavien Feaster Transfers To South Carolina
Posted: 30 July 2019 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Another player looking for greener pastures at another school because he got beat out.  Hate to see the kid go.  He made some big plays in his back up role.  Good hands. I’m surprised he’s picking South Carolina unless it’s a “payback” thing because Bentley going to sling that ball around quite a bit.  With the ACC Coastal down, he could have been an impact player at a place like VT or even UNC.

Matt Smith probably knows this:  Is there any stats on players that transfer and how the do trying to make it into the NFL?

So many of these kids want to chase a dream but the sever ties to a school that could help them in the long run after football with those important “connections” that can produce good jobs and business opportunities.  Guys like Kelly Bryant and Feaster have burned an important bridge and if their NFL dreams fizzle they will be on their own.  This is happening everywhere of course and not just Clemson.

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Posted: 30 July 2019 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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High treason.

Just tells me a lot of the young guys are pushing him, love that.  I don’t really think he’ll find what he wants football wise at UofSC, they still have Dowdle, Turner and some others.  And exposure won’t be any better for him, especially playing such a tough schedule.  Doesn’t get much better brand wise than Clemson right now, starter or not, scouts will show up to the pro day in droves.  He had some good production for us, but he was still behind Dixon and Choice in total yards.

Doesn’t bug me as much as Kelly Bryant transferring out because i think he handled it much better, but it does bug me.

Welcome to life on the top, I’m sure this will be a growing trend with the portal.  Hate to see them go in most cases, but the reasons they leave are telling.  We may not be better off, but we are well off.  Someone behind him people are sleeping on, Feaster saw it first hand, we’ll see it in the fall.

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Posted: 30 July 2019 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Also, I pulled for him at Clemson but I will NEVER pull for him at UofSC.  Bridge is burned just because its UofSC.  I don’t hope he does well, I don’t hope they have a good season, I don’t hope anything for them.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I think Feaster will become a starter as he is better than any RB on our roster. He is better than anyone we’ve had since Mike Davis. Great blocker and a home run threat. I think he made the right decision to play close to home and get the exposure that comes with a SEC schedule. Also remember our RB coach Thomas Brown has coached Chubb , Gordon, and others that are playing in the NFL. He will prepare Feaster for the next level.

I’m not surprised that CU people on here are hoping he will fail. I hope he has 1000 yards and gets drafted next year.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m not surprised that CU people on here are hoping he will fail. I hope he has 1000 yards and gets drafted next year.

That would be a good year for him.  I think there were other places that he could have had a better chance to be the feature back where the team is more likely to rely on rushing like UNC, GT in their new pro-set offense and even VT which is in need.  This is probably a screw you to Clemson and he will get to share the offensive playbook with the SEC…It happens.

Whatever happens, he will be the closest thing to a National Title the U of SC will probably ever have in our lifetime and he will probably lose more games in his only year as a Gamecock than his entire time at Clemson.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I hate to see him go, and certainly sorry to see him go to a rival. I don’t have any hard feelings towards him. He needs to do what he thinks is the best for him and his career. He graduated from Clemson and thought he had a better shot as USC.  I hope he does well, on a team that doesn’t grin, and gets to the NFL. I also hope he loses convincingly to us this year.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I never said I hope he fails, i’m not looking for him to get injured, I just am not wishing him well in his new “greener” pasture.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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He made a decision that would give him the best chance of playing at the next level. He just had the misfortune of playing behind a POY and Heisman candidate. If the shoe was on the other foot I would wish him well and hope he gets drafted. I think he will be good for our team. A power 5 RB from a championship team with 3 years experience he brings a lot to the table. He gives us a homerun threat and takes the pressure off of Bentley.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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legalfee - 31 July 2019 02:45 PM

He made a decision that would give him the best chance of playing at the next level. He just had the misfortune of playing behind a POY and Heisman candidate. If the shoe was on the other foot I would wish him well and hope he gets drafted. I think he will be good for our team. A power 5 RB from a championship team with 3 years experience he brings a lot to the table. He gives us a homerun threat and takes the pressure off of Bentley.

