Over the past few years USC has been about as good as anyone at neutralizing Clemson’s potent offense. After last year’s win in Clemson Gamecock defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward candidly pointed out Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd struggles to find his second and third options if his first read isn’t there. According to Ward, the game plan was to take away Boyd’s first option and force him to tuck and run. He said they executed it to perfection.Tuesday Ward said one of the keys to the Gamecocks success against Clemson’s offense is the fact they’ve had a lot of good players. He said they still have some good players and it sounds like his game plan is going to be similar this year: Get to Boyd early and often and force him to make quick decisions.
Take a listen to Ward’s breakdown below: