Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coach Venables' kryptonite?

Relating (albeit loosely) the Clemson defensive coordinator to a superhero may be a stretch. But the guy knows a thing or two about stopping offenses in their tracks, especially on the ground.

Enter Todd Damn Gurley.

In Death Valley last August Gurley amassed 154 yards, and did it in only 12 carries. That was good for seven yards more per carry than what he averaged the rest of the season. The rest of the Georgia running backs carried it 29 times for 68 yards.

So perhaps I should relate Gurley to the Man of Steel and hope that Venables hasn't tapped into ore deposits from the planet Krypton the last few months. Because I wonder how many times this replay has been rewound and restarted in the Clemson defensive coordinator's head?