Clemson fan's first post

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  1. goldeagle

    goldeagle Dodd-Like

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    Just out of curiousity, what was your major at CU?
     
  2. TigerSmith 75

    TigerSmith 75 Varsity Lurker

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    LOL! Ok, here goes -

    I attended East Carolina University for 1-1/2 years. I was a music major there.
    I transferred to Clemson where I got a degree in English with minor concentrations in Music and Economics. You might say I majored in getting out of college with a degree in hand.

    I worked in the wholesale hardware industry for five years. Most of that time was spent at Beck and Gregg Industries located at 217 Luckie St in Atlanta. Today, Centennial Park covers almost all of the area where our building used to stand. Most of my working career has been spent as an independent retailer. I own an Ace Hardware store and an independent outdoor outfitters store in rural SC.

    My credentials as a college football fan are that I've been following the game since dirt and I love it. I was there in 1974 when we FINALLY beat you guys for the first time in forever. So, no, I don't take our current run of success for granted. It's been a fun ride.

    That's my story. What's yours?
     
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  3. BuzzLaw

    BuzzLaw where have all the average people gone

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    I don’t know Dabo so I can’t offer any in depth analysis other than what I see of him in public and what I read. He appears to be a good fella who came up from some hard times. He’s hard working and a good cheerleader. He’s probably not the best at calling plays but he appears to be a good humble leader with the intellect and ability to keep good people around him. I also believe he is loyal to those who give him a chance. Putting all that together, I think it’s a 50/50 chance he stays at Clemson vs going to Bama. It will be a tough decision for him if he is given the opportunity to make it.

    He doesn’t need to come to our locker room and congratulate us when we kick y’alls ass in a few weeks though.
     
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  4. whenyousaybud

    whenyousaybud Bill Donaldson IRL @ me and taste steel

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    Good talk Russ.
     
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  5. GoJackets89

    GoJackets89 Damn Good Rat

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    Given the nature of stingtalk, I'm inclined to think this is just a troll initially.

    With the long winded intro, relatively speaking, I am leaning on the side you may actually be a Clemson fan.

    That said, the sadistic assholes(myself included) know this and could be trying to put together a somewhat elaborate troll.

    So...

    We've all had relations with you mom.
     
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  6. LibertyJacket

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    Besides Liberty Mountain, Moteng/Sportsman's Supply, Big Rock Sports, and Jerry's, what are some good distributors for outdoor gear? Asking for a friend.
     
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  7. wesleyd21

    wesleyd21 Dodd-Like

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    Dabo was baptized by Paul Johnson in his first matchup too. If CGC has half the run Dabo has churned out (1 natty) then I’d be okay with it.
     
  8. ScionOfSouthland

    ScionOfSouthland Dodd-Like

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    Any coach can be successful at Clemson so long as they keep that psychopath on defense and a halfway decent offensive coordinator (or two).
     
  9. BuzzLaw

    BuzzLaw where have all the average people gone

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    Not to mention the bagmen and steroid suppliers
     
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  10. ScionOfSouthland

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    And their trillion dollar daycare
     
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  11. DressCheeseSideSeaboard

    DressCheeseSideSeaboard Cyborg

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    https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/s...-criticism-following-win-over-south-carolina/

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nca...recruiting-alabama/1azy4m8w4580n14j2epurnhm43

    • Dabo has threatened to leave in the past, so the thought has crossed his mind.
    • Dabo enjoys recruiting, especially in Alabama.
    • Your AD is Dan Radakovich. We have experience with that guy. He can’t be trusted to make good decisions unless it involves lining his own pockets.
    • As a result, I think when Saban retires, Alabama will offer Dabo enough money and adoration to steal him from Clemson.
    • Dan Radakovich will not make a good hire for his replacement and Clemson will be like Tennessee post-Fulmer with the added benefit of being on probation.
     
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  12. gte490v

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    I say 2nd row behind the Clemson bench last year and didn’t need to be that close to see the size/conditioning difference. While our recruiting and conditioning seems to have improved since December, it will be a long time before we approach competing on talent.

    So, that leaves tactics and we’ll find out if we’re good there as the season unfolds.

    Clemson D line should be too much to handle making it a long day for whoever is at QB.

    Watch our true freshman RB #22.
     
  13. Tampa Jacket

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    Bama will offer him much more money.

    Clemson just isn’t a perennial top 5 football program. Even with your recent success Georgia Tech maintains a lead in the series the past 25 years.

    It’s not like Clemson has decades of elite football. All this this new.
     
  14. Yukonwreck

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    Wrong year. 1969 you won for the first time in 22 years. Not 22 games, because we didn't play every year for a while. I was unfortunately there in the student section.
     
  15. The Jacket

    The Jacket The Coat

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    Clemson has all of everything Dabo might want, and the potential for it. Right now Alabama can afford whatever and whoever they want. If Dabo's love for Clemson is accurately depicted by the man's public persona and appearances, I'd say he would rather build a Clemson program which can do the same, and which can be put right alongside Saban's Alabama in future discussions of college football history. He could do it, too. Clemson hasn't filled a vacuum left by Alabama in down years or after the Tide's reign had waned, they've beaten Alabama at their game, in peak condition, twice. And the last one was like something scripted by David Parker Ray.
     
  16. GoGATech

    GoGATech Big Dummy

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    Who are you? And what did you do with The Jacket?
     
  17. The Jacket

    The Jacket The Coat

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    The last three words of my post were a clue. Give me your current location, a brief physical description and a list of the weapons you own, and we'll solve the mystery together.

    I'm joking, I'll just wait here in the bathroom until you come home.
     
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  18. GTRules

    GTRules Dodd-Like

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    Why did you not work in the field that you spent so much money and time acquiring a degree in?
     
  19. GT65_UGA89

    GT65_UGA89 Get Juiced

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    This is what happens when you go on the banned list man -Beestorm locks you in a dark electrical closet for hours on end ...and, oh the horror of it all. :scared:
     
  20. NC Bee

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    Fully agree with the good host thing. Clemson was the only other school I applied to (SC native), but my grades were good enough to get me into Tech. Family from Pickens county dating back to the Revolution.