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The Tiger's Eye (2016)

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  1. Kapono

    Kapono Walk On

    Jun 28, 2010
    Clemson 2016 Preview


    Clemson is coming off a successful 11-3 season, including wins in the ACC Championship Game and Orange Bowl. Interim head coach, Jasonkapon24 has signed a contract extension after finishing the season 5-0 in his 5 games coached.
    Clemson’s offense will completely change this year under new coach Jasonkapon24. The 5-wide passing scheme will be replaced by a balanced attack led by senior HB Jay Melton and transfer senior Terry McIntire.
    Melton will be used as a 3rd down and speed back and McIntire will be in short yardage situations. Under the new coaching staff Clemson will run more options and will implement the Wildcat with their 2-back system. Melton ran for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore, but just 328 last season and is considered #2 of the depth chart.
    Clemson doesn’t have blazing speed at receiver, but Austin Foster (6’4”), Bryson Moore (6’2”), and Antonio Smith (6’2) will be tough to match up against. Clemson’s switch back to a balanced attack had to do with 2 recruits who will start as freshmen: TE Jeremy Scott and FB Isaac Faulk. The O-Line is solid except for left tackle where true freshman Marcus Smith will have to step up. The offensive success may will on Clemson’s 3 true freshman starters. Clemson’s QB battle was won by sophomore Jonathan Jordan who is known for his running ability. No Clemson player on the roster has ever attempted a pass in college football.

    Under Clemson’s new coaching staff, they have decided to switch from a 3-4 scheme back to a 4-3. Senior DT’s Michael Bradshaw and Kenny Cody should stop the opposing run (combined 619 lbs.) The line backing corps will be led by senior MLB Joel Smith who played very well last season. The secondary is weak this season because Clemson does not have a playmaker at corner.

    Special Teams
    Kicking and punting will both be handled by JR punter Justin Nelson, who will challenge for a Groza award and a Ray Guy award this season. Returns will be split between HB Jay Melton and WR Austin Foster.
  2. Kapono

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    Jun 28, 2010

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Position Name Year Overall Redshirt
    QB Jonathan Jordan SO(RS) 81
    QB Sean Anderson SO(RS) 77
    QB Tim Holley JR 77 X
    QB Mike Price FR(RS) 76
    QB Duane Mayfield FR(RS) 66
    HB Terry McIntire SR(RS) 91
    HB Jay Melton SR(RS) 90
    HB Sean Odom FR(RS) 79
    HB Aaron Harris SO(RS) 79
    HB Demetrius Davis FR 65 X
    HB Chris Silva FR 63 X
    FB Isaac Faulk FR 77
    WR Austin Foster SR(RS) 85
    WR Bryson Moore JR(RS) 82
    WR Antonio Smith SR(RS) 82
    WR Mike Johnson SO(RS) 78
    WR Adam Pettway SO(RS) 77
    WR Todd Wright FR 76
    WR Mike Rivas SO(RS) 75
    WR Kevin Green FR 70
    WR Jake Fine FR 63 X
    WR Andrew Hoffman FR 62 X
    TE Jeremy Scott FR 75
    TE Wesley Petty FR 69 X
    TE Michael Welsh SO 65
    LT Marcus Smith FR 77
    LT Isaac Mitchell FR 77 X
    LG Anthony Ball SO 84
    LG Spencer Ross FR 75 X
    C Lee McBride SR 89
    C Josh McCullough SO 73 X
    RG Jon Johnson SR(RS) 83
    RG Tremayne Brown JR 81 X
    RT Tyree Burnette SR(RS) 81
    RT Ronald Givens SO(RS) 74
    LE John Kramer SR(RS) 89
    LE Courtney Williams SO(RS) 77
    RE Terrence Horner JR 81
    RE Aaron Carlson SO(RS) 78
    RE Patrick Smith FR 75 X
    DT Michael Bradshaw SR(RS) 85
    DT Kenny Cody SR(RS) 82
    DT Andrew Givens FR 77
    DT Darron Butler FR 62 X
    LOLB Thomas Hawkins SO 82
    LOLB Ben Herron JR(RS) 78
    LOLB Ryan Muhammad FR 71 X
    MLB Joel Smith SR(RS) 88
    MLB James Walker JR(RS) 79
    MLB Kevin Melton JR(RS) 79
    MLB Kurt Williams FR 69 X
    MLB Randall Baldwin FR 69 X
    ROLB Clay Baldwin SO 81
    ROLB Eric Brewer SR(RS) 74
    CB Jason Roach SO 78
    CB Jermaine Green JR(RS) 78
    CB Mark Malone SR(RS) 73
    CB Patrick Bailey SO(RS) 71
    CB Mike Lake SO 66 X
    CB Gabe Mays FR(RS) 65
    CB Brandon Williams 62 X
    FS William Walker SR 76
    FS George Myrick JR(RS) 67
    FS TJ Jean FR 63 X
    SS John Burch SR 84
    SS Adrian Fountain SO 80
    SS James Poland FR 62 X
    K Brian Green SR(RS) 76
    K Joe Gray FR 76 X
    P Justin Nelson JR(RS) 94
  3. Kapono

