Bryant started at quarterback for Clemson in 2017 and the beginning of 2018. In 2017, he guided the Tigers to their third straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship. He began this season as Clemson’s starter before being benched in favor of freshman Trevor Lawrence after the Tigers’ win against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Sept. 22.”
“When you have high expectations and you don’t meet those expectations, there’s going to be disappointment,’’ Johnson told WQAM’s Joe Rose show. “Obviously, there’s going to be heat. Let me say up front: I like Mark Richt. I think he’s done a really outstanding job of going out and recruiting good players.
“But I also will say this, and I’ve said this from Day One, and Joe you know [it]. I’ve said that as far as the head coach calling the plays -- [and] I used to have this discussion with Norv Turner -- Norv is as good an offensive coordinator as there was — or is. And yet as a head coach, he continued to call plays. I told him, I said, ‘Norv, you’ve got to oversee the whole thing.’
‘“Bowdening himself.” Bobby Bowden, Richt’s former mentor at Florida State, became the standard bearer for consistently elite play when he took the Noles to 14 consecutive top-five finishes. But there was clear regression over his last nine seasons, caused in part by an over-reliance on son Jeff Bowden, who spent six years as FSU offensive coordinator after Richt himself took the Georgia job in 2001. Years later, Richt brought son Jon in as QBs coach despite Jon’s inexperience (he was 25 when he was hired and is 28 now).’
“Like most coaches and leaders, Richt has a firm belief about how to go about running a program. He, like all coaches, has a preferred process, a cultivated way to go about the business of coaching and playing football. I know that “the process” is viewed as a negative thing around these parts after Al Golden routinely asked us to trust it, but “the process,” having a set way to do things, is good. Everybody has a process. That’s good and smart.
The issue, however, comes when the results are not good/meeting the expectations for a given group, and the coach/leader refuses to evaluate or update the process. But, if the results are flawed — like, I dunno, Miami scoring 39 points TOTAL in three games and losing to Virginia, Boston College, and Duke (teams Miami has no business losing to, if we’re being quite honest) — then the process needs to change. It’s pretty simple.”
“Nastiest Crossover: Chris Lykes
As a true freshman, Chris Lykes was a human highlight reel breaking the ankles of defenders while blazing into the lane all at 5’7”. The tiny guard makes up for his size with his incredible handle and speed. He LITERALLY spun circles around defenders last year as this clip serves as a reminder.”
“I’m not going to talk about this one too much. But, following Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian Academy RB Marcus Crowley’s flip to Ohio State, and a general lack of momentum on the trail due to Miami’s putrid performance in games over the last month, things are not looking good for Miami’s recruiting efforts at this point.”