Boyd, Nuk and Ellington kept us in it, the defense made huge strides last night.
I thought Ellington would have a better game, that fumble almost ended it for Clemson if I’m remembering right. He wasn’t a reason they won. Boyd looked great, so did Hopkins. And the D, what in the world…great game. LSU’s O, no comment.
Dabo’s going to have to drop the bandwagon off at Pep Boys. All you people jumping on, then off, then on, the off, then on again have ruined the suspension.
I didn’t know that pointing out the fact that we needed a win like that after all the disappointments in recent years was what passes for “bandwagon jumping” these days.
It was a little joke meant for CUT4L. Relax.
I think it is safe to say I have been one of Dabo’s biggest cheerleaders ever since he took offer and have taken a lot of friendly fire in that support…....I had a huge meltdown over the last USC loss but my support has been strengthened needless to say…..I wouldn’t call it bandwagon jumping in my case, I would like to think of it as one of addiction having a bit of a relapse and receiving a quick intervention…..lol
As for my pal 4schtz, it is killing him to not go off on a diatribe of how we are terrible…..he is like a soda pop shaken up with the cap screwed on tight.
All the same problems we’ve had all year, but this time we managed to pull it out in the end (w/a little bit of luck…but that never hurts). WE. NEEDED. THAT. That is all.
Come on….You can write an mini novel on why things go wrong and you offer a little blurb over what is considered one of our biggest wins?......I expected a little more from you…....
I know I am going to have to see how far my hypocrisy goes on this win after my last meltdown…...
Well, it was late on NYE & I was drunk. @ that point I didn’t have a lot to say that would have been coherent. Besides, what else would you have me say? Last night was a much needed win, & I’m happy about it, but any enthusiasm I have is tempered by the fact that we’re still Clemson…as Clemson fans we’ve had our hopes dashed so many times over so many years. It was a win, but it wasn’t a particularly pretty win…& no matter how big, one win certainly doesn’t fix all of our problems. So again, I’m happy, but not unrealistic. I’ll enjoy the off-season, & love talking crap to all the SEC fans I know, but come Spring & Summer camp we have a lot of work to do.
There is certainly some good to be taken from last night (many of the same positive elements that I’ve commented on over the course of the season), but there were also a lot negatives (many that fit right into the criticisms I’ve voiced over the last few seasons). As Edna Garrett will tell you…you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both & there you have the facts of Clemson football. I could expound if you really want me to, but I figured I’d just leave it at the fact that we got a much needed win & I’m happy w/that.
Last night was a signature win b/c it came against a top ten team on the national stage…against a darling of the darling conference. I’m happy that we’re getting another tombstone. & as I said (& have been saying for years), it’s a type of win that the program SORELY needed. What I’m most pleased with is the fact that we won at all…b/c we normally aren’t in a position to win games like that, & if by some chance we are we find a way to screw it up. Wins like that need to be more the norm instead of the infrequent exception. Dabo agrees with me…“You can’t win a national championship until you learn how to win games like this.”