Clemson's Rob Spence has been spending every waking moment of 2007 creating a monster of a game plan for Labor Day evening. However the tight-lipped Spence will only hint at what's in store for the Noles. Like maybe attacking with two quarterbacks? He seems to dispel that in this recent radio interview. Or is it just some sneaky mis-information meant to keep heads spinning as FSU prepares for a trip to Tiger town?
On Cullen Harper solidifying his position as the number one QB.
You're absolutely correct on that. We have strong competition there, but Cullen Harper has done a phenomenal job. He's put in countless hours of film study, an incredible amount of time in the weight room, has a very, very good arm, and a very capable understanding of what's going on over on the defensive side of the ball.
On playing two QBs.
I'm not a two QB guy. I feel there's significant separation that's developed between the two players (Harper and Willie Korn). The position of QB here is so challenging, so difficult because of the expectation level of the 84,000 people who come to watch you play.
Looking back at last year, what do you think needs to be changed?
People keep trying to talk about last year. I don't want anything to do with last year. I want everything to do with what lies ahead.
With the first game being Florida State, does that help the players focus?
Whether it has to do with Florida State, I don't know. But there's a lot of focus right now, and there's an awful lot of intensity right here.
And from a story in The State comes word of new trickeration by Spence. Like using tailback C.J. Spiller as a slot receiver (Reggie Bush-style), while running receiver Rendrick Taylor out of the backfield in some sets. You'll also read about how the obsessive Spence spent the off-season picking the brains of top offensive minds, both college and pro.
Tiger QB Harper says about Spence: “He has a system and teaches it very well and wants you to do exactly that. He’s always been detail-oriented and intense."
Let's see, who does that sound like? Oh, yeah. Like Spurrier but without the abrasive personality traits.