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Freshmen RB Impress Swinney

Clemson University’s eighth-ranked football team practiced in full pads this week, with a pair of freshmen running backs earning high praise from head coach Dabo Swinney. Swinney singled out a pair of Georgia recruits – Tyshon Dye and Wayne Gallman – in assessing his team’s performance. Dye, who is officially…

Clemson University’s eighth-ranked football team practiced in full pads this week, with a pair of freshmen running backs earning high praise from head coach Dabo Swinney.

Swinney singled out a pair of Georgia recruits – Tyshon Dye and Wayne Gallman – in assessing his team’s performance. Dye, who is officially listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, drew rave reviews after beating three of the Tigers’ best defenders for a touchdown during an isolation exercise known as the “Paw Drill.”

“He’s been outstanding,” Swinney said of Dye. “He’s a big, strong, almost-220-pound back. We haven’t had one of those guys in awhile around here, and he’s been really good, he and Wayne Gallman.”

A native of Elberton, Georgia – Dye was a Top 20 running back recruit last year, according to ESPN. Gallman – of Loganville, Georgia – was also a Top 20 running back prospect, according to 24/7 Sports.

“We hit a home run with both of those guys,” Swinney added. “Gallman is 200 pounds and looks skinny. He’ll be 220 by this time next year, and he’s violent, fast and smart. Tyshon is already a brick house, so he’s just going to get better. Both of those guys have really good football IQs and are very coachable, so we’re really excited about those two guys.”

Dye and Gallman will get their first whiff of collegiate action on August 31 when Clemson hosts No. 5 Georgia – a team which boasts one of the nation’s most feared running back tandems. Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall combined for 2,144 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns a year ago as freshmen – leading the Bulldogs to their second straight SEC East championship.

Clemson already has one of the most potent passing attacks in the nation – led by Heisman Trophy candidate Tajh Boyd. If it can add a bruising ground game to the mix? Watch out …

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56 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 8, 2013 at 8:59 am

TBG is ALL IN!

GO TIGERS!

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Nölff August 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

Glad to see there’s at least one other Tiger fan here.

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southmauldin August 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

I think we both have our share of rednecks if you ask me. At least we can both hate Georgia.

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Nölff August 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

Agreed.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

Why doesn’t Florida drift off in the Gulf of Mexico?

Cuz Georgia sucks.

Norma Scok August 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

I wonder if most cock fans could even find the university, much less ever attend it.

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mph August 8, 2013 at 11:04 am

Hilarious coming from a tater. You ever see the overall wearing shit kickers piling into Death Valley?

MOOOOOO U August 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm

The only reason most Tater fans know how to get to the campus is because its where they mate with the cows on Friday nights.

Squishy123 August 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Good one, especially coming from a dirt pecker.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 8, 2013 at 8:59 am

TBG is ALL IN!

GO TIGERS!

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Nölff August 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

Glad to see there’s at least one other Tiger fan here. I think the cock fans are more obnoxious and easy to spot.

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southmauldin August 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

I think we both have our share of rednecks if you ask me. At least we can both hate Georgia.

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Nölff August 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

Agreed. People from Georgia can’t drive and SC has more peaches.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

Why doesn’t Florida drift off in the Gulf of Mexico?

Cuz Georgia sucks.

Norma Scok August 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

I wonder if most cock fans could even find the university, much less ever attend it.

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mph August 8, 2013 at 11:04 am

Hilarious coming from a tater. You ever see the overall wearing shit kickers piling into Death Valley?

MOOOOOO U August 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm

The only reason most Tater fans know how to get to the campus is because its where they mate with the cows on Friday nights.

Squishy123 August 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Good one, especially coming from a dirt pecker.

mph August 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

You have to possess an offensive line that can block to have a bruising ground game. And that passing attack wasn’t so “potent” against the gamecocks. Old Dabo thought so much of the self proclaimed Heisman candidate that he punted rather than try and win. Guess it was better to lose by 10 than 17 in Dabo’s estimation. Enjoy beating up on the cupcakes.

