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  • Derreck's Avatar
    12th December 2018, 13:41
    Derreck replied to a thread 2020 Recruiting Class in Football
    A Big time WR recruit has picked the Pack. Hopefully I can announce tonight, but it could be tomorrow.
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    12th December 2018, 11:12
    Derreck replied to a thread 2019 Recruiting Class in Football
    Drake Thomas is becoming one of my favorite players in the 2019 class. Drake blew up one play yesterday at Shrine Bowl practice when Sam Howell was on the sideline. Howell said something like "you wouldn't have done that if I was playing" and Drake responded saying "If I could hit you, I would hit you so hard you would forget what school you were flipping too." For those who dont know, Howell is a NC QB who has flipped once and it looking to flip again.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    12th December 2018, 10:57
    I cannot think of a stronger endorsement for the coaching staff than for a young man to forego a scholarship opportunity to instead play as a walk on for NC State! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    12th December 2018, 09:31
    Derreck started a thread Coaching Info in Football
    Just an FYI, several schools are coming after Des Kitchings. Des has been at State 7 years, which is an eternity for a position coach. I am being told that State has stepped up $$$$ wise for Des so all we can do is wait and see.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    12th December 2018, 09:02
    Derreck replied to a thread 2019 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/9937/nick-treco Mallard Creek RB Nick Treco will join the pack as a preferred walk on. How we ended up landing him as a PWO is astounding to me. I would have thought he would have gotten looks from WCU, App St, Elon, type teams and did not. He is a steal IMO and will end up like another PWO at State, Thayer Thomas.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    11th December 2018, 20:59
    The Nittany Lions are 5-4 with a win over #13 V Tech and close losses to nationally ranked Maryland and Indiana. They also have a wtf loss to Bradley. Do not know who Bradley is but I assume he is not a dude but a university lol. I saw the V Tech game. Penn State is very athletic and has some good shooters. We need to be hitting on all cylinders in this one.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    11th December 2018, 19:47
    LSmith replied to a thread OL Coaching Candidates in Football
    I say stay with what is working and dip into the App State well one more time. Been to several games in Boone the past couple of years since my daughter has been there and my biggest take away is that they dominate the LOS on both sides of the ball. Clark is one of the names mentioned for the App State HC position however I believe pretty low on the short list. Regardless we got to find someone good to keep the ¨big guys¨ rolling. That has been our biggest improvement the past couple of years. Doeren´s philosophy has always been to out physical opponents, which is the main reason I support him but the O line is the key in doing that.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th December 2018, 09:45
    Lets post em' here. Here is a name I have been hearing, Shawn Clark. Was the Co-Oc and OL coach for App State. He replaced Ledford when we hired Ledford from App St and is highly thought of as an OL coach. A name I like and will likely get push back from fans because of where he worked. Chris Kapilovic Was the UNC Assoc. Head Coach/OC/OL Coach. The one thing that UNC did well was build an O-Line and that was Kapilovic. He was their best recruiter, IMO, and one of the few on the UNC staff under Fedora that was liked by NC HS coaches.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th December 2018, 09:31
    Derreck replied to a thread 2019 Recruiting Class in Football
    Just an FYI, Miller is the only OL recruit we expect to lose after this. We still have 4 guys in the fold, which is still a large OL class.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th December 2018, 09:29
    Derreck replied to a thread Ledford to Louisville in Football
    Interesting, I am hearing that Ledford will be the OC completely, w/ no CO anything.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th December 2018, 07:31
    Derreck replied to a thread 2019 Recruiting Class in Football
    Triston Miller has decommitted. Not surprised here. He committed because of Ledford. The dangerous thing here is the family are big UNC homers, I hope he does not end up at UNC.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    10th December 2018, 19:44
    Derreck replied to a thread 2019 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/6766/ty-evans QB Ty Evans picks the Pack!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    10th December 2018, 17:00
    Derreck replied to a thread Ledford to Louisville in Football
    Ledford knows our tendencies with the current offence. Things will change with a new QB, Person as starting RB, and a different WR corp. Also, it goes both ways. we know how Ledford likes to game plan, etc.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    10th December 2018, 14:07
    LSmith replied to a thread Ledford to Louisville in Football
    This sucks. I understand wanting to better yourself, better pay, better opp, etc. but not only will he be in the same conference but same division. He knows our offensive and defensive play calling, tendencies, and everything else about us. Really wish there was a rule against that. I realize that sort of rule would have prevented us from getting TOB but so be it. At least have a 2 or 3 season rule. I would feel different if Ledford was hired away from an SEC school and then hired by Louisville 3 seasons later. I wish him well but I don´t like it.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th December 2018, 11:40
    In addition to Garrett Bradbury, NC State also saw tackle Terrone Prescod voted to the third team All-American squad! Bradbury was voted to the first team. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25500665/alabama-puts-four-ap-all-america-team Congrats to both! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    10th December 2018, 08:36
    A chance to pick up another nice win on a neutral court! Go Pack!
