Scouting Report: Clemson’s Defense in College Station

Merry Christmas to all of our readers! Note, news broke Monday afternoon that 3 players, including Dexter Lawrence, failed drug tests due to the presence of the banned substance ostarine. It's unclear whether they will be playing in the Cotton Bowl as Clemson is appealing and hired representation for the athletes. Unless you've been living [...]

By |2018-12-24T21:39:48+00:00December 24th, 2018|Film Room|20 Comments

Scouting Report: Etienne & Clemson’s Power Spread

Reasonable minds may disagree but Clemson might have the perfect offense for the college game. They are one of only 2 Power 5 teams (Oklahoma being the other) to run for 3,000 yards while also passing for 3,000 yards this season. The Tigers offense is predicated on power and speed, length and agility, stressing the [...]

By |2018-12-20T08:41:10+00:00December 20th, 2018|Film Room|3 Comments

Advanced Stats Deep Dive: Clemson Offense vs. ND Defense

They've been great on paper, but they haven't faced a top-10 opponent like this in 2018. That statement applies to both the Clemson offense and Notre Dame defense, as both will raise the difficult setting considerably in the Cotton Bowl. Why Clemson's efficiency is underrated and will test Clark Lea's "bend but don't break" defense, [...]

By |2018-12-19T15:24:13+00:00December 19th, 2018|Football|6 Comments

Dabo, Venables & the Death of Clemsoning

Notre Dame and Clemson will take the field in Arlington later this month in the Cotton Bowl college football semi-final. On January 7, 2013 Notre Dame suffered an embarrassing defeat at (then named) Sun Life Stadium while a year earlier on January 4, 2012 in the same stadium Clemson suffered their own shameful loss. Slumping [...]

By |2018-12-16T22:06:04+00:00December 16th, 2018|Football|34 Comments

Scouting Report: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence

Few athletes receive the hype that was placed upon Clemson true freshman Trevor Lawrence. Few players have matched the hype like Lawrence has through his first season for the Tigers. Coming off a high school career that saw him shatter nearly every Georgia state passing record held by former Clemson star Deshaun Watson, the presence [...]

By |2018-12-13T13:20:53+00:00December 13th, 2018|Film Room|17 Comments

Advanced Stats Deep Dive: Notre Dame Offense vs Clemson Defense

Wrapping up the advanced stats from Notre Dame's regular season with an eye toward Clemson - how can the Irish move the ball on the nation's top defense? The numbers provide strong evidence that it's time for Ian Book to really air it out. Irish Run Offense vs.  Clemson Run Defense Running into an orange [...]

By |2018-12-05T22:30:44+00:00December 5th, 2018|Football|34 Comments