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Tajh Boyd Should Tweet Something

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG … Clemson University quarterback Tajh Boyd is having another stellar season for the Tiger football team – of that there can be no doubt.  The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior from Hampton, Virginia is leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing – racking up an impressive 3,367 yards…

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG …

Clemson University quarterback Tajh Boyd is having another stellar season for the Tiger football team – of that there can be no doubt.  The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior from Hampton, Virginia is leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing – racking up an impressive 3,367 yards and 33 touchdowns in leading the No. 11 Tigers to a 10-1 record.

After shedding 20 pounds during the offseason, Boyd has also emerged as a much more potent rushing threat in 2012 – amassing 466 yards and another eight touchdowns on the ground.  That’s more than twice the rushing yardage he accumulated through fourteen games last year.

For his exploits, Boyd is now ranked No. 6 on ESPN’s list of Heisman Trophy candidates.  In fact were he to turn in another high-octane performance this weekend, there’s a good chance he could wind up on the invite list to the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City next month – in addition to leading his team to a second consecutive Bowl Championship Series (BCS) appearance.

Will that happen though?  It’s doubtful …

Tajh Boyd sacked last year by USC’s Devin Taylor.

As was the case in 2011, Boyd has turned in his highlight reel performances against the likes of Boston College, Wake Forest, Duke, Maryland and N.C. State – teams which defend the passing attack sort of like S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (a Clemson graduate) defends sensitive taxpayer data.

Yeah … “Tweet that.”

So what will happen this weekend when Boyd goes up against the University of South Carolina’s vaunted defense? Gamecock fans are hoping history repeats itself.

A year ago Boyd had the worst game of his career against South Carolina – completing 11 of 29 passes for 83 yards with one touchdown and one interception.  That’s abysmal by any standard, but especially for Boyd – who entered the game averaging 295 passing yards per contest.

Boyd was also sacked five times last year by the Gamecocks’ defensive line – which he reportedly referred to as “only average” earlier in the year.

That claim – along with a Tweet mocking former USC quarterback Stephen Garcia and assistant coach G.A. Mangus – clearly fired up the Gamecock defense.

“Y’all need to stop tweeting,” former USC defensive lineman Melvin Ingram reportedly told Boyd after sacking him.

Boyd denied referring to USC’s defensive line as “average” – although he briefly deactivated his Twitter page following the Gamecocks’ 34-13 win.

Ingram is gone this year – playing for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers – but linemen Jadeveon Clowney, Devin Taylor, Byron Jerideau, Chaz Sutton and Kelcy Quarles have been wreaking havoc on Southeastern Conference offenses all season.

Through eleven games, the Gamecock defense has recorded a whopping 35 sacks – eighth-best in the entire country.  Leading the way is Clowney, with 8.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.  For his efforts, the 6-foot-6, 256-pound sophomore has been named as a finalist for the Bednarik, Lombardi and Nagurski awards.

Can Clemson’s offensive line slow down Clowney and Co.?   Our guess is “no …” but that’s the key match-up to watch for in this weekend’s “Backyard Brawl.”  Kickoff for Saturday’s game at Death Valley is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. EST – with ESPN televising the game nationally.

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46 comments

Nölff November 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

I’m sure some real twats went to USC too.

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CNSYD November 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

“but linemen Jadeveon Clowney, Devin Taylor, Byron Jerideau, Chaz Sutton and Kelcy Quarles have been wreaking havoc on Southeastern Conference offenses all season.”

Does that include UF and LSU?

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scsince60 November 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Jealousy is such an unattractive personality trait. Just keep reassuring yourself that Clem will win this weekend and think about your own D linesmen. They really are fantastic in every way. BTW, is that some sort of submarine logo?

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CNSYD November 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

scsince60,

where in my post did I predict a winner? all I did was question ANOTHER of Sic Willie’s broad brush statements.

yes, part of the logo is a submarine.

