To keep up with the quick tempo offense that Chad Morris brought to Clemson, Moore reminded reporters that there's plenty of running for the Tigers' defense.
"That offense is moving, baby," he said between breaths after practice last week. "I love it, though, because I'm not going to have to go against
them on game days.
"They're doing well. They give us good work."
That fast pace might pose as a problem for the redshirt defensive tackle
who wants to add weight, not lose it.
"It's going to be a little issue," Moore said. "I can go to the Esso Club,
it'll be alright.meat and three."
The pace will ramp up as the offense moves further along. And once Andre
Ellington is added to the fold, things will get even more intense.
"They run this misdirection. It's very difficult to keep up with them.
When Ellington comes, oh Lord," Moore said. "They've got it going each and
every way, confusing you when they're running it, passing it. I love it.
It's getting us ready for other teams, too."
There was a time when Dabo Swinney was worried that Moore may not
see this day.
"I'm really proud of Rennie Moore, because when I got the job, I wasn't
sure that he would make it here two years with me," Swinney said. "If I
had been laying odds, I would have laid them hard that he wouldn't be here
"That old boy has hung in there, grown up, matured, bought in. He's not a
finished product. Everyday we're challenging him.he's one guy that I just
hope and pray we'll be able to keep him healthy. When it's all said and
done, he's going to be a heck of a finished product."
Moore wouldn't mind if that product is a little bit heftier.
He checked in at 276 last week and believes an extra five to 10 extra
pounds aren't out of the question. They just might be tough to come by.
"We're going to be in shape. They run so fast and get things done so
fast," Moore said. "If we can key them and get to another offense that's
taking their time with pace, we'll bust them in the mouth."
The Morris effect on defense
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