Sunday, January 21, 2018

Clemson at Virginia Tech

Clemson looks to maintain its considerable momentum when it travels to Virginia Tech in Week 5.

Clemson offense vs. Virginia Tech defense
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris has worked with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, and it's obvious that Clemson is inching its way toward the type of spread-formation attack Malzahn ran with Cam Newton last year. Clemson QB Tajh Boyd is not as athletic as Newton, but he is an effective runner nonetheless and is getting more involved in the run game. In doing so, Boyd is giving opposing defenses that much more to worry about in preparation. Boyd is doing an excellent job as a passer in the shotgun spread, showing poise in the pocket and anticipation. He is also making good decisions in the option game, which now includes elements of the shotgun zone-read option and the triple option.