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Original Good Old Boy November 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

They did wreak havoc against UF.

But when you spot them three turnovers and allow them to score 21 points off of only 29 yards, it really doesn’t matter.

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BigT November 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

SS said in his presser that he thinks Chad Morris is a MAJOR canduidate to get an HC job…

I KNOW that make sTater fans Bristle…because they know that Dabo CRASHES hevailly w/o Morris propping him up vsa thos Tiney ACC defenses…

It’s also saying Dabo has nothing to do w/ Tater wins…It’s Morris team…

TWEET DAT!!!!!

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Saluda Rapids November 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

SOS also said he thinks the world of Darla Moore…and that she’s a true Gamecock.

Tweet that…bitch.

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CNSYD November 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

little t,

wishful thinking on SOS’s part irt Morris.

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Smirks November 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

This game could really go either way. Both teams can be really good when they’re good, and really bad when they’re bad. My guess is that one team will show up good and one will show up bad and it’ll be a blowout. I really hope not. I want to see a great game, win or lose.

Of course, I hope the Gamecocks win. :)

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Infidel November 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Smirks,
I agree with your assessment 100%. I’m just hoping the Gamecocks do not win. But here’s hoping for a down to the wire, come from behind victory in the final seconds of the game, whoever wins.

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Todd November 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Clowney’s hungry.

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Steve V November 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I have to admit, I think Clemson will pull it out this year. For Carolina to have a chance, they will need either a defensive or Special teams score. Shaw ate Clemson up last year running the ball. Don’t think he can gimp his way to 100 yards this year. Hope I am wrong.

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Crooner November 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Is Clowney gonna be 100%?

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Anti Big T November 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Actually Tajh did not tweet that. That was a creation of several USC Grad assts to fire up the gamecock defensive line. Anticipate a different game and a different result this time. There is not as much differnece in these two teams as both sides sometimes thing. The CU offense vs. USC defense match up should be greta to watch. These teams are strength vs strength and weakness vs. weakness. Who knows, other than BigT, what will happen?

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mountain whore November 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Not sure who is going to win but Clowney is going to just plain out rip that motherfuckers head off!

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BradWarthenSucks November 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Might be hard to do if he’s standing on the sidelines.

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The HBC November 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm

No, No Brad. You know nothing about Carolina football, remember? You don’t follow it, you aren’t a Clemson fan. But comment anyway, right?….jackoff.

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toyota Kawaski November 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

just add cock at the end Brad

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BradWarthen5ucks November 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

I was just hoping so I could try to pick him up

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Amazing November 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

It’s going to be ugly, ugly, ugly! Dabo is take Carolina and the old ball sack to the woodshed on national tv in primetime!

Humiliating loss at the hands of the cup cake acc tigers!

Dabo is gonna hang 70 on you.

Gonna be a long year for the Coots! Make sure to record it!

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scsince60 November 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Love it! You are either a retard, or just shilling for the Cocks to drum up a spirited dialogue and poke a little fun at Clem. Fabulous.

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OhNoNotAgain November 21, 2012 at 2:57 am

Again he mentions 70 points on us.
Why is that point total seared into the brains of Clemson fans everywhere?
Oh yeah. Right.
If you think you can hang 70 on us, you are delusional. If you think it would make your embarrassment and the deep sjphame you feel in your soul from letting a team from a lesser conference do ha to you when you were champs of the mighty ACC, you are delusional.

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BigT November 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Which team has more talent and depth (BY FAR?)

And that will be your winner…

PS: Of course I mean Div. 1 talent…not small college talent…

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CNSYD November 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

little t,

according to the AP, Coaches and BCS polls who would it be? I know, all those are liberal polls put together by Obama supporters, right?

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Original Good Ole Boy November 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Polls dont means shit. We will find out Saturday.

Honestly I’m not sure what to think. This is probably the best offense that Clemson has had in the modern era … But also the worst defense.

