By Heath Bradley.
Tajh Boyd is confident in this team heading into Saturday’s matchup with the Auburn Tigers. Listening him speak with reporters today, you would have no idea that he is a second year starter playing behind three new offensive linemen.
“I have no worries with those guys. They have worked as hard as possible that is all that I can ask of those guys,” said Boyd.
This hard work has Boyd excited to see those guys, as well as the entire team take the field. “It is going to be a fun game, I am ready to see those guys compete,” said Boyd.
Tajh Boyd also understands that facing a team with a new defensive coordinator in the opening game of the season will provide a test for the Clemson offense. “We are kind of going into an unknown here. We are trying to pull together as many things as possible to help us be successful,” said Boyd.
While Boyd and Morris are not 100% sure about what they will see from the Auburn defense, Boyd feels that it is also the same way for Auburn.
“We have some things that we do, that they are not accustomed to. It is going to be a match game, I am excited about it,” said Boyd.
Boyd will take the game plan and what they have learned from studying various Brian VanGorder defense over the past years on the field Saturday night in hopes of leading the Tigers to a consecutive victories over the SEC Tigers.
“I have some sense of idea what is going to happen out there, but again it is the first game of the season, so you have had a lot of time to prepare for it. We are going to have to be able to make adjustments on the fly,” said Boyd.
His composure and ability to play under pressure is something that Boyd knows allows him to take his game to the next level. Boyd is at his best when he is confident on the field, this has him excited entering week one.
“I have put a lot of work into it, guys are really confident. We all woke up with the same mentality Monday. I woke up smiling, it is game week,” said Boyd.
This excitement will hopefully allow Boyd to make the plays necessary to lead the Tigers to victory. Boyd understands that no matter what Auburn is doing defensively, for Clemson to have success, Boyd must execute. “At the end of the day, all it is really about is executing what we do.” His ability to lead this team will be a key factor in the outcome of Saturday’s game.