We made mistakes, we had injuries and we had a chance to win at #4
Think about where Clemson is: Notre Dame rushed the field during a pandemic because they beat us. Also, the ratings are through the roof, so the rest of the nation cares as well. Even with the loss, this has got to help recruiting and is the kind of spontaneous advertising you can’t even get from the phone book.
Trevor being sick has allowed several things to develop. We have a legitimate #2. So when TL comes back he will run the ball more. With a massive drop off to #3, we couldn’t afford to run DJ and I believe there was legitimate concern about him re-aggregating his shoulder injury. Besides the fact the TL is a better runner, we have a comfort level in having a replacement if he gets banged up. This will also allow ETN to have more running lanes