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OhNoNotAgain November 21, 2012 at 2:59 am

Funny. Like with the Romney crowd, the polls were all wrong all seaon long when they had USC consistently ranked above Clemson. but you get a one week jump in the polls because, suddenly, they are all that.

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Not a lawyer/Stayed at Holiday Inn express November 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I’ve heard that since Rutgers and Maryland have left the ACC, Dutch Fork High School and Irmo High School have paid fines to leave the SCHSL and join the ACC. Should make for great football next season…

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BigT November 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

You left this out: DFHS and IHS have already been Projected to face each other in the 2013 ACC-CG…

Of course the A.D.s at both High Schools are worried because the teams will be playing in front of smaller crowds in the ACC…and they expect the ticket sales to be down from 2012…

So the TV money (if the ACC can close its deal with the Cartoon Network) is the key to DF and Irmo joining…

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CNSYD November 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm

You mean Rutgers owes the ACC $50 mil also? Even when they weren’t in the ACC to start with?

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Uhhello November 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Shut up.

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Amazing November 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

It’s going to be ugly, ugly, ugly!

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BigT November 21, 2012 at 6:14 am

I would not be so sure of that. Spurrier has the tendency, these days, to call off the dogs, early.

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Amazing November 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

Humiliating beat down on national TV. Cockle Doodle Dooo!

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Amazing November 21, 2012 at 8:55 am

Make sure our here Sunday morning Big T. your gonna have some explaining to do!

Spurrier has created the worst possible enviroment for the coots b running that Cock sucker!(no pun intended) It’s going to make Baton Rouge seem like a trip to disneyworld!

This is going to get ugly, ugly, ugly, quickly!

Clemson scored again!

Clemson scored again!

Clemson scored again!

Clemson scored again!

Clemson scored again!

Clemson scored again!

Then were gonna start the second half!

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The Grateful Cock November 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

Going to eat those words, Amazing?

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9" November 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Any you guys gotta crew cut? I need to sharpen my peter..

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Original Good Ole Boy November 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Don’t you have a rest stop that you can go visit?

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BigT November 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I just think SC is a little better than Duke, Wake, BC and Maryland…

And when Clemson gets the P!$$ slapped out of ’em by a legitimate SEC program, I’m guessing it’s going to occur to them, they are in WAY over their heads…

And then the BIG DOGS (JD, Kenny, DJ, Ace, Kelcy, Conner and Devin) Will EAT!!!!

PS: Remember how Clemson used to lose 3 or 4 players a game, if they were unlucky enough to get an SEC team in a Bowl…

When they get hit by MEN, not Tiny little ACC Boys…expect some attrition for the soft Taters….

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VoiceofReason November 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

Some thoughts:

This so called rivalry game means squat to anybody outside SC. Always has, always will.

SC fans seem to think the SEC got better when they joined. SEC has always been a top conference especially in football because with the exception of Vandy, they cater to athletes. Everyone knows that.

SEC vs ACC
Athletes vs Student Athletes

Again, SC fans please clean up after yourselves, especially the liquor, wine and beer containers. We all know how much you like to drink. Hopefully since it will be a little chilly, the women will keep their tops on.

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clemsux November 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

yet here your dumbass is again with a “voice” about something you dont care about. what a loser you must be.

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Jeffy01 November 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I bet cocks win

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clemsux November 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

i’ll back you on that one!!!

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clemsux November 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

hahahahahahahahahhahaha. told you taters.,, jim sweet suck on it!!! the rest kiss of you morons can my a$$. the “coots” own you and Doodoo

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Smirks November 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Aaaaaand the Gamecocks win. Dabo should tell us the wonderful story about the “real” USC again, because it must be damn embarrassing to lose to the “fake” one four times in a row.

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clemsux November 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I wonder what crybaby excuse those little kitties will use now!

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Mike Traynor November 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Clemson gets beaten by a second string quarterback for 2 years in a row.

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