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Week 1 - Clemson Falls in the Horseshoe

    Ohio State 30
    Clemson 13

    Clemson knew they needed an almost perfect effort to knock of last year’s national champion and #1 ranked Buckeyes. Clemson gameplan worked well in the 1st half as they were only down 14-10, but they couldn’t hold on for the whole game. Star HB Terry McIntire was injured in he 2nd, which hurt Clemson’s chances. Ohio State won this game fairly easily thanks to 3 Jonathan Jordan interceptions. Jordan was benched for the 4th quarter and the QB controversy is underway. Clemson begins ACC play against Maryland next week.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    Stat Clemson Ohio State
    First Downs 12 11
    Total Offense 302 303
    Rush yards 200 137
    Pass Yards 102 166
    3rd Down Conversion 3-10 3-10
    Turnovers 3 0
    Possession 14:48 17:12

    Ohio State
    Leonard Harrison (QB) – 10-16 for 166 yards, 2 TD, 7 rush for 17 yards
    Nic Berry (HB) – 17 rush for 93 yards, TD
    Chad Crenshaw (WR) – 2 receptions for 62 yards, 2 TD
    Mike Richardson (TE)- 3 receptions for 53 yards
    Matt Henderson (CB) – 3 tackles, 2 INT
    David Smith (OLB) – 3 tackles, INT
    Steve McIntyre (K)- 3-3 FG, long of 55, 4 punts for 52.0 average

    Jonathan Jordan (QB) – 8-16 for 72 yards, 3 INT, 3 rush for 14 yards
    Sean Anderson (QB) – 4-9 for 30 yards, 2 rush for 37 yards
    Jay Melton (HB) – 9 rush for 92 yards, 3 receptions for 7 yards
    Terry McIntire (HB) – 7 rush for 34 yards
    Isaac Faulk (FB) – 1 yard TD run, 7 receiving yards
    Austin Foster (WR) – 3 receptions for 56 yards
    Clay Baldwin (OLB) – 9 tackles, 2 TFL
    Terrence Horne (DE) – 5 tackles, 2 TFL, sack
    Justin Nelson (K) – 2-2 FG, long of 48, 3 punts for 54.6 average
  4. Kapono

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Clemson Rolls Past Maryland

    Clemson was just 1 second shy of a shutout before their 2nd string defense allowed a Maryland TD. Clemson absolutely dominated Maryland’s offense and this game was over by the first possession. The QB controversy for the was not at all resolved as Clemson ran the ball all game. Last week’s starter was the only player to pass and went just 4-9 with 1 INT. Backup Sean Anderson ran twice for 16 yards. Clemson’s 1-2 punch at halfback ran for 198 yards and 3 TD combined. Clemson’s defense recorded 7 sacks and 3 interceptions. Clemson is now 1-1, bouncing back from a tough loss at #1 Ohio State and looks forward to playing Rutgers in week 3.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    Stat Maryland Clemson
    Total Offense 178 318
    Rush Yards 29 266
    Pass Yards 149 52
    3rd Down Conversions 7-17 4-11
    Turnovers 3 1
    Time of Possession 16:26 15:34

    Clemson Stats
    Jonathan Jordan (QB)- 4-9 for 52 yards, INT, 5 rushes for 14 yards
    Terry McIntire (HB)- 16 rushes for 116 yards, 2 TD
    Jay Melton (HB)- 8 rushes for 82 yards, TD
    Sean Odom (HB)- 5 rushes for 22 yards
    Aaron Harris (HB)- 2 rushes for 7 yards
    Isaac Faulk (FB)- 2 rushes for 9 yards
    Sean Anderson (QB)- 2 rushes for 16 yards
    Austin Foster (WR)- 2 receptions for 36 yards
    Antonio Smith (WR)- 2 receptions for 16 yards
    Michael Bradshaw (DT)- 5 tackles, 5 TFL, 4 sacks
    Clay Baldwin (OLB)- 5 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack
    George Myrick (FS)- INT
    Jason Roach (CB)- tackle, INT, TD
    John Burch (SS)- 2 tackles, 1 TFL, INT
    Justin Nelson (P)- 5-5 FG, long of 57, 4-4 XP
  5. Kapono

    Kapono Walk On

    Jun 28, 2010
    Clemson barely holds on to beat Rutgers
    Clemson 45
    Rutgers 31

    Both Rutgers and Clemson needed wins today. In a game with astronomical running numbers, Rutgers looked like they were going to win when HB Darren Peterson was injured in the 3rd. Peterson rushed for 194 yards on 8.8 YPC. Backup Jonathan Johnson managed 88 yards on 6.2 YPC but was not much of a factor. Clemson ran for 430 yards on just 32 carries and killed the Rutgers defense with their option game. The difference in the game was Rutgers 4 turnovers compared to Clemson who didn't lose it all game.

