Clemson staff focused mainly on Bama; spent one week on ND
by ndzippy (2019-01-12 11:08:50)

Per an analyst at SEC Network (Tweet linked below).

Dabo must not have viewed the Irish as much of a threat. And he sure was correct.


Okay, sounds like it may not be true. Weird thing to make up *
by ndzippy  (2019-01-12 16:36:46)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It’s false in it’s premise.
by 2ndstreeter  (2019-01-13 08:16:38)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

It doesn’t take a week to prepare for a Kelly coached game plan. Dabo already knew that.


He’s an SEC guy trying to explain why The King of the SEC
by 1NDGal  (2019-01-12 17:49:35)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

got absolutely destroyed and humiliated by an ACC team.

Cubelic played for Auburn, then went straight to the SEC Network.


The obvious question: Why would you prep for a month
by dulac89  (2019-01-12 16:07:53)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

on a team that you don't even know you'll be playing? Prepping for Bama for a month not only assumes that you will beat ND, but that Bama will beat OK

I doubt Dabo got to where he is by looking past teams and only focusing their prep on big games.


Who did we prep for? *
by Breadman  (2019-01-12 19:43:26)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


This guy calls BS. (link)
by 1NDGal  (2019-01-12 15:58:59)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Clelin Farrell appears to be saying it’s untrue on twitter.
by IrishGeek  (2019-01-12 19:27:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I’d say that’s a pretty good source.


Sounds about right *
by Camarillo Brillo  (2019-01-12 14:43:36)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Interesting but for the fact that it was completely false *
by oneill3b  (2019-01-12 15:59:17)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Hell Dabo was cracking jokes out there before kickoff
by Camarillo Brillo  (2019-01-12 17:59:07)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

He said nice things about ND after the fact. During the game he could have had his team hang 60 on us.


You are wrong *
by NavyJoe  (2019-01-12 18:30:13)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That’s being generous. *
by oneill3b  (2019-01-12 19:54:02)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


He was cracking jokes before the championship too
by oneill3b  (2019-01-12 18:02:32)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And Clemson stayed aggressive as hell on offense until the last 7-8 minutes. Your claim is just crap.


Just got off the phone with Dabo, he said not true. *
by ND44  (2019-01-12 13:26:27)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Stupid claim. Easily false *
by airborneirish  (2019-01-12 13:18:30)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That silly because Clemson did nothing special vs BAMA
by NavyJoe  (2019-01-12 12:59:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

They just dominated them by playing the way they had all season. Their QB is transcendent and their WRs are awesome. They abused Bama’s young, inexperienced secondary. Clemson’s offensive line was superior to Alabama’s DL...

Their DL, among the best in the history of college football (that’s not hyperbole) was able to defeat Bama’s very good, but not exceptional, offensive line. Tua did not have time to pass and made some poor decisions when he did.


So, the only way Clemson was going to beat Alabama...
by BeastOfBourbon  (2019-01-12 12:17:34)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

was to spend all of their time preparing for them and not Notre Dame?

Surprising that this was the conclusion of an expert from the SEC. I bet he consulted with Finebaum (who was visibly shaken in the aftermath of the Bama tragedy).


Joel Klatt was espousing this theory on the radio shows,
by Tex Francisco  (2019-01-12 12:24:10)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

but I don't think Joel ever made any claims that he knew it to be true. I'm guessing the "rumor" grew from there.


Joel Klatt is a douche of the highest order *
by golfjunkie17  (2019-01-12 13:49:25)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That claim has been debunked
by oneill3b  (2019-01-12 11:21:09)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And Cublic should have known better than to post it. The notion that a major college football coaching staff would ever do that is comical on its face. That would have been an easy recipe for an ND win. In fact Clemson’s coaching staff was concerned about numerous aspects of the matchup with ND’s defense, even more so than Alabama’s.


Why - he has a daily sports talk show based in Birmingham *
by rhodyjack  (2019-01-12 12:02:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Figures *
by supernd  (2019-01-12 12:16:01)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Clemson writer has already said it's false
by bigcrownd  (2019-01-12 11:20:38)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

As has Clelin Ferrell.

"I spoke to Clemson Coaches, this is completely false. “Quite the opposite” I was told. Spent bowl season preparing for Notre Dame. Only spent a week on Alabama..."

https://twitter.com/Mr_Clemson/status/1083771124293476352


This claim has been disputed by other people
by garbageplate  (2019-01-12 11:16:45)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Regardless, we have a long way to go.


Whatever they did or didn't do, it worked perfectly for them *
by The Flash  (2019-01-12 12:03:53)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


But....but Love missed the second quarter! *
by Camarillo Brillo  (2019-01-12 14:47:15)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Shows what you know - we scored three points!
by pmcdnd96  (2019-01-12 12:54:56)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Take that, perfect preparation!