Found August 28, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
The Match Up of the Week is back and while Alabama-Michigan is the big game Saturday night, the most intriguing match up, for me, is the Chick-fil-A Kickoff between Clemson and Auburn. So much transition, so many questions and both teams need a win to have the 2012 season they want. For Clemson, they’re playing without Sammy Watkins, trying to fill massive holes along the defensive line; all while transitioning into Brent Venables’ new system. On the Auburn side, Kiehl Frazier gets to show what he can do at the quarterback spot as both sides of the ball suit up for new coordinators looking to change the systems. Clemson’s offense is going to hum. They’re playing against a defense that still is not fully installed, with deficiencies at the second level. The issues from a season ago; poor tackling, not getting off blocks and inability to get off the field, will not be cured by a spring and fall camp with Brian VanGorder. He’s got a lot on his plate and we’ll find out ...
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