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    10th December 2018, 07:02
    Derreck started a thread Ledford to Louisville in Football
    Coach Ledford will reconnect with Coach Statterfield at Louisville. Ledford will have an OC designation of some sort from what I have heard and Louisville has a big budget for its assistants so Ledford stands to get a nice pay raise.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    7th December 2018, 14:34
    Precisely why I would hate to lose Coach Ledford to App. He develops lineman and he and his ¨Band of Brothers¨ has been the biggest key to our success the past couple of seasons.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    7th December 2018, 12:26
    This is fantastic! Not since Jim Richter won the Outland has an NC State lineman earned such a high honor. https://gopack.com/news/2018/12/6/football-bradbury-wins-2018-rimington-trophy.aspx As the nation's best center, it should not be a surprise, but Bradbury was also named a Walter Camp First Team All-American. https://gopack.com/news/2018/12/7/football-bradbury-named-walter-camp-first-team-all-american.aspx This is the first time ever that NC State has had back-to-back years with a player named on the first team squad!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2018, 06:46
    https://gopack.com/news/2018/12/6/football-bradbury-wins-2018-rimington-trophy.aspx Award is given to the nation's most outstanding center
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    6th December 2018, 21:28
    Indeed, this is tremendously impressive! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    6th December 2018, 12:23
    Congrats. DD and staff doing work with these kids. GA is loaded with talent and this kid rose above them all!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    6th December 2018, 08:18
    Ken, I dont believe All-ACC has anything to do with it. You can be All-ACC and not be a top draft pick. Harmon is looking like a first round lock, so I understand. Pratt is unique where he has been injured pretty much all year and he has kids to think about. Basically the trend is to sit if you are a lock top pick int he NFL draft. If you are a lower round pick, you will likely play to try and improve your draft stock. For me, no number of players sitting would affect my support. For others, it apparently will, which I find disheartening. 2 players off of a roster of 85 are not playing, so what? What message as a fan base are we sending to the other 83 players if we dont show up and support them? That only the "stars" matter. Bowl games have always been about the future. Most coaches want them because of the additional practice time. That is not for the guys who wont be back, that is for the next years team. As you mentioned Chubb sat last year. He was by far our best player. Did that affect us? No, it did not. We still had 3 sacks in the game and blew out a solid ASU team. And with the 4 game rule and still red-shirt, we can see some true freshman. Riley, Provillon Meyers, Thomas Emezie, Carter This is the WR depth chart w/o Harmon, that is still better than most college teams.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 22:21
    I think this is the point. Under the current 4 team playoff system most bowls below the playoff games and NY6 bowls have become more "without merit, meaning, or relevance". The argument for the expanded playoff, awarding bowls for each playoff game whether it would be 8 or 16 teams, would give more relevance to bowl games. Granted it would make the lower tier bowls not a part of the play off system less meaningful but I still feel the winners of the Sunbelt or CUSA will still be happy going to the Camelia or New Orleans Bowls. The one thing that keeps potential 1rst rounders in the 4 team playoff bowls, aside from playing for a National Championship, are the insurance policies that the NCAA allows the schools to pay for. Clemson payed for Deshaun Watson's. I don't know what the financials are there but I assume the Gator Bowl is not worth us forking out the insurance policies for Harmon and Pratt. I understand the commitment that you have to your team and institution that paid for your education but I also understand the potential of losing guaranteed millions in one game. I personally would play but I also understand the other side. Regardless the expanded playoffs whether we like it or not are coming. A 6 to 8 team deal is already in the works and we will see it in a couple of years. I am sure it will be expanded to 12-16 teams soon there after. I don't buy the arguments that more games equal more stress on academics or more risk of injury. As far as academics basketball teams play 2-3 games a week minimum for 4 months of the academic year and baseball more than that. Football games are only once a week. Injuries are isolated incidents that can happen at any practice or game. I come from a FCS (back when I played D1AA) background. The National Champions plays at least 16 games. High school teams that compete for state championships in North Carolina play a 11 game regular season and then a 5 round playoff. These are 14 to 18 year old kids playing 16 games. We can argue these points about academics and player safety but the expanded playoffs are coming anyway. This will solve the issue of "meaningless" bowl games.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 22:17
