Clemson DC Brent Venables gives brutally honest assessment of Tigers' discipline after FSU game
Clemson escaped with a win over Florida State in Week 9, but defensive coordinator Brent Venables was still frustrated with aspects of the Tigers’ overall performance.
The stat sheet looks good — Florida State gained just 241 yards, 75 of which came one play. The Seminoles averaged just 4.3 yards per play and 1.9 yards per rush.
But Venables highlighted four Clemson offsides penalties that took place in the first quarter, calling it “embarrassing.”
“It’s embarrassing. Total lack of discipline in those moments,” Venables told reporters after the game. “And at times this year, that’s who we’ve been.”
Brent Venables on the four offsides calls in the first quarter: "It's embarrassing. Total lack of discipline in those moments. And at times this year, that's who we've been."
— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) October 31, 2021
Clemson is now 5-3 on the season, and still has an outside shot of competing in the ACC Atlantic Division. The Tigers would need to defeat Wake Forest on Nov. 20 and have the Demon Deacons lose at least one additional conference game. They also need NC State to lose twice down the stretch.
Clemson faces Louisville on the road on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.