CLEMSON, S.C. -- Offensive coordinator Chad Morris didn't like No. 8 Clemson's tempo in their season-opening win against fifth-ranked Georgia. He put the blame squarely on Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd and not the Bulldogs injuries on defense that interrupted Clemson's pace.
Morris said Monday Boyd didn't get his eyes to the sidelines quickly enough after plays in Clemson's 38-35 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday night. Morris thought his high-speed attack should've squeezed off another 10-to-12 plays instead of the 76 snaps they managed in the top 10 showdown.
"We can play faster. Tajh slowed us down a whole bunch. That was some of our biggest downfalls," Morris said. "He played well, he played like a veteran, like he's supposed to play. But as far as the tempo, especially in the third and fourth quarter, he was the one slowing us down because he wasn't getting his eyes to the sidelines quick enough."
Morris said Boyd was simply caught up in the moment of a highly anticipated gam...