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I've been wondering about this recently. Lets say Clemson keeps winning 9-11 games for the next 3 years, but they lose those 3 games to USC, making it 7 losses in a row against us. Does Clemson keep him on because of their success against everyone else, or do their fire him because of his lack of success against us?
Please note: I'm not saying they will win 9-11 for the next 3 years, but saying it for the sake of talking about how important games against their rival is to them.
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I believe it is all predicated on what happens with the hire after Chad. That is what Dabo will be taxed with. If he hires a dud and they suffer he will be exposed. (or hires Jeff Scott)
They will win 9 games because they play in a conference of jokes. We can only hope FSU and Miami return to some of their past glory.
Do you realize that FSU hasn't won in Death Valley since 2001? That is nuts.
If he loses this year Iptay will go ballistic and while I don't think he would lose his job I think his BS act in Clemtown is on a very short leash. If they were to lose to us by 40 I personally don't think he makes the return trip home with the team
All depends on other out of conference games. Does Dabo win 11 games, loose to us and then beat someone in the orange bowl? or do they continue to beat teams like LSU, Aub, Georgia, and Notre Dame in 2015? if the answer is no, then yea he is gone but if they continue to have success out of conference, just not instate then he will stay.
I hope he gets coaching tenure there.
Left to right: Reed and Blondie,
I've asked this question with friends and I honestly think if he loses next two (2013 & 2014) then his job depends on 2015 in Columbia regardless of what they do. It's a hot seat now, but a lot of blame is thrown around to other coaches, players, etc. It will ALL be on him if he can't at least win the home game in 2014 and therefore I'm saying the magic number will be 7.
PS....I'm not factoring in their new AD who might have a tighter leash than TDP did.
How is it a hot seat now? I don't think that is remotely the truth.
To the tater fans in the upstate he's on the hot seat if he loses to is again. Most realize the conference is a joke. The lsu win has helped some bug won't overcome another loss to us.
Agreed. Don't think he's even close to being on the hot seat right now. If they have a mediocre season (anything under 10 wins since they feel like they are in the Natty hunt right now) and a 5th straight loss to us might put him there at the end of the year. But right now, he's sitting pretty.
It's an interesting situation. My hope is that if he does get fired, they whiff on the new hire.
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I apologize. Let me rephrase because I see how I worded that. He's on the hot seat against US. Not hot seat for everything else he's done. Tater fans are now saying that a win against us this year is a MUST WIN and an ACC championship comes second. Ask any tater and I bet 90% will say that.
yes agreed. I think that the recruiting classes and success in ACC overshadow...for now.
Still think it comes down to Chad.
It's amazing what that LSU has done for their internal perception (fanbase, team)
They just don't seem to realize. Les Miles was their best friend the last 15 minutes of that game.
If I may....
Do y'all think Dabo would still be there if he didn't hire Chad?
No. Clemson isn't going to fire him if he's winning double digit games.
Why do you think Spurrier keeps it civil instead of pulling out all the stops like he used to at UF?
You can't see! I can't see! All that matters is can the f*&%ing horse see! That's a raid!
No. Because they wouldn't have gotten some of the talent they've had the past few years and they wouldn't have that expolosive offense that came back and beat Maryland a few years ago.
Clemson fans are in love with dabo and most I hear are convinced that are just at the doorstep of playing for national championships. It's going to take a bad record and losing to us for him to get ousted, imo.
I think Miami is on the verge of breaking out, but they don't play Clemson every year. Maybe FSU will finally live up to the preseason expectations.
The rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Havent you heard? The necks dont care about our game anymore. They are doing bigger and better things like winning their conference. (Coughcoughsohaswakeforestandgeorgiatech) and beating LSU in the chicken sammich bowl. We need to win our conference before we talk trash about dabo. Beating their brains in every year is meaningless.
Get the F#*@ Out!!!! - Ari Gold
I was over at a tater friend's house this weekend, and the IPTAY preview mag was on the coffee table. Enough orange to permanently damage your retinae, but it was amazing...literally one tiny mention of the loss to us and and FSU as "higher-ranked" teams in a season review article, and basically the rest of the magazine was masturbation off the LSU win by coaches, players, etc.
I will always hate Les for that loss, but the silver lining may be that it is fueling the unrealistic expectations amongst their fanbase again bigtime. The higher the expectations, better the inevitable occurrence of this:
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