It's about the defense

It's about the defense

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It's about the defense

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By Will Vandervort.

Yesterday was a crazy day as you can image it would be on Clemson-Carolina week. As always, a lot of us media geeks got to talking about the game, while trying to break it down.

Of course the conversation centered on the streak and how South Carolina is in Clemson’s head and all that stuff. And it’s hard to argue right now. But then we got to the Xs and Os. And the more I analyze and breakdown this game, it becomes easier to see why Clemson should win.

Obviously, if Deshaun Watson plays, the Tigers’ chances of winning increase dramatically. Even the Ol’ Ball Coach acknowledged that a few week backs after the Gamecocks win over Florida when he learned of the Tigers’ loss to Georgia Tech and Watson’s knee injury.

But one television guy from Columbia tried to convince me that USC will be the best offense Clemson’s defense has seen all year. I told him, I did not think that was the case. I think the Gamecocks have the best passing attack Clemson has seen to this point – though Florida State has the best set of wide receivers the Tigers have seen all year.

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