I think the way he did this is really what has many Clemson fans spun up.  CJ Spiller’s jersey was taken out of retirement for him to wear, he went to the rival, he deleted all of his Clemson photos from his Instagram…He really turned his back on Clemson and he’s butthurt..I get it.

Somehow, If the Gamecocks are having a mediocre season I suspect TF will turn up with the “flu” or have a minor sprain or some other malady that will keep him out of the game and he will then not play in a bowl and move on.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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legalfee - 31 July 2019 02:45 PM

He made a decision that would give him the best chance of playing at the next level. He just had the misfortune of playing behind a POY and Heisman candidate. If the shoe was on the other foot I would wish him well and hope he gets drafted. I think he will be good for our team. A power 5 RB from a championship team with 3 years experience he brings a lot to the table. He gives us a homerun threat and takes the pressure off of Bentley.

I think the way he did this is really what has many Clemson fans spun up.  CJ Spiller’s jersey was taken out of retirement for him to wear, he went to the rival, he deleted all of his Clemson photos from his Instagram…He really turned his back on Clemson and he’s butthurt..I get it.

Somehow, If the Gamecocks are having a mediocre season I suspect TF will turn up with the “flu” or have a minor sprain or some other malady that will keep him out of the game and he will then not play in a bowl and move on.

We’ll see. I think he plays and plays hard all season to get the scouts attention. I never was a fan of retiring jerseys. Just do a ring of honor or something. I don’t think he turned his back on Clemson just turning the page. This was a business decision. I think fans get too worked up about stuff that the players don’t even think about.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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CU_Tigers4life - 31 July 2019 03:21 PM

  CJ Spiller’s jersey was taken out of retirement for him to wear, he went to the rival,

I don’t like this part either. I’m not really a fan of taking numbers out of retirement, and this is a good example of what can go wrong.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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  CJ Spiller’s jersey was taken out of retirement for him to wear, he went to the rival,

I don’t like this part either. I’m not really a fan of taking numbers out of retirement, and this is a good example of what can go wrong.

I was originally opposed to taking a jersey out of retirement but having watched Steve Fuller play back in the day it was pretty damned special seeing that #4 win a National Championship, win several major bowls and beat the Gamecocks in all of DW’s years as a starter.

I like putting the names of those players that have honored their jersey number for future players.  Feaster will not be added to #28

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Posted: 01 August 2019 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I’m most annoyed because he got special permission to wear #28. 


I really hope he gets 200 yards per game but the coots go 0-12.  I wish him well and would have preferred he stayed. 

He was our second best back last year and would have been this year too.  LJD had better stats because he only came in when defenses were completely gassed. 


I don’t know why he went to USC which has a mediocre/bad O-line.  IMO VT would have been the smarter choice.  He needs to realize that if he goes pro he will have to move away from momma.  Might as well branch out now.

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Posted: 01 August 2019 11:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Ancient Orange - 01 August 2019 06:28 PM

I’m most annoyed because he got special permission to wear #28. 


I really hope he gets 200 yards per game but the coots go 0-12.  I wish him well and would have preferred he stayed. 

He was our second best back last year and would have been this year too.  LJD had better stats because he only came in when defenses were completely gassed. 


I don’t know why he went to USC which has a mediocre/bad O-line.  IMO VT would have been the smarter choice.  He needs to realize that if he goes pro he will have to move away from momma.  Might as well branch out now.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on it.

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Posted: 02 August 2019 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Some interesting stats on the matter. 

Team Rushing Stats

Rank Team           Att   YDS       YPC Long TD’s RPG
4 Clemson       568   3723 6.6 75 49 248.2
57 Virginia Tech 520 2266 4.4 87 19 174.3
81 South Carolina 444 1986       4.5 69 15 152.8
107 ETN             204   1658       8.1   75   24   110.5


That’s right USCjr only have 328 more yards than ETN with 240 more rushing attempts and got 9 fewer rushing TD’s. How is a team at the bottom of the rushing charts with a senior coaches kid QB going to all of a sudden start rushing better? yikes.

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Posted: 07 August 2019 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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In the mid 90s FSU had a RB named Davey Ford that transferred to the Gators. I thought it was odd then and still odd now.

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