2018 CFB Semi-Final Cotton Bowl - #2 Clemson vs #3 Notre Dame thread

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  1. billdozer

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    Believe it. We'll be lucky if our punter averages 37 yds
     
  2. Trop

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    You can't run??
     
  3. Aaron Nevilles Pet Tick

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    We have the worst punter in the country, so I’m hoping you don’t play defense so he can stay on the bench.
     
  4. clemsontyger04

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    He hits the long snapper in the back on 1 punt then has the longest punt in acccg history. Talk about a roller coaster
     
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  5. FriendsofJtyler

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    We have the worst punter in the country. He must have naked pics of Dabo with a sorority girl.
     
  6. NST

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    Someone on our homeboard described his punts like he’s kicking a 5 gallon bucket of water. It’s attrocious
     
  7. laxjoe

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    Was basing that on the s&p+ preview that was posted just before that. We're very all or nothing, but I don't expect to be able to run the ball consistently against you guys
     
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  8. IrishLAX2

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    Our RB is very good.

    But our OL is pretty inconsistent in getting him room to work with.
     
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  9. billdozer

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    So I guess a 33-23 type game.
     
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  10. NST

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    What do you guys do well/poorly on ST? How’s your kicker?
     
  11. White Tajh Boyd

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    Really proud to be in the only conference with two affiliated teams in the CFP. Very tough to navigate that meat grinder.
     
  12. White Tajh Boyd

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    So many possibilities of what could happen when we punt but few of them are good for us.
     
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  13. Doc Louis

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    True but it's hard to game plan away from Dexter. And even though Notre Dame has no all conference linemen, they're still talented.
     
  14. VoodooChild5

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    Kicker is good. Punter is inconsistent. Everything else is bad. Think we’ve given up 3 touchdowns on special teams this year.
     
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  15. IrishLAX2

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    Kicker is actually quite accurate, though 50 yards is his ceiling.

    Punter is boom or bust.

    Coverage teams stink.

    We’ve given up 2 KR TDs and a punt block deep in our own zone (which led to a TD). The narrative on our Michigan, Pitt, and Northwestern games would have been quite a bit different without those.
     
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  16. theregionsitter

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    Kicker is very good, four year starter

    Punter is widely inconsistent but has generally punted well when they needed it

    Tackling on kick off is the issue, and Nd had a punt blocked for a td by VaTech
     
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  17. NST

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    Our punt returns have been a little bit of an adventure this season with a couple muffs, including a huge one against Cuse that almost cost us the game. But when #3 Rogers gets a chance to return them he’s had some good ones. Had a big TD v BC.

    Our kick returner, #10 Kendrick has made a couple solid returns in limited opportunities. Feels like he’s on the verge of a big play.
     
  18. CaneKnight

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    Notre Dame is trash. Clemson by 21 - 28
     
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  19. theregionsitter

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    3 of the most important players on ND are:

    A 5’10 165lb negative star walk-on receiver from Dayton

    A Hawaiian transfer from Navy walk on SS

    The 3 star starting QB from Sacramento who had no Power 5 offers

    And ND made the playoffs, cfb is awesome
     
  20. IHHH

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    [​IMG]
     
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  21. billdozer

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    Tough to determine the 3 most important for Clemson, but some combination of Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins.
     
  22. IrishLAX2

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    Dino Babers about to be interviewed on the Selection Show
     
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  23. IrishLAX2

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  24. Ian Boooooo!k

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    Sounds super simplistic but this matchup comes down to the OLines.

    If ND's can give Book time they have enough at the skill positions to keep this tight. Unfortunately Clemson seems to have like 17 All Americans in their front 7 so that's going to be a tough task.

    On the flip side ND will need to continue to get pressure with just four and keep Etinne from ripping off huge runs.
     
  25. Trop

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    Can't wait for him to get a big time job. That was a great interview just now
     
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  26. IrishLAX2

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    Really likable guy. Given his west coast ties and their lack of funds at the moment, USC should have fired Helton and picked him up.
     
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  27. Beeds07

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  28. billdozer

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    Just announced as the 4 pm game
     
  29. IrishLAX2

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    We’re the 4pm game
     
  30. theregionsitter

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    Yaaas!! Wicket

    Will be a reasonable time in Europe for us to watch
     
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  31. Nole96SC

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    Kind of feel like this too. The whole time ND was pushing our shit in all I could think was "this is the least impressive #3 team Ive ever seen".
     
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  32. IHHH

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    This is what Nd does, gently raping teams. We will see if Clemson is open for business
     
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  33. BlazingRebel

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    31-17 Clemson
     
  34. IHHH

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    That’s reasonable, I would’ve expected a 125-0 prediction
     
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  35. BlazingRebel

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    Nah fuck y'all but based off the match ups I decided to pick a fair prediction.
     
  36. IHHH

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    Y’all :blech:

    Sorry chase538
     
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  37. billdozer

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  38. wtx

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    clemson by 24
     
  39. IHHH

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    Renfrow is a huge issue for Nd, big matchup to keep an eye on
     
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  40. cutig

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    Renfrow is a huge issue for everyone
     
  41. IHHH

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    Fuck
     
  42. IrishLAX2

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    How drunk are you?
     
  43. IHHH

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    Yes
     
  44. IHHH

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    That was a joke by the way, not very drunk. I am just worried about how Nd defends the slot. Might have to move love inside again but that leaves a freshman outside.
     
  45. cutig

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    Freshman outside covering Ross or Higgins :ahh:
     
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  46. BlazingRebel

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    Will that kid ever graduate?
     
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  47. IHHH

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  48. White Tajh Boyd

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    This is his last year, but Runter Henfrow just came aboard as a preferred walked on and will be on the team next year.
     
  49. laxjoe

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    Wonder who Tim is rooting for in this one...
     
  50. cutig

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    Timber ray is a machine that exists to spit out the most random and obscure clemson facts possible