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Topic - Chad Morris
Tajh Boyd said it.
When Clemson coach Dabo Swinney looks at Maryland, he doesn't see a sub-.500 team embroiled in a quarterback controversy and struggling to find an identity under a first-year coach.
Virginia Tech defensive line coach Charley Wiles would love it if his four linemen contributed to a shutout in Saturday night's ACC opener against Clemson — or even if they helped hold the Tigers' spread-the-field, fast-paced offense to 14 points or so. But he knows there is a big difference between idealistic and the realistic this week.
Five years ago, Bill Blankenship left a comfortable job at an Oklahoma high school football powerhouse, taking a leap of faith that he'd land a college coaching job that fit him.
"It's the stage that he's been looking for, and you can't ask for anything better than this," Morris said.
"All you have to do is turn the film on to show we still have room for improvement," said Morris, who has no intention of allowing the Tigers to lose focus while preparing to face the 10th-ranked defense in the 12-team ACC.