The Trouble With Tribble
If you didn't read it elsewhere, Tribble is out for Clemson and the remainder of the regular season. He hasn't played well defensively the past two games, but it is still a loss for the BC D. Punt return is a different story. Tribble has been bad this year returning punts. He is too quick to let the ball roll and has faircaught the vast majority of punts he does field. Just look at the stats.
Through 10 games, BC has only returned 10 punts. That is the lowest in the ACC. The only other BCS team that has only returned 10 punts is Syracuse and the Orange's D is so bad they have barely been punted to.
Not only did Tribble fail to attempt many returns, the returns he made have generated very little yardage. His 10 returns have gone for just 47 yards for a 4.7 yard average. The only BCS teams with worse average returns are Iowa State and the beleaguered Syracuse.
I hope Tribble comes back strong in the bowl game but I think Silva, Challenger or Mulrooney (the likely candidates to return punts) will be an improvement.
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