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Squishy123 August 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

That’s funny, a USC fan telling Clemson about needing an offensive line. I guess all those years of watching how pathetic USC’s offensive line has been is words of advice from experience.

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mph August 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

Yeah, USC had a few lean years on the O-line. They do seem to perform pretty well against the out of conference chumps. For instance, even with a second string QB and fourth string RB they managed to push that sorry tater defensive around in their own stadium and win by double digits. Guess it’s a matter of competition. Something Clemson would know nothing about since the schedule includes such heavy weights as Duke and Wake Forest.

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times have changed August 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Carolina’s line did more than fine the last 4 years against that defensive powerhouse Clemson. (I almost couldn’t finish typing that I was laughing so hard)

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CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Coastal Carolina says Hi.

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but. August 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

More Tater logic. lets try to act as if Duke and Wake aren’t weak opponents and come back with Coastal. Forget that writers such as Phil Steele (and he is the one that put Boyd on the cover over Clowney, so I know you taters find him more credible than others) has a strength of Schedule with THE USC at 14 while that hard schedule Clemson plays is only 55. But if we point out Coastal maybe they will forget” So 14 vs. 55? I guess your whole schedule says HI. Tater logic, it is as priceless as a monkey smelling his own farts.

CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

” I guess your whole schedule says HI.” You mean the schedule that contains Carl’s Jr? Chickens have short memories. You pointed at Clemson playing Wofford years ago. Then who did you play recently? Wofford. Clemson plays Citadel this year. Have the chickens played them recently? Be careful throwing rocks when you live in a glass house

but. August 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

tater logic. . #55 vs #14 says HI but we just point out BS to try to make our point. Tater logic, it is as priceless as a monkey smelling his own farts.

but. August 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm

and when the fuck did I mention Wofford? Tater logic, just make up shit now.

CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Your Carl’s Jr brothers have before.

but. August 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

but you said I did. I guess you just ran off subject like Dabo did he thought His daddy (Spurrier) said something that one time. That is Tater logic all the way.

mph August 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

You have to possess an offensive line that can block to have a bruising ground game. And that passing attack wasn’t so “potent” against the gamecocks. Old Dabo thought so much of the self proclaimed Heisman candidate that he punted rather than try and win. Guess it was better to lose by 10 than 17 in Dabo’s estimation. Enjoy beating up on the cupcakes.

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Squishy123 August 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

That’s funny, a USC fan telling Clemson about needing an offensive line. I guess all those years of watching how pathetic USC’s offensive line has been is words of advice from experience.

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mph August 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

Yeah, USC had a few lean years on the O-line. They do seem to perform pretty well against the out of conference chumps. For instance, even with a second string QB and fourth string RB they managed to push that sorry tater defensive around in their own stadium and win by double digits. Guess it’s a matter of competition. Something Clemson would know nothing about since the schedule includes such heavy weights as Duke and Wake Forest.

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times have changed August 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Carolina’s line did more than fine the last 4 years against that defensive powerhouse Clemson. (I almost couldn’t finish typing that I was laughing so hard)

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CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Coastal Carolina says Hi.

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but. August 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

More Tater logic. lets try to act as if Duke and Wake aren’t weak opponents and come back with Coastal. Forget that writers such as Phil Steele (and he is the one that put Boyd on the cover over Clowney, so I know you taters find him more credible than others) has a strength of Schedule with THE USC at 14 while that hard schedule Clemson plays is only 55. But if we point out Coastal maybe they will forget” So 14 vs. 55? I guess your whole schedule says HI. Tater logic, it is as priceless as a monkey smelling his own farts.

CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

” I guess your whole schedule says HI.” You mean the schedule that contains Carl’s Jr? Chickens have short memories. You pointed at Clemson playing Wofford years ago. Then who did you play recently? Wofford. Clemson plays Citadel this year. Have the chickens played them recently? Be careful throwing rocks when you live in a glass house

but. August 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

tater logic. . #55 vs #14 says HI but we just point out BS to try to make our point. Tater logic, it is as priceless as a monkey smelling his own farts.

but. August 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm

and when the fuck did I mention Wofford? Tater logic, just make up shit now.

CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Your Carl’s Jr brothers have before.

but. August 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

but you said I did. I guess you just ran off subject like Dabo did he thought His daddy (Spurrier) said something that one time. That is Tater logic all the way.

Double Entendre August 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

At 1,205 pounds, is he bigger than the “‘Fridge”?

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Double Entendre August 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

At 1,205 pounds, is he bigger than the “‘Fridge”?

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RHood2 August 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

This is why the losses the past few years can be downplayed.– iDABO MATH. A running back listed at 205 pounds is “almost 220.”

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RHood2 August 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm

The main principle is over generous rounding. Throw 15 pounds on a running back.
Hey, it onlu looked like I was 15 ocer the speed limit, but you have to round those things down.
And losing four straight to USC and having one of our own fans steal part of the rock? You round both those up by adding 1981!

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CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm

You have revealed your are a rookie. If you don’t know “official” heights and weights are bogus, then you just fell off the turnip truck. Happens in all programs and all sports.

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utah August 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

If he is listed at 205, wouldn’t your comment indicate he actually weighs less than that? Meaning Dabo is even further off the mark.

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RHood2 August 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I know that statsvare pumped up. I remember being in the USC sideline, looking at Boo Williams, whose bio had him at 6foot even, iand i was looking straight at the top of his head. He was in cleats, but all 5’11’ of me was taller. I know, vividly. But coaches tend not to stray from what they list for a guy, unless it is to say a guy has put on weight since last year. This is a freshman, so it would not work like that. Nah, i think Dabo thinks 205 is close to 220. DaboMath.

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RHood2 August 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

This is why the losses the past few years can be downplayed.– iDABO MATH. A running back listed at 205 pounds is “almost 220.”

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RHood2 August 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm

The main principle is over generous rounding. Throw 15 pounds on a running back.
Hey, it onlu looked like I was 15 ocer the speed limit, but you have to round those things down.
And losing four straight to USC and having one of our own fans steal part of the rock? You round both those up by adding 1981!

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CNSYD August 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm

You have revealed your are a rookie. If you don’t know “official” heights and weights are bogus, then you just fell off the turnip truck. Happens in all programs and all sports.

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utah August 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

If he is listed at 205, wouldn’t your comment indicate he actually weighs less than that? Meaning Dabo is even further off the mark.

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RHood2 August 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I know that statsvare pumped up. I remember being in the USC sideline, looking at Boo Williams, whose bio had him at 6foot even, iand i was looking straight at the top of his head. He was in cleats, but all 5’11’ of me was taller. I know, vividly. But coaches tend not to stray from what they list for a guy, unless it is to say a guy has put on weight since last year. This is a freshman, so it would not work like that. Nah, i think Dabo thinks 205 is close to 220. DaboMath.

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utah August 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

I think I finally figured it out: That “something in those hills” is all the bullshit Dabo & Co. spouts off. Remember the “iron sharpening iron” comment a year or two ago?

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utah August 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

I think I finally figured it out: That “something in those hills” is all the bullshit Dabo & Co. spouts off. Remember the “iron sharpening iron” comment a year or two ago?

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Dabo is Spurrier's bitch August 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm

“Dye, who is officially listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, drew rave reviews after beating three of the Tigers’ best defenders for a touchdown during an isolation exercise known as the “Paw Drill.””
2 facts come out right away
A. Who couldn’t beat the Clemson Defense
and B. So you are saying he could be the 3rd string or 4th running back at South Carolina.

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Dabo is Spurrier's bitch August 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm

“Dye, who is officially listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, drew rave reviews after beating three of the Tigers’ best defenders for a touchdown during an isolation exercise known as the “Paw Drill.””
2 facts come out right away
A. Who couldn’t beat the Clemson Defense
and B. So you are saying he could be the 3rd string or 4th running back at South Carolina.

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