All posts tagged deshaun watson

→ Twitter reactions to Deshaun Watson’s combine performance

No surprise here. Deshaun has been great for years.

→ Clemson’s Watson, Gallman and others ‘planning on moving on’ to NFL in 2017

Make this season count, then.

→ Clemson QB Deshaun Watson takes out $5 million insurance policy

As he should.

→ Watson Wins Davey O’Brien Awards

Not a real surprise, since Watson was the only QB in the Heisman finals. That said, it is well deserved.

→ Derrick Henry, Deshaun Watson and Christian McCaffrey are Heisman finalists

Good to see Deshaun on the list. I think people have already decided that Henry is going to get the award, but I’m glad to see that Deshaun (at least) gets to attend.

→ Deshaun Watson helps Clemson stay perfect with win at South Carolina

This game was a lot closer than I would have liked, but Clemson ended up with the win (and Deshaun definitely earned his helmet sticker). Now comes North Carolina on Saturday, and I could not be more scared for how that game will play out.

→ Clemson avoids NC State’s upset bid behind 6 TDs from Deshaun Watson

I didn’t see any of this (I was busy shooting a wedding for Kivus & Camera), but the “reviews” seemed to be mixed. Some people say it’s a positive sign that Clemson could win when they didn’t play that well, but others say it just proves that Clemson’s not very good. I guess we’ll find out next week.

→ How a house became home for Deshaun Watson

Pretty cool story of how Watson grew up in a Habitat for Humanity house and then spent time this year building another one for someone else to grow up in.

→ Grantland’s 2015 College Football Predictions: Playoff, Champion, and Heisman Picks

College football starts tonight, so take one last look at some of the Grantland preview coverage to bone up. (I especially like Matt Hinton’s pick of Clemson in the playoff and Deshaun Watson as the Heisman winner.)

→ Holly Anderson Previews Clemson’s Season and Deshaun Watson’s Importance to the Team

For Clemson to make a playoff run in 2015, it’s all going to have to keep happening, and in a hurry. This year’s offense will be a unit of less-than-familiar faces, and young ones. The Tigers’ second-year quarterback will have to be a reliable constant in a sea of changes, starting1 with the loss of most of the offensive line. Last season’s top running back is another young’n, sophomore Wayne Gallman. Along with Artavis Scott and 1,000-yard receiver Mike Williams, the squad is welcoming an incoming armada of talent at receiver, including one five-star prospect I want to mention simply because his name is Ray-Ray McCloud. The guy who’s supposed to be responsible for Clemson’s kicks and punts, Ammon Lakip, will serve a three-game suspension2 to open the season; two redshirt freshmen are competing to serve in his stead.

It’s another yea with kind of high expectations on the Tigers. Since so much hangs on Watson staying healthy, however, I am especially nervous about this season.

→ No. 9 Clemson: It’s ACC title or bust, and Deshaun Watson’s health is key

A No. 9 ranking isn’t too bad. Of course, everything hinges on Watson staying healthy and, for now, Watson himself isn’t too concerned.

→ Clemson tabbed to win ACC by league media

Lots of buzz about Clemson going into this season. I really hope Watson can stay healthy.

→ Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has healthy motivation

Excellent piece by Dan Wolken about Watson’s rehab, come back, and expectations. I really hope he can stay healthy.

→ Clemson Tigers give glimpse into QB Deshaun Watson’s rehab

This video is intense. It also gives me another opportunity to say that I really hope Watson can stay healthy this year.

→ Clemson’s Deshaun Watson not rushing rehab

Good. I don’t want to see him rush back and hurt himself again.

→ Knee rehab for Clemson QB Deshaun Watson a month ahead of schedule

I really hope Watson can stay healthy this year. It would be sad if he turned out to be another Clemson star that was snake-bitten by injuries.1

  1. See Spiller, C.J. 

→ Cole Stoudt to start for Clemson against Georgia State

But all Clemson fans really wants to know is: who is starting against South Carolina?

→ Deshaun Watson Could Return For South Carolina Game

I’m torn on this. On one hand, I want to beat the Gamecocks, but, on the other, I don’t want to risk Watson’s future for it.