    Will Ashley (QB)- 11-19 for 126 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT
    Darren Peterson (HB)- 22 rush for 194 yards
    Jonathan Johnson (HB)- 14 rush for 88 yards, 2 TD, 3 receptions for 30 yards, TD
    Dominic Logan (DE)- 4 tackles, 3 TFL, sack

    Jonathan Jordan (QB)- 4-13 for 76 yards, 5 rush for 39 yards
    Terry McIntire (HB)- 15 rush for 201 yards, 2 TD
    Jay Melton (HB)- 9 rush for 176 yards, 2 TD
    Isaac Faulk (FB)- 2 rush for 3 yards, 2 TD
    Adrian Fountain (SS)- 11 tackles
    Patrick Bailey (CB)- INT
    Jermaine Green (CB)- 4 tackles, INT
    Jason Roach (CB)- 3 tackles, TFL, INT
    Jason Burch (SS)- 5 tackles, INT
  6. Kapono

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    Jun 28, 2010

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Week Team Result
    1 @ Ohio State [​IMG] L 13-30
    2 vs. Maryland [​IMG] W 43-7
    3 vs. Rutgers [​IMG] W 45-31
    4 @ Boston College [​IMG]
    5 @ Wake Forest [​IMG]
    6 vs. North Carolina [​IMG]
    7 vs. NC State [​IMG]
    8 @ Virginia Tech [​IMG]
    9 vs. Georgia Tech [​IMG]
    10 @ Notre Dame [​IMG]
    11 @ Florida State [​IMG]
    12 BYE WEEK
    13 vs. UCLA [​IMG]
    14 BYE WEEK
    15 BYE WEEK
    16 ACC Championship Game [​IMG]
    17 Bowl Week
  7. Kapono

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Clemson Rolls Through Boston
    [​IMG]Clemson 38 vs. Boston College 24[​IMG]

    Clemson didn’t seem like themselves against BC but was able to pull out a win despite their poor defense. Clemson allowed 400 yards passing and 474 total yards. Yet again the dynamic duo of running backs, Melton and McIntire were spectacular running for a combined 271 yards. Clemson moves to 2-0 in ACC play but will have to improve to beat teams like FSU. Next week Clemson travels to play a weak Wake Forest team and looks to improve off their performance at BC. Clemson will use Jonathan Jordan as the starter next week and in the future.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    Stat Clemson BC
    1st Downs 9 14
    Total Yards 423 474
    Pass Yards 125 404
    Rush Yards 298 70
    3rd Down Conversions 3-9 9-18
    Turnovers 1 2
    Time of Possession 13:38 18:22

    Clemson Stats
    Jonathan Jordan (QB)- 7-13 for 125 yards, 3 rushes for 8 yards, TD
    Terry McIntire (HB)- 20 rushes for 180 yards, 2 TD
    Jay Melton (HB)- 8 rushes for 91 yards
    Isaac Faulk (FB)- 3 rushes for 19 yards
    Bryson Moore (WR)- 77 yard TD reception
    Austin Foster (WR)- 3 receptions for 28 yards, TD
    James Walker (MLB)- 12 tackles, 3 TFL
    Clay Baldwin (OLB)- 9 tackles, TFL, INT, 3 PD
    Jermaine Green (CB)- 3 tackles, INT, 3 PD
    Justin Nelson (P)- 60 yard FG, 5 punts for 48.2 average
  8. Kapono

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Clemson Recruiting News

    Andy Simmons :3stars:DT- 6'6", 239.
    Speed: C+, acc: B, tackle: C, hit power: C+

    Jeff Justice :4stars:FS- 6'1", 207.
    Speed: B+, acc: B-, tackle: C+, hit power: B-

    Nick Hogan :4stars:DE- 6'4", 239.
    Speed: B-, acc: C+, tackle: C, hit power: C+

    Ray Flores :4stars: DT- 6'6", 254.
    Speed: D+, acc: D, tackle: C-, Hit Power: D
    He needs work but is a very strong block-shedder

    Carlos Watson :5stars: ATH(FS)- 6'1", 192.
    Speed: B+, acc: B+, tackle: B+, hit power: B

    The defensive class looks very good for Clemson so far.

  9. Kapono

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Clemson Stars of the Year
    Terry McIntire (Senior HB)- 1862 rush yards on 7.8 YPC, 28 TD, Doak Walker Running Back Award, 1st Team All-American

    Jay Melton (Senior HB)- 1042 rush yards on 6.5 YPC, 7 TD

    Clay Baldwin (Sophomore OLB)- 72 tackles, 18 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 INT, 8 PD, 2 FF, FR, safety, TD, 2nd Team All-American

    Michael Bradshaw (Senior DT)- 38 tackles, 16 TFL, 10 sacks, 2 PD, FF

    Jason Roach (Sophomore CB)- 38 tackles, 4 TFL, 6 INT, 12 PD, FR, 2 TD

    Jermaine Green (Junior CB)- 30 tackles, 1 TFL, 6 INT, 21 PD, FF

    John Burch (Senior SS)- 64 tackles, 5 TFL, 5 INT, 8 PD, FF

    Justin Nelson (Junior K/P)- 31-35 FG, 54-54 XP, 11-13 from 50+, 33 touchbacks on 92 kickoffs, 31 punts for a 50.0 yard average, 42.8 net average, 2nd Team All-American

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