Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris pulled out a few tricks to help the Tigers whip the Heels. The Tigers put Boyd out at receiver and got him the ball before the threw a long pass downfield to DeAndre Hopkins to setup a critical touchdown for Clemson.
“We have had that in for about six weeks now. We just didn’t know when the right time to use it was. Again its the feel of the play caller. You just get a feel for it. I didn’t even look at it. For whatever reason it popped in my head. It was the right landmark. It was the right spot on the field. It was time. I just thought it was first down, lets take a shot. Sometimes you just take a chance. It was a big play in the ball game I tell you that. Tajh made a great pass. Nuke made a great catch. It was a one on one matchup and you have to win those,” said Morris.
How did Chad feel about Tajh’s performance Saturday?
“Well he had a slow start. He missed a few balls. I thought this may have been one of his better performances. I thought we ran the ball well. I thought he pulled the ball down and ran it. When the play broke down he was able to find the outlet on the sidelines. I think he is only getting better. Again we all have to remind ourselves. He is only eight games into this offense. I told him the sky is the limit for Tajh. The sky is the limit for this whole team but for what he has got. I drew a line in the sand on Monday. I really challenged them Monday, harder than I have all year long. It was very direct and to the point. I felt like they responded well. As long as they continue to let us coach them hard we are going to get better,” said Morris.
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