What hype?

CLEMSON - No need to worry about Malliciah Goodman getting caught up in all the attention for this season's 8-0 start.

Unless "Man vs. Wild" or "Dirty Jobs" are preempted by college football coverage.

"I don't watch ESPN. I don't read the paper. I don't watch college games. I don't watch pro games," Goodman said. "I usually watch the Discovery Channel. I get kind of tired of football after a whole week of doing it. I don't really pay attention to that stuff."

Goodman will certainly get his fill this week as the Clemson prepares for Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. The Yellow Jackets are fifth in the country with 321.13 yards rushing per game.

Wofford, Clemson's second opponent of the season, uses a similar triple-option attack. The Terriers have put up 343.29 yards per game, which is second among FCS teams.

At Clemson in the second week of the season, Wofford compiled 272 rushing yards.

"There's a time difference between Wofford and [Georgia Tech], but I think we can reflect back on that to get ready," Goodman said.

The Tigers took time out of preseason camp preparing to prepare for their two option opponents.

"We had a day or two to get familiar with it and the calls that we were going to use," Goodman said.

Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will make plenty of runs calls in Atlanta this Saturday night. Georgia Tech has 434 rushing plays to 102 passing plays this season.

"Sometimes you're just like, why are they running it? People have different views on offenses, so we just have to be ready for it, prepare for it," Goodman said.

A-back Orwin Smith is first among Yellow Jacket ball carriers with 516 yards rushing. He has scored eight touchdowns on just 42 carries. B-back David Sims has rushed 87 times for 496 yards and three scores. Quarterback Tevin Washington leads the team with 141 carries and nine touchdowns. He's totaled 460 yards on the ground.

Roddy Jones, Embry Peeples and Synjin Days have combined to rush for an addition 580 yards and seven touchdowns.

It's no secret that playing against Georgia Tech is far from ideal for a pass rushing defensive end.

"Defensive ends, we want to pass rush and get sacks. It does take you out of it...it is a little different, but we just have to prepare for it and don't get bored," he said.

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