QB Kelly Bryant was playing hurt. He couldn’t run and the injury affected his passing as well. His immobility caused him to get hit more, and got him knocked out of the game. The last thing Clemson needed is for him to get hurt worse. Syracuse is an improved football team this year, and Dabo didn’t take them lightly. But even down 7-0. 14-7, 17-14, and 24-17, either of Clemson’s backups are more than able to get the win.
So many things went right for Syracuse in the first quarter. The quick snaps kept Clemson off guard. Eric Dungy played great but is a bit of a jerk. Ishmael celebrated while his touchdown was being called back for his push off. Syracuse gets called for excess celebration, then Clemson gets called for the same thing. It’s like the players didn’t know what the rules are. Maybe they don’t care.
So many things went wrong for Clemson in the first quarter. Offense. Defense. Special teams. Perhaps a little worse than several other close games this season. Those thinking them the best team in the nation haven’t been paying close attention. Bama isn’t the only imperfect unbeaten team.
Later he said that being a good leader meant being a servant – at work and at home as well. He talked about unloaded the dishwasher when it is clean. Then he said “For you wives – I’ve been doing this long enough to know, that I’m not going to go there.” That was the end of his talk.
Jimmy Kimmel repeatedly launches verbal assaults on the President of the United States, but refuses to tell jokes about the latest Hollywood sex scandal. His is not the only late night talk show taking a hit in the ratings.