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    Re: Was Brother Oliver Responsible for Clemson's Defensive Game Plan?

    There is very little chance Brother Oliver could scheme a defense to stop today’s offenses , being out of coaching that long. The types of offenses are really different, the size of the defensive players are different, the rules are different. He would need a year or two to get up to speed on RPOs and read options and the like before he would be successful. JMO.
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    Re: Was Brother Oliver Responsible for Clemson's Defensive Game Plan?

    Quote Originally Posted by SkullDuckery View Post
    We ran at will on them. Our play calling played right into what they wanted and we never adjusted. They had a great game plan but we didn’t help ourselves either.
    I would be interested in knowing what the approximately 40 analysts on the payroll concluded.

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    Re: Was Brother Oliver Responsible for Clemson's Defensive Game Plan?

    Beyond highly unlikely.
    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTider View Post
    You may think it's far fetched but he coached at Clemson, has a son who is a Clemson grad and is close to Dabo. I don't know why it's so hard to see him consulting with them. If he did I don't harbor any ill will. If I was in Dabo's shoes I might have done the same thing. Coach Oliver has one of the most creative and brilliant defensive minds ever especially when it comes to the secondary.

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    Re: Was Brother Oliver Responsible for Clemson's Defensive Game Plan?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoachJeff View Post
    It's a 4 hour drive from Durham to Clemson. What former Alabama coach would be able to help Clemson with a short drive like that? Who would have the motivation? Who had a defense known for shutting out team after team?

    You guessed - Wallace Wade.
    Meanwhile Danny Ford lives on his farm in Clemson.
    Could their old coach have whispered in Venables ear?

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    Re: Was Brother Oliver Responsible for Clemson's Defensive Game Plan?

    Correct with idea that Stallings and Oliver weren’t on the best of terms back in during that period. In 1995 he left to be Terry Bowden’s DC at Auburn. He was the interim head coach when Bowden stepped down in 1998 in the middle of the season. Oliver was quite bitter he didn’t get the permanent job when they hired Tuberville.
    I’m certain there were more than a few coaches willing to impart their “wisdom” as to how to beat Bama. Did Dabo or Venables seek it out? Maybe. But as a previous poster stated, it wasn’t exactly like they shut us down offensively. We had over 400 yards in offense going into the 4th quarter. Turnovers and and poor play calling and execution aided in that.
    Last edited by CB4; January 11th, 2019 at 05:46 AM.

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    Re: Was Brother Oliver Responsible for Clemson's Defensive Game Plan?

    Locks and Key had more to do with stopping Bamas offense in the red zone than any defensive scheme.
    Oderint dum metuant - Lucius Accius

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    Re: Was Brother Oliver Responsible for Clemson's Defensive Game Plan?

    Venables gets paid a fortune to do just what he did on Monday. I see no reason to doubt his ability to get into the head of a 19 year old.

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