    Good result and a more important lasting legacy to a great coach. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 21:27
    Pack wins in convincing fashion 100-67 forcing 33 turnovers. Catamounts not a good team but has considerably more talent than the first 5 teams we faced. They lost to Wake by 7 and only by 2 to Furman who is currently ranked 25th in the Nation. Now a 10 day break for exams and then a match up with Penn State in Atlantic City.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 19:19
    Serious question, Derreck, because today’s reality of it isn’t too far off this hypothetical question, which I did not make clear enough earlier. All eight named on the All ACC Team refuse to suit up, as do six additional seniors. That’s the hypothetical. You don’t think that would seriously harm interest by a family of four from plunking down about $4,000 to go to the Gator Bowl? Sadly, this question has to be posed, seriously considered, and measured now. Last year one player Bradley Chubb did this. This year, so far, two have. What number of players doing this renders the bowl game without merit, meaning, or relevance? Next man up is for injuries, not voluntary choices to leave the team! Commitment must be a two-way street to remain valid.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 14:03
    Frankly, I am excited about seeing some of the younger guys play. We have TALENT on this team and I am excited about watching them.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 12:59
    Tonight is the night, The dedication ceremony for James T. Valvano Arena will be streamed live this evening prior to our game on Watch ESPN/ ACC Network at 7:00.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 11:18
    Unfortunately, this is a byproduct of the college football playoff, the NY6 bowls, and too many additional remaining bowls. Bottom line, bowl games dont mean as much as they used too. When you have 5 win teams going to bowls then there are just too many. In todays world, unless you are playing for a championship or in a headline NY6 bowl game, there is just no incentive for players to play the lower tier bowls that are projected high picks. I think about Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith who lost approximately 7 million when he was hurt during the Fiesta bowl, based on where he was projected to be drafted to where he ended up being drafted. He was a sure fire top 10/15 pick and ended up going #34 overall. Harmon is getting first round grades so I get it. Pratt is looking at a first day pick, and the fact he is still not 100% healthy, he has to look out for him and his kids. Going from round 3 to round 5 could be more than 2 million if he gets hurt/re-injures himself. If I am going to a bowl game, I am going to support NC State, not a specific player, so that should not have a bearing on supporting the team. So someone wont go because Pratt is not playing? What about the others who have given all they have who dont have the opportunity to play at the next level. We are going to skirt our support for them because one or two players dont play? Its next man up and lets roll! Go Pack!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 09:34
    Well, I'm afraid that I'm not of two minds any longer! This is a very bad trend and it has to stop. The money these bowl games make get split up to all the conference schools, and that money is how the entire sports departments are funded. In short, these bowl games positively effect the lives of thousands of fellow student-athletes, most of them not even on full scholarships. The more I think on this, the more I think the NCAA needs to get control of the situation. There are more aspects to this. At what point, meaning how many of your best players, does players opting out of suiting up impact attendance? There have been bowl games that lost enough money where they folded. Traveling and attending a bowl game represents about a thousand dollars per fan with a ticket. That's money out of hard-working peoples' pockets. I sure know I don't have an unlimited supply! What happens when virtually your entire roster of top players and seniors tell the school, "Thanks for the memories, but I'm opting out!" Do people still attend the game? Especially with Title IX, what male and female sports get axed because of the loss of the millions of dollars of potential revenue from the bowl game that's not around any longer? Wonder how those athletes, mostly walk-on's, would feel about the football players who walked away and caused this? This is what the media SJW's conveniently ignore when they use their bully pulpits to encourage and even celebrate players doing this -- walking away from their teams before the big game.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 08:22
