BSD had the chance to talk to the Clemson SB Nation blog Shakin' The Southland this week in advance of the Deacs' matchup against the Tigers tomorrow. Our answers are up on his site, and without further ado, here are our questions and Figure Four's answers.
We talk Dabo, Clemson's running game, predictions and more after the jump...
1.) Assess the season so far. Seems like a typical season to me--highs and lows, good wins, bad losses. What grade would you give the Tigers?
2.) Are you part of the Fire Dabo brigade? What's the pulse of the fanbase there?
3.) The running game has looked great in flashes, but from the games I've seen, it's a bit inconsistent. Are you content with the running game or is there something you would change?
4.) What would you guys do without Da'Quan Bowers?
5.) Predict your record the rest of the season. What bowl are you guys expecting to make?
6.) Break the game down--who do you see winning and how do you see it playing out? What's your final score?
Clemson should be able to stop the Wake Forest offense in its tracks, especially looking at Wake's national rankings on the offensive side of the ball. Our weekly trend (defensively) is to allow an early drive, make adjustments, then play well for the duration of the game so I would not be surprised nor alarmed to see WF get something going early then struggle against CU's defense from there out. Offensively, I don't know. You guys painted a dim picture of your secondary when answering my questions BUT I would really like for Clemson to come out and establish the run. Hopefully we won't have to kick any field goals as that is pretty much a crap shoot from any distance. Based on the recruiting rankings and your answers to my questions, I would predict Clemson 27 Wake 10.