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Old 02-18-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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So in the last two weeks I've gone back and watched pretty much every game from the last 3 weeks and the one thing I saw over and over was how clutch Bruce Ellington was in times of need. The three games that stood out were Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. He made great catches that led to a gamecock win in the end with the help of the team. My question is who becomes that clutch guy in 2014? I feel Pharoh Copper will be that guy. He showed amazing potential and didn't flinch when we needed him in the Clemson game. Thoughts???
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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Roland has a chance to be that guy. His athleticism combined with his big play ability gives him that opportunity. Hopefully he can continue to develop and progress like he did the last few games of 2013.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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I agree on Ellington in 2013 and Roland in 2014. Shaq has shown flashes of it already. Worth mentioning that our qb in 2013 was pretty darn clutch too.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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Agreed on shaw.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:23 PM   #5
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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I'm thinking Mike Davis. He's good running from scrimmage and receiving the ball.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:11 PM   #7
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #8
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We definitely need someone like that to go with Dylan's gunslinging mentality.
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Davis and Roland, and I hate it, but it will be their last year.
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Cooper showed hints. Often overlooked is Nick Jones. Nick is not a flashy guy, but has shown the ability to make a play when we need it.
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We definitely need someone like that to go with Dylan's gunslinging mentality.

He seems to love connecting with Kane Whitehurst.
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Roland all day. This isn't even a question.
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I'm thinking Mike Davis. He's good running from scrimmage and receiving the ball.
Davis is great when he's healthy, but he just seems to have a low pain tolerance or fatigues really fast. I thought he took himself out of the game a lot to either nurse some injury or get a breather.

Maybe I'm just spoiled by ML ability to go like the energizer bunny.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:27 AM   #14
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Davis is great when he's healthy, but he just seems to have a low pain tolerance or fatigues really fast. I thought he took himself out of the game a lot to either nurse some injury or get a breather.

Maybe I'm just spoiled by ML ability to go like the energizer bunny.
I think you're being too hard on Mike.

The guy took a pretty physical beating this year, and kept coming back for more. I'd hoped the break before the bowl game would've given him a chance to heal up, but he looked like he was still hurting from the first snap. Quite honestly, he had several plays throughout the season where it looked on film like he had a season ending injury, but he kept plugging away.
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Cooper showed hints. Often overlooked is Nick Jones. Nick is not a flashy guy, but has shown the ability to make a play when we need it.
I agree with Roland but Nick WILL make his share of clutch plays. I have a feeling He will break out this year kinda like McKinley did after Rice left. Lets not forget about Byrd dog!!! He has been getting better and better every year. He is due for a big year as well.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:05 AM   #16
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I think you're being too hard on Mike.

The guy took a pretty physical beating this year, and kept coming back for more. I'd hoped the break before the bowl game would've given him a chance to heal up, but he looked like he was still hurting from the first snap. Quite honestly, he had several plays throughout the season where it looked on film like he had a season ending injury, but he kept plugging away.

We didn't block very well for Mike last year. he got a lot of yards by breaking tackles and making folks miss. There aren't many backs who can carry the ball 35 times like Lattimore did. He spoiled us. Mike is just not as durable but better blocking would help. Spurrier was lamenting at the end of the year how poor our run blocking had become.

I expect the cadre of Roland, Cooper and Byrd (assuming he recovers well from surgery) together with Nick Jones to be a pretty formidable receiving group. We will miss Ellington but we still have some talent.
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Sorry but I have a hard time answering this question. Yes we have many very talented players but for us to go far we need them all to be impact players.
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I think Bruce will be missed more next year than Clowney.....I've said it before and will say it again.

Won't be the same South Carolina team without him literally and figuritively.
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Davis with some D Will sprinkled in. And Thompson slinging it to Roland and Byrd. And Cooper in spots, got to find more ways to get the ball to him.

On D it's Skai Moore.
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