Just a few notes over the last game and some media quips since that game.
For those of you who missed or do not get the chance to watch The Tommy Bowden Show every weekend, check out TheTommyBowdenShow.Com for weekly showings. You can even get it emailed to your favorite account.
In case you didn’t check out Walkers post on the ULM “decision” to beat teams, check it out and then thank the Football Gods that ULM decided not to decide to beat the Tigers this past weekend.
Please God, place more clouds in the sky for the Furman game, Death Valley is not so much fun with that much of the giant ball of burning gas shining down on you and the aluminum stands. I would however like to see the Dasani, Dippin Dots and Frozen Lemonade profits from this past weekend.
I enjoyed watching Clemson open up the air assault and the red zone passing offense. One question though, are the Tigers practicing the same way? I wonder this as we haven’t had much of an air assault on our secondary and the completions that are occuring for the opposing team seem to leave guys wide open in the middle (re: FSU and LMU TD’s).
The Clemson offense has proven itself to be as scary as the defense with the newly developed formations and playbook. 2 outstanding running backs, 2 very capable quarterbacks, a rediculous amount of receiving talent and an O-line who is playing better than expected. I hope that everything is ironed out through Furman and ready to roll when we hit Raleigh in two weeks. If LMU was the passing practice, what will the Furman game be, Stallion establishment practice?
GT/Clemson, battle of the undefeateds and Game Day on 10/29. Mark it down. Ok so there is one bigger game in the mix but after last years gameday experience between the two, they have to consider it.
Brian Linthicum lives up to his hype coming in as a highly recruited TE from NM. This kid has serious skills and is rapidly becoming a nightmare for defenses as the third, fourth or fifth option for the pass. Two scores in two games as a true freshman is just sick.
Speaking of passing, I am really having fun watching our QB’s have the ability and talent to check down on every pass play. The completion % and 0 INT’s prove that the QB’s know this offense and the game pretty well.
Mark Buccholz is a machine plain and simple. The people around us at the game were commenting on how he could win a competition of placing kickoffs into the bed of a pickup truck if you parked it at the front left pilon. He hit the same 5×5 yard square on every kickoff and has the hangtime to allow his team to get 10 yards or on top of the receiver every time. Not to mention his soccer schedule flights to and from Blacksburg over the entire weekend.
Jimmy Maners is the bionic punter (enter special effects sound “shanananananaaaa”). From the squib kicks against FSU to the 71 yard(!!!!) punt, he and Buccholz have been key men in the new revamped special teams.
I don’t know who our wedge buster is, but he is deadly. The speed down the field and no fear running straight through the wedge is insane to watch. He will kill the receiver, it is his mission and he will succeed.
Chad Diehl will be a fun player to watch as he is developed in the Tiger system. His entire purpose on God’s green earth is to punish people that get in his way. They place him on special teams, TE and FB duties for that purpose alone. Along with Alex Pearson, the running backs have trustworthy body guards leading the holes throughout the season.