Clemson Writer Getting Crushed For Article About NC State Coach

first_imgTrevor Lawrence hands the ball off for Clemson.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 hands off to running back Adam Choice #26 of the Clemson Tigers during the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Clemson, the No. 3 team in the country, is set to host undefeated N.C. State at Memorial Stadium this weekend. It’s the biggest game to date for freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, whom Dabo Swinney named the starter about a month ago, leading to Kelly Bryant’s transfer.Dave Doeren, N.C. State’s head coach, appeared on the radio earlier this week to discuss the game. He talked about how he wants his defense to pressure Lawrence and put him on the ground. Doeren has said some controversial things in the past, but nothing he said this week appeared to cross the line.Still, his comments upset a Clemson football writer, for some reason:NC State’s fiery head coach let his emotions get the best of him, again, during his weekly call-in radio show Wednesday night. He explained the Wolfpack’s game plan against No. 3 Clemson on Saturday was to not just get after quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but to “hit him” and “get him on his back more than he wants to be.”True! That’s what every coach is thinking and probably 10 years ago it would not have been a big deal to say it. But in this day and age of protecting players, player safety and things like that in the game of football, coming out and announcing to your fan base that your game plan is to “hit” the opposing quarterback and “get him on his back” is not the best way to say it.The reaction to this has not been surprising:Hearing that Clemson and N.C. State will still play a tackle football game this weekend, despite Dave Doeren having the audacity to say the game plan is to hit Trevor Lawrence. Thought there was a chance it might be two-hand touch.— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) October 18, 2018The horror!— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 18, 2018Reporting this to the Commish ASAP— Jrod (@WolfPirate4life) October 18, 2018Really reaching here, huh?— Greyson Feurer (@gmfeurer) October 18, 2018Clemson and N.C. State are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.The game will be on ABC.last_img