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Discussion in 'DVU' started by White Tajh Boyd, Jul 16, 2015.
A lot of people wonder why Nuk Hopkins says Daniel High School and not Clemson when he's on Sunday Night or Monday Night Football. Here is why...
"My college experience, I felt like I was the red-headed stepchild - second receiver on the team. It was Sammy then me. Sometimes I was the third. I felt like I was supposed to be that guy, so I left school early. I left college after three years because I thought, what can this college do for me? What more can I do here? What more can I do for this college? I came out early and a lot of people back home didn't agree with that because they wanted to win a national championship, but my family was still eating ramen noodles so I had to get out. I feel like college is a ponzi scheme. Even if you're not an athlete, it puts you in debt."
So did you want to help your family or were you butthurt because Clemson had other good players? I may be in the minority, but I think Nuk is a little on the whiney side.
Well, kinda fuck him.
Not convinced Nuk knows what a Ponzi scheme is.
Nuk has always had a huge chip on his shoulder so it is not surprising to me that he feels that way. I think that is just his personality, and is probably a large part of what pushes him to be such a great player.
Dude had 1400yds and 18 tds his junior year. What else did he want?
He really does shit all over stuff.
He wanted to be the star. Didn’t want to share the spotlight.
I kinda think he's right on the first part. Dabo never loved him the way he loved Sammy.
He really does act like a bitch about everything though.
He has one of the most celebrated plays in recent Clemson history but okay.
That's some real soft shit from Nuk. Complaining because a player of comparable talent showed up and people loved him? Most people, myself included, maintained throughout those years that Nuk was the better receiver but Sammy the better athlete. This just seems like a manufactured chip on the shoulder here. Get over yourself.
And by the way, I don't remember a single person suggesting that he shouldn't leave early to go to the NFL.
lol if this actually makes you guys mad. Come on.
Dabo was pretty open about it. Iirc.
"I felt like another year would be beneficial to him from an overall growth standpoint," Swinney said. "That’s my opinion. I’ve said this before: unless you are a first rounder I just don’t think it’s worth giving up your senior year in college. That’s what my life experience tells me."
Hopkins was a first rounder. 27th pick in the 1st round.
I don't see anybody mad. Just a bit strange that what most people probably consider the best WR in Clemson history feels slighted for some reason.
Couldn't care less about these comments. Nuk has always been a kind of strange dude, he's never gonna be one of those guys that reps us like Spiller or Deshaun.
Doesn't mean we can't still pull for him and even use his success to our advantage.
Does he still come to games?
Dude on TI insinuating that Jeff Scott hated Nuk and constantly put him down. And that other WR have no love for Scott.
If that were true I highly doubt we'd have talented WR lining up to play for him
For starters Nuk is hardly commenting on Clemson, but on the NCAA and his grievance has been partially remedied by the introduction of the stipend. Nuk was second banana to Sammy, but Sammy was a beast, so I don't blame the coaches, but understand his point especially now that he is clearly better at NFL Football. Nuk used that as motivation. I think he likes having the chip on the shoulder and his comments reflect that sentiment. People are people. Not everybody is going to get along great with everybody. It doens't mean anybody is a bad guy. It life.
I chalk it all up to commentary on the NCAA and his individual circumstances and personality while at Clemson.
Not even worth getting upset over in the slightest. Not like he threw the university or anyone under the bus.
Totally agree he is a type that will always want to have a chip on his shoulder. I can understand his thoughts about having nothing left to prove and a decision to make and I agree about his thoughts about college in general to an extent.
He got an early offer from Clemson, he got the ball a lot, and everyone respected him as a player. It does rub me the wrong way that he doesn’t say Clemson when he’s on a national game like Clemson slighted him while he’s at the peak of his career.
I have a pretty difficult time believing any of that.
To @Cutig’s point, recruits talk to current players. We have and are recruiting too well at WR to buy into that as a problem.
What I can see is an extremely competitive position room where the elite of the elite are constantly challenged so that they aren’t coasting on talent alone. Seems to me that the way you challenge Nuk is to intimate that he has room to improve. You challenge Bryant by telling him that money is on the line at the next level. You challenge Watkins by appealing to his desire for greatness.
Lot of different buttons to push.
He knows some of the players so.....
Not mad, but the logic doesn't hold up here.
He gave reasons he DOESN'T say Clemson, not reasons in favor of Daniel High. Clearly his issue is college.
If his problem is with the NCAA, well...Clemson isn't the NCAA.
I don't know either way. Just have a hard time believing much of anything from that thread on either side.
Maybe @Tony Elliott can shed some light on this since he works closely with Scott.
He reminds me a lot of James Trapp. Hopkins was much more beloved and much more successful at Clemson, yet is equally bitter and pissy right out of college as Trapp was. Hopkins will probably one day have a 5'6" kid that will get a scholarship from a geriatric Dabo that may kill our kicker and put our season in jeopardy while damaging position and team depth as well.
But hey, they baptized him, so maybe he can take over the gig as chaplin after James Trapp, and cash more checks from Clemson while getting his kid's scholarship and basically owing everythIng else in his life to his opportunity at Clemson.
You do realize that this gif is this dude making an argument that proves true later in the damn film, right?
Let it be known that my gif usage has cursed this program 20 years from now.