Clemson only allowed seven points against Furman Saturday, but Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables still wasn’t pleased about some of the mistakes he saw from he unit. Furman picked 352 yards of total offense, 110 on the ground and 242 through the air. Venables is perturbed about guys making the same mistakes they made in the first two games, and not finding consistency.
“Pretty sporadic, Venables said. ”I’m not very pleased with the first half. Some of the same issues…
So we will go back and see what we are asking our guys to do and why we aren’t executing at times and why sometimes we look really good and why sometimes we don’t.”
Venables has the players attention. “We’re still trying to get better, said linebacker Quandon Christian. ”We did some things wrong. We’ll get in and get back to work on Monday. We have to get better on first down and take away the big plays.”
Safety Rashard Hall agrees there is still plenty to work on, but he saw some good things too.
“We won, “Hall said. ”We have room for improvement, but that’s every game. I thought we played a great game, especially the second half. We just have to get better, that’s what it’s all about; all about just having a next-play mentality. Our red zone defense spoke for itself today.”
The Clemson defense will get its biggest test of the season this weekend when they try to slow down Florida State. The Seminoles offense has scored over 50 points in each of the past two weeks.
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