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TNET: Swinney signs kicker with no high school football experience

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:20 PM
 

 
Swinney signs kicker with no high school football experience

Dabo Swinney likes Tanner Tessmann so much he offered the soccer player a football scholarship even though the recruit didn’t play a down of high school football, an event which caused men’s soccer coach Mike Noonan to do cartwheels all over campus. Full Story »


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WHAT was he thinking???

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:22 PM
 

If he was thinking at all.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:34 PM
 

man dat bo can play some communist kickball!!!!

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Taking a page out ot Danny's book. Next Obed

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 5:43 PM
 

or Igwebuike

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 9:23 PM
 

Anyone who remembers Ariri & Igwebuike should see this kid as an excellent addition to our team!

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Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 3:33 AM
 

BINGO TIgerKat84!!! We had a couple of extremely talented kickers in the early 80's with those two futbollers from Nigeria!!! It was like money in the bank! They were a serious threat, will be great again to have such a threat from mid field! Very exciting news, kid sounds incredible! Go Tigers!

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 6:07 PM
 

For those that aren’t in the soccer loop. If he was with Dallas FC since 8th grade, this means he is a prime time pro type athlete. If he played mid field, this means his coordination and overall skill is 99th percentile. I guarantee you this kid can kick a football. And probably could make it curve either direction. This type of kid will be making a living playing pro sports one way or the other.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 6:10 PM
 



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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:26 PM
 

He can redshirt next year and be ready for a few great years. Sounds like a great plan.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:31 PM
 

Do NOT question Uncle Bo. And if anyone sees some guy cartwheeling all over campus, tell him to make sure our kicker doesn't get hurt

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:33 PM
 

Only Dabo....lol I mean Bo

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“Let’s make the others want to be like us” Dabo Swinney!!

The best is yet to come!! I’m so grateful for Clemson Football going into the 2020’s


DABO!!?? We've never given a scholarship to a kicker

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:54 PM
 

who has never played football. Oh except for....

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/78n9zg/throwback-thursday-when-nigerian-soccer-player-donald-igwebuike-kicked-clemson-to-a-college-football-championship

Dabo pulling a page right out of Danny Ford's kicker handbook.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:05 PM
 

Thanks for posting that. I didn’t know Iggy had been cleared in that drug issue. “Iggy kick the piggy” was said to be Coach Fords saying!

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:52 PM
 

Obed Ariri Another Clemson great was also a Soccer player with no real Football experience. That make two of the Tigers all time great kickers Soccer converts.

The "Iggy kick the Piggy" comes from a Bob Hope TV special that showed a portion of his live performance at Clemson in which he also made fun of waling around in the "Tin Cans"

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Classic Dabo***


Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 3:56 PM
 



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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:11 PM
 

6-3 and 200 pounds That's a helluva soccer player.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 3:40 AM
 

Like a Yaya Toure most recently with Manchester city, but retired or playing elsewhere the last two years! I'm excited for our futboll team as well!!! Would love to get a 3rd title in soccer! Go Tigers!!!

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:22 PM
 

So does he have a football scholarship or one for soccer? The article states both coaches signed him.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:40 PM
 

Never mind saw that it will be for football.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:57 PM
 

It has to be for football. You can't play football with a scholarship in another sport.

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Nepotism at its finest! But it sounds like he has talent, so


Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:44 PM
 

hopefully that plays out.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:57 PM
 

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 4:44 PM
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hopefully that plays out.


so just because they are friends we should keep a future pro soccer player off our campus. some of you goobers really need serious help.

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No, but he should be getting a soccer scholarship if anything.***


Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 5:34 PM
 



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If he plays football, then football has to carry his scholly


Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 10:21 PM
 

It’s a rule.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 10:41 AM
 

hey goober he signed with soccer. if he ever makes the football team he will count against the 85. if he is good enough to help football what could possibly be wrong with that. seems to me everyone should be ecstatic with getting a guy that may put soccer over the top. but i guess that does not fit your narrative.

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What’s my narrative? You seem very triggered by my post.


Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 11:03 AM
 

Like I said, sounds like he has talent, hopefully that talent helps us win games in either sport.

Calm down.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 10:56 AM
 

for the dweeb.


TANNER TESSMANN • Midfielder • FC Dallas • Birmingham, Ala.