    Germaine Pratt will not play in the Gator Bowl, will focus on 2019 NFL draft.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    5th December 2018, 06:56
    He is defiantly a candidate and I would hate to lose him as well. However, it looks good on DD and State if coaches leave to go elsewhere for promotions. It will attract other good coaches looking to take that next step.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    4th December 2018, 18:40
    Unfortunately for us it is looking like Dwayne Ledford is a front runner in replacing Satterfield at App State. Would really hate to lose him.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    4th December 2018, 13:59
    Derreck replied to a thread Vanderbilt 12/1 in Men's Basketball
    Just an FYI, this was Keatts 100th win as a HC.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    4th December 2018, 08:48
    I still like the idea of ECU in the ACC. I know many other schools would be against it, but I think it remains a logical fit. I mean, on every logical analysis, it's actually a better fit than Wake Forest! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    4th December 2018, 07:20
    I am of two minds. On one hand, the competitor in me just could not fathom not being out there with my teammates playing in a pretty good bowl game against a top 20 opponent. On the other hand, I understand it from the perspective of someone who lost his football career getting hurt when I was guaranteed the next level. Football is unique. While you can get hurt playing any sport, the odds are much higher in football. Harmon is all but a first round lock. While I would like him to play, I understand the decision. It worked out well for Chubb last year. We are deep at WR so one of the other guys need to set up and several guys have the ability.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    4th December 2018, 07:15
    The only thing I can think of is GT must not have shown interest, otherwise I think everyone thought GT. Anyway, you are correct, it is a dumpster fire up there. Just hope they are patient enough with him to fix the mess before canning him.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    4th December 2018, 07:13
    Houston is a fantastic hire, will have ECU turned around in a few years and then will jump to a P5 school.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 20:21
    One more comment... Harmon and every other NFL prospect could get injured in the NFL Combine and go from first round pick to undrafted. That’s the mercenarial world of professional athletics — from millions of guaranteed dollars to nothing in the flash of a single second! In the collegiate world I would expect, and really demand, that the school retain for the student athlete the full five year value of his scholarship and all the team support that goes with it, even if he never suited up in practice or games again! Again, for the love of sport, not money! And while we’re on it, the love also of meaningful degree study to earn a lifelong benefit of a college degree to positively change one’s life! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 20:05
    Exactly right, LSmith! It has become a trend, and in the last several years all the trends in collegiate athletics have diminished team devotion and heightened individual interests. Meanwhile, the media offers a near universal presentation that full scholarship athletes are serfs to the plantation mentality of boosters and athletic departments. I wonder what that would make the walk-on’s, less than serfs! The word amateur is derived from the Latin word, “to love.” An amateur plays for the love of the sport. I have zero beef with Harmon declaring for the draft after his junior season. But, that draft doesn’t happen until months after the college season finishes. So, when do so-called “one-and-done” basketball players start refusing to suit up for conference tournament and NCAA Tournament games? When does the NCAA require that if an athlete refuses to suit up and play that he must repay the full value of his scholarship? The media will bring in a hundred hacks to salute the “courage” of those who will refuse to suit up, but condemn any effort to regain the value of the contract extended to the player! There is no limit to the media’s mania to destroy all iconic values that served our society well for generations. I advocate the same philosophy on both sides. I condemn coaches like Nick Saban for their use of the so-called “college waiver wire” practice, and I’m now adding this refusal to suit up to that same level of criticism. Collegiate athletics are not professional athletics, and they shouldn’t be performed the same with mimics of waivers and holdouts! Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 18:18
