Clemson Fans, Don't Lower Your Expectations!!!

Matt ElmoreContributor IOctober 21, 2008

Well, the first game is over and now we can get back to football, but I have something to confess.

I was sitting up with my dad one night and talking about the game and he enlightened me on something I didn't realize I was doing—lowering my expectations.

I will give Dabo this game due to the fact that he only had three-and-one-half days to prepare, but from here on out I fully expect us to win. Some may say that this is a little exaggerated, but I don’t think so.

Danny Ford has even issued a statement on this topic saying that he can't believe how we have settled on this season; in his time you went to the game expecting them to win NO excuses, NO exceptions. I think that is how it should be.

Just because the season has gone sour doesn't mean that we must stop pushing our team, same for the coaches. We must not sit on this season and lower our expectations, since my dad has brought this to my attention I have seen many Clemson fans come down with "gamecock syndrome" which is accepting where you are, and having low expectations.

The worst thing we can do is to accept where we are as a team, and not to push this team forward.

Dabo seems to have the heart, intensity, and ideas of a great coach, but when it all comes to an end the question is did we win or did we lose.

We have two weeks to prepare for the next game. From all I have heard this should be a great game with many improvements, but if we don't win it seems all for naught, because as a player, coach and fan that’s what you're judged on.

I believe Dabo can do it, and I am cheering for him 150 percent, and as a fan, expect to win out and go 8-4.