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This is a two-pronged solution. One, Clowney needs to score TDs to win the Heisman. Sacks alone probably won't do it. Showing off his athleticism and versatility (like Charles Woodson did) will be what he needs to beat out a running back or quarterback.
Secondly, with Lattimore gone, we need a RB that can push the pile in the end zone. I don't think anyone on the roster can do that. Clowney played some running back in high school and just ran over kids. He has the hands, speed and power to be unstoppable on the goal line. I always felt we should've done this with Melvin Ingram when Lattimore was hurt. And all saw how good Melvin looked with the ball in his hands on the fake punt against the Georgia pups.
I'm hoping our coaches show the creativity of an Urban Meyer or a Bill Belichick to do something like this. After all, Clowney is a once-in-a-lifetime Gamecock defender, so let's think outside the box and use him in as many ways as possible before he leaves.
Salley is a BIG RB. He can be the goal line guy. I just don't see us putting Clowney on offense.
Maybe he can return a punt?
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Watch his highscool stuff he is more than capable
Btw I agree that's how he wins the trophy
I'm more concerned with us focusing our efforts and attention on winning the SEC and perhaps a BCS championship than on Clowney winning the Heisman. Take care of team goals and individual awards will follow.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by blessedcock 18 months ago
Cool we can give some jealous DBs and LBs a free shot at JDs knees. No thanks and if it happens its criminal on our staffs part.
why can't he just invent himself a fake, sympathetic girlfriend and have ESPN run with it? oh wait, that didn't work.....
Spurrier has already said he will not be using Clowney on offense. Case closed unless he changes his mind. I would guess he and Clowney have discussed this issue.
I see your point, but I don't see how it could be any worse than o lineman trying to chop-block him or a running back divining at his knees to block him. Running two yards into the back of an offensive lineman isn't going to get him hurt, but it will get us more tough touchdowns and him more pub, IMO. Because now we don't have Lattimore to mask the weakness of our O line.
I like this idea which is similar to how UcheaT uses their LB, AJ Johnson, in short yardage situations. We could even use JC as a decoy from time to time.
Same folks who want to put Clowney in at RB are the same ones who would be calling for Spurrier's head if he went down with a knee injury while playing RB. By the way, how do you tackle a 6'6" 280lb RB? Yeah, you go after his legs.
Clowney just needs to play his game and hope that he's in position to make big plays in big games. A few fumble recoveries and maybe a pick-6 or two and he's golden.
This, do you the rest of you guys not listen to Spurrier or something. This has already been reported. According to Spurrier, he is not going to play offense.
Elliott "Small" Fry
TE would be a better use of his skills than RB IMO
This post was edited by gamecockdoc 18 months ago
Too risky for injury. If he got injured running the ball, imagine the backlash and negative recruiting. You just can't take such a chance. Players getting injured at their natural position...different story.
If he wins the heisman it should be as strictly a defensive player. No gimmicks just the best defensive end college football has hopefully ever seen.
"Those who live in the past are cowards and losers" -- Mike Ditka
Sure he is just at risk with an OL trying to chop block BUT he plays defense and that would be an injury sustained doing something he was brought here to do. He wasnt brought in to play goal line. Putting him in on offense is just a really really bad idea.
It would be cool to see coaches use him as a decoy on offense though. Put him in the backfield, when the ball is snapped have him start running for our bench (no chance of injuries that way). That would confuse the (bleep) out of the defense....TD!!! TE should be open in the back of the end zone.
This is one of those plays you could only run once all year, so save it for just the right moment.
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