    This is a very good hire IMO. Really thought Houston was setting himself up for a P5 position.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 17:26
    Becoming a trend now and especially since everyone saw Jake Butt slide from 1rst round to 5th round because of a acl tear in a bowl game a couple of years ago. Also becoming an argument for expanded playoffs to make bowls more meaningful. Hope Harmon is the only one for us.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 17:09
    Thought Ga Tech would have snagged him. He will get a big pay day at Louisville but that place is a dumpster fire right now.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 14:19
    The Lady Pack has climbed to #10 in the AP poll with an 8-0 record.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 14:15
    Kelvin Harmon has declared for the draft and will not play in the bowl game.
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  • packinjax's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 11:08
    Excited that this game is in Jacksonville. I move to Jax 15 years ago ~2 years after we dismantled ND here and have been wishing for a Pack bowl here since then. Merry Christmas to me!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    3rd December 2018, 09:46
    A&M has opened as a 3 point favorite Just a side note, State will be the visitor for this game.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    2nd December 2018, 20:05
    LSmith replied to a thread Vanderbilt 12/1 in Men's Basketball
    In watching the game last night I saw our clear recipe for success. When the game is tight down the stretch and over half of our 9-10 player rotation is in foul trouble which I can almost guarantee against quality athletic teams going forward, lets all jump on Markellś back and ride him to the end LOL!!! Love this teams effort. I just think with our talent level right now and lack of ¨bigs¨ we will have to scrap for everything we get and this team appears willing to do that. I just think a lot of fouls will be the norm with this team. The one true talent we have I don´t think gets enough credit. Johnson is an elite PG. He blew the ACC out in assist last season and was 3rd in the Nation because of hos unselfish nature but shoots at a high percentage and usually scores when the team needs him. He score most of his 19 points during the last 10 minutes of the game. His athleticism is also underrated because he is freakishly athletic and I would put his ¨hops¨ up there with DSJ (the rebound put back slam against Wisconsin was sick). Personally I feel our best chance at success and making the dance and possibly going far in the dance is for Markell to be a little more selfish.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    2nd December 2018, 19:42
    Cannot disagree with Doeronś player development and the improvement in recruiting. We have had 2 really good seasons, 9-4 last season and 9-3 this season with still a chance to win 10 games with a bowl victory, but there has been one variable that has kept the Pack from having great seasons the past 2 years and that variable is Wake Forest. Why?? Why??? Why?????. Up until 2015 when Dabo took Clemson to the National Championship game and really has not looked back since winning it all in 2016 and being top 2 in the Nation since, Clemson had a term attached to their program called ¨Clemsoning¨. Basically Dabo had improved Clemsonś recruiting to where they had National elite talent but always had 1 or 2 WTF games every season to keep them out of contention for a National title and the Clemson fans called it ¨Clemsoning¨. Clemson got over the hump in 2015. I submit that our games against Wake the past 2 seasons has been our ¨Clemsoning¨. Time for us to get over the hump as well. Do not get me wrong. I am very pleased as far as where our football program is now compared to where we have been in a long time. I would just like to see us get over the WTF game hump like Clemson did. We need to beat Wake in the ground like a ugly, fugly. red headed step child next season in Winston.
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