An outstanding midfielder ranked as the ninth-best midfielder and 23rd best overall player by Top Drawer Soccer… they also call him the third-best overall player in his region… named to the United Soccer Coaches Association All-American team on Nov. 27, 2019… has played the last four years for the FC Dallas Academy within the United States Soccer Development Academy… never played high school soccer… in his four years with FC Dallas, has played 67 matches with 55 starts… has scored 25 goals… still has the second half of this season to play, his season with FC Dallas will not end until June… so far this year has five goals in 10 matches… had eight goals in 26 matches in 2018-19, and 11 goals in 28 matches in 2017-18… in 2018-19 won Golden Ball, meaning he was the most outstanding player in USSDA Postseason competition… All-Region midfielder according to US Soccer Academy for 2018-19.

Noonan on Tessmann…

“Tanner has a love for soccer. He has played at a high level and is one of the top recruits in the country. He has shown great promise in both programs and it will be fun doing both.”



Read more: https://www.tigernet.com/update/Clemson-Mens-Soccer-signs-eight-to-2020-roster-34577#ixzz68ZHDUUi0

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Don't worry about his not having played football before ....

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 4:53 PM
 

... I was on the soccer team when Obed was there and also with Donald. The football practice fields were right beside the soccer practice field and sometimes there were footballs left on the ground by the goalposts after practice. We'd got over, stick the ball in the ground and easily kick them from 40 yards with no "football training". The technique of hitting the ball is no different.

Having played competitive soccer, Tanner, like us, has been in the pressure cooker of intense, physical games ... like many of us, he probably has ice water in his veins, so once he locks in on the proper football technique, kicking the ball will be second nature to him.

No doubt he understands the dynamics of the flight of the ball -- all he's got to do is kick it straight, whereas in soccer, at the central midfield position, I'm sure he already knows about hitting it with spin, and the fact that the ball curves more (when hit right) when the temperature is hotter.

The difference comes in having several 250+ pound guys rushing at you as you approach the ball - which is generally about 50 pounds heavier than he has had on the soccer field.

Don't worry, he'll make the transition easily. The key will be composure and consistency ... and how easily he learns from, and forgets a missed kick... <img border=">

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I wonder why we only do this once every 40 years or so

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 5:39 PM
 

Obed and Iggy were the bomb

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He wasn't a college soccer player


Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 9:58 PM
 

But Richard Jackson was a really good soccer player as well.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 5:57 PM
 

Does that soccer technique also carry over to punting?

Asking for a friend. ;)

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Re: TNET: Swinney signs kicker with no high school football experience

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 5:04 PM
 

Wow, sounds like he can boom it. I hope he does win a Ntl Championship in both sports.

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I just hope the kid is as good a cheerleader as Dabo.


Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 5:26 PM
 

We could use another good one.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 6:15 PM
 

BUT can he make a 30 yarder? Think Potter.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 6:26 PM
 

2 story's here... I'm my own grandpa,.. and Iggie, kick the piggy( Bob Hope reference)...Old guys will know both stories...

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 9:19 PM
 

Maybe they can find a better holder that won't miss the spot by 2-3" every time, perhaps someone not related to a coach. Current holder has screwed BT big time. Also, long snapper can't consistently snap laces out every time? There are high school snappers that can do that, which minimizes operation time and the probability the right hand is still on the ball turning the laces when the kick is made. Just bad special teams execution in general. Get a former kicker as a quality control coach and you can improve this area immediately.

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He can kick it wrong footed?


Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 10:24 PM
 

Awesome, but how is he from the right hash? I'm kidding don't hate on me.

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Can he punt?????????***


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Where's Obed?


Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 7:02 AM
 

Seems like the perfect story to chime in on for him.

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So, is this what Burch’s scholarship was used for?***


Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 7:52 AM
 



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Posted: Dec 19, 2019, 9:02 AM
 

Sounds like the perfect time to bring brother @obed back home to tutor our new soccer footballer.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2020, 11:46 PM
 

I hear he has a lot of athletic ability-- Dabo seems to like that about him.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2020, 7:36 AM
 

The thing I don't understand is how he plays both when the seasons overlap. Are there going to be times when there has to be a choice of which game he plays in?

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