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Discussion in 'DVU' started by White Tajh Boyd, Jul 16, 2015.
Hope there aren’t any velociraptors. Will make it hard to go back and watch games.
Well, as long as we know what we are up against.
I think Hopkins probably has a more cynical view than most. His uncle was a star WR at Clemson who ended up being shot and killed by police officers while stabbing his wife. His cousin and trainer tried to kill himself after falling down the depth chart at RB after Bowden arrived.
I can see him not associating college football, or even football in general, with positive thoughts. It’s probably just the means to a financial end.
Perhaps. Also, it was almost laughable how many cousins he had during his time at Clemson, including recruiting, etc. I hope his cousins who enjoyed Daniel High as their apex are proud and consider their opportunities as equal.
I had forgotten about Hopkins getting baptized on the practice fields That story is even weirder looking back.
Part of this story for sure.
Honestly, how does this play? This is a big time shot against WRU, family, culture, love, and all that other stuff we sell. From the one WR who has had the most success of all of them in the NFL, esp since Sammy has been meh at best.
For sure. He’s related to DJ Greenlee and Deshawn Williams as well.
For every player who says a bad thing, we've got others who will say good things.
More generally, NFL players get concussions for money and aren't known as society's most mentally healthy segment. Doubt one of them saying whats on his mind really changes anyone's mind about coming here.
Everyone college experience is different. Hope he finds his way and returns to the clemson flock as a lost and wayward son
He's a fucking kid in his mid-20s who spent the first 21+ years of life inside of a 5 mile radius. Lots of people who grow up in a small town bubble and get out don't have glowing reviews for institutions close to home at his age...
At work today watching them set up the Fox NFL Sunday site. #norfolkva #lookatme
I'll add a strange story here...
At the Notre dame game.. I walked behind nuke back to my car which was parked across the train tracks next to Calhoun corners. Nuke was parked all the way almost to hwy 123 on the right.
At the time I was thinking to myself... WTF is a Clemson legend doing having to walk this far to get to his car after a Clemson game? I wonder if it stems from his bad/lost relationship with dabo and coaching staff?
PS... he did have one fine piece of ass walking with him though.
I would love to hear more about the bad/lost relationship between Hopkins and Dabo. I feel like that would be a quality read.
Maybe it's a combination of this and possibly a feeling like even though he had a great career that he wasn't a Belitnickoff winner, or a Heisman finalist, or generally thought of across the country as the best and maybe Clemson was to blame. I couldn't blame him for feeling that way after his success in the NFL and the fact that they target him 10-15 times every week.
I think he would have been even better here had he not played basketball.
One of my coaching friends told me that back when Hopkins was playing Jeff Scott told him (my friend) just in a random conversation when Scott was making a visit to his high school that Hopkins was the least athletic of all of his WRs, which at the time included Watkins, Bryant, Peake, Brown, and Humphries. Slowest and had the least natural athleticism of them all.
For whatever that is worth, which is likely nothing. A point to ponder however.
He was really weak when he got here. You could tell the difference between his sophomore and junior seasons when he was able to dedicate the entire offseason to weight training.
Not to sidetrack the discussion, but I was looking for Hopkins' freshman weight and found this. A lot of great nuggets here:
Buice is a James Davis type back, has good size, vision, and breaks tackles but doesnt have elite speed.
I counted 4 players thatnever made a start. That's just unreal development. When coach swinney says we hit on all of our guys... we hit on all of our guys.
Pretty meh class overall with good NFL talent on the top.
I could also see Scott not being wrong there, or at worst embellishing a little to sound more interesting. His best skills are his ball skills. He is more of a natural born, technician type of WR.
Would've learned that in his fourth year classes....
He told a friend of mine he only played basketball that year to avoid football workouts. I hope he comes back around and reps us in the future but I’m not mad at him at all for what he said.
Mackensie Alexander just had an interception. His first since high school I guess.
He had one last year
His ball skills are terrible
@TCJ imsorry about what your team just did
Tyler Shatley just had to snap the ball on the jags last second game tying field goal.
They are inexplicably down to their third string long snapper.
I think there's a rational argument that college is a ponzi scheme since he made it clear he was talking about the college system in general, not college athletics. Tuition definitely appears to be increasing way faster than inflation. Maybe the powers that be in the college system are lining their pockets at the expense of kids who are living on debt.
Not saying it's definitely that way, but it made me think. I didn't really have a problem with what he said. It's easy to understand why a guy with his ability would feel some bitterness about being second fiddle to Sammy. He thought he was the best, and whether he was correct or not, that confidence was probably a pretty big part of his success.
TD for Dwayne Allen
First catch of the season too
What a crazy game. We left and were walking out then their RB fumbled. Back to our seats. Left again when Bortles threw that awful pick. Made it to the distillery and see that the score is 17-17. Watched OT at distillery. Beat traffic. Win.
I turned once I saw marquees Lee or whomever dance/taunt the db that hit him and then get flagged for unsportsmanlike.
I guess he doesn't count preseason ints
Ah it was a scrimmage
I'm claiming a half victory