It’s like a silent assassin, you don’t see it coming until it’s gone, blowing by you like gale force winds.
The Clemson Tigers lost to South Carolina 31-28 on a last second field goal. Clemson’s freshman running back C.J. Spiller rushed for 155 yards and 2 TDs. For the season, Spiller has 914 yards and 10 scores. Not eye popping numbers but it’s the way he does it that makes you go what was that?
Spiller has had six scores (two were receptions) of 50 yards or more, including an 80-yard sprint Saturday against the Gamecocks. What’s so electrifying about the runs is how you know instantly that he is gone once he gets to the next level. It reminds you of Deion Sanders when he was with the Seminoles, their fast is so much faster than everyone else’s fast that it’s like watching The Flash in the flesh.
As the season comes to a close, the two most prominent programs in the country, Miami and Florida State suffered through their worst seasons in decades (both end at 6-6). Ironically, one of the premiere freshmen of the country hails from the state of Florida. There use to be a time when talent such as Spiller would have never thought about choosing a school other than the U or FSU.
Those times have slowed like the players trying to catch him.
So for the next three years, Clemson and a Bowden not named Bobby will reap the benefits of a special Floridian as he will lead the Tigers into Sunshine.
More CFB Tidbits:
- Wakening Moment…The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will attempt to do something that they haven’t done since 1970, win the ACC title as it clinched its spot in the championship game in Jacksonville against Georgia Tech with its 38-24 win over Maryland.