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Wes Goodwin | Clemson's Hidden Gem?

December 19, 2021

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Swanny had a chance to catch up with legendary Clemson SID Tim Bourret this past week to learn more about the Tigers’ new defensive coordinator. Catch the full interview above or enjoy a couple of quick quotes on Wesley Goodwin from Bourret.

On Wes Goodwin’s story:

"If you talk to the assistant coaches-- anybody on the football staff-- particularly Woody McCorvey who has known Wesley since he was a grad assistant at Mississippi State, they talk about how he's got like a photographic mind and is a great X's and O's guy. He has a sixth sense about watching film of the opposition and knowing what they're going to do offensively. Previously helped them with preparation for Brent (Venables) and everybody told me that if we didn't keep him Brent was going to take him to the University of Oklahoma.”

On talking with McCorvey about Goodwin after he got the job:

“Got to talk to Woody McCorvey yesterday about him and when he first came to Mississippi State Sylvester Croom, out of the blue Wesley came to him interested in helping out with the football office, he was actually working in the baseball department with Coach Polk at Mississippi State at the time. So like his second or third day, the defensive coordinator, I think, might have been Ellis Johnson, put them on some project and he did this terrific scouting job or whatever, and they brought it to Coach Croom and Coach Croom said, 'Who in the world did this?' meaning from a positive standpoint, we need to hire this guy or make sure we keep him. Then when Woody came here joined Dabo he told Dabo about him and so he really impressed all the other coaches with things that he was doing." 

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