Chat with Will Proctor
Proctor completed 16 of 30 passes for 194 yards a touchdown in Clemson's first victory in Tallahassee in over 17 years. It was just Proctor's third career start, but he's off on the right foot.
Send your questions for Will now and join The Show on Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET for his answers!
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Anthony Washington D.C.
Will, I want to know if you think Clemson's will win the ACC and go to a BCS bowl game?
Buzzmaster (1:00 PM)
There's been a slight change of plans. Will Proctor is here instead of Chansi. But let's get started!
Will Proctor (1:01 PM)
I think obviously, we're 1-1 in the conference. We're in a pretty good position to achieve the goals that we want to. Teams are going to give us their best shot every week as we're in one of the premiere conferences.
Matt (Sumter, SC)
I was there in Tallahasse, how was it for the team to win a game like that, and how do you see the rest of the season playing out?
Will Proctor (1:02 PM)
I think it was big for our program. I think it says a lot about our team to be able to go do something that hasn't been done in 17 years. Our goal is to win our conference, but we think that it's going to be an exciting year and we need to continue to improve.
Will, great season for you thus far. How is the feeling in the locker room after that huge win at FSU? Is this the type of win that can catapult you guys to a real special season? GO TIGERS!
Will Proctor (1:03 PM)
Obviously the feeling in the lockerroom was we were extremely happy. That time last week, we were in Boston having just lost. We went from the low to the high. But we have to be careful.
C. J., Clemson, SC
Congrats on beating the 'Noles in Tallahassee! We've waited a LONG time for that. In previous years the big win has been followed by an even bigger let down (W @ Miami, L @ Duke). What is being done to prevent that from happening this year?
Will Proctor (1:05 PM)
That issue was addressed immediately after the game Saturday. We understand that's happened in the past. The leaders and seniors on the team are going to make sure that the practice is the same this week as it was last week.
Mike (Allentown, PA, formerly Easley, SC)
Hey Will!! I'm looking forward to Clemson running the table for the rest of the schedule and finishing 13-1. I'm really impressed with the way you came out this season and have been very accurate with your passes, and the way you called and managed the FSU game, especially the final drive, really impressed me. What do you think the team needs to improve on in order to win the ACC title and get to a BCS bowl? Improve the blocking on extra points and field goals, perhaps? Good luck and health the rest of the year, and God bless!!
Will Proctor (1:06 PM)
I think there's obviously some issues on special teams that need to be addressed. Also, the younger guys on defense that have been forced into action are vital to the year that we want to have. The offense needs to continue improve. We haven't played a perfect game yet, but we're looking forward to our next opportunity Saturday.
Peter Clemson, SC
Will, 3 out of the last 4 against FSU congrats on that. With so many offensive weapons how do you spread the ball around and keep everyone happy?
Will Proctor (1:07 PM)
We're fortunate to have a great group of guys that know about the word of the team. As far as guys in the backfield, we've got three guys that are extremely talented but are supportive of one another.
Casey, New York City
Hey Will, as a Clemson grad it seems like something always goes wrong, and to lost some of our best defensive players hurts? Can the young guys step up?
Will Proctor (1:09 PM)
I think the defense is playing extremely well under the circumstances. The young guys that are being forced into action are continuing to develop and improve every day. We think we can still have a special season despite the injuries. I feel like we're definitely going to have a great finish to the season.
Drew (Birmingham, AL)
Will we see more designed QB runs? I was really impressed with your speed, and I love the extra dimension you bring to the team!
Will Proctor (1:10 PM)
That's something the coaches may explore. I think my mobility allows for maybe not a designed QB run, but some sprint out passes or a bootleg with a run-pass option.
Jordan Vaughan (Atlanta, Georgia)
Will- Great win Saturday! I was there and you really made the Tiger nation proud. Could you please compare yourself with Charlie Whitehurst at this point in the season. It looks like you fit the mold for coach Spence's offense a whole lot better. Could you please talk about that.
Will Proctor (1:11 PM)
Yeah, I think we're two different types of QBs. Charlie was a pocket passer with a big arm and make the throws. For me, I think my mobility adds a different dimension. Coach Spence has put some extra things into the offense and being an extra year with the offense has allowed us to do that.
everyone loved charlie i think ur leadership is one of ur best quailties. what do u think u best leadership quailty is?
Will Proctor (1:13 PM)
I'm not sure. I think I've always tried to be a hard worker and doesn't quit, even if things aren't going my way. As far as the game, I have a short memory. We might have a great play, but we have to worry about the next one. I forget the last play and think about the next one.
Allen (virginia Beach, va)
Will again a huge congrats on winning at FSU of all places. I am a huge clemson fan and I am in the military in Virginia and looking forward to going to see clemson at Va Tech. My question is I know you have to take one game at a time and all but is there one game personally you are marking on calendar that you might get a little more pumped for and looking forward to playing?
Will Proctor (1:14 PM)
I think the Florida State game. I think any time you play a game from a team from your home state, you work that much harder. But we do prepare the same for each game, especially in the ACC.
Joe (Fort Mill, SC)
Will - I know all the hype is surrounding James Davis and CJ Spiller as the great 1-2 punch at running back, but how important is a guy like Reggie Merriweather to this team? He has always been one of my favorite guys, and it seems like sometimes he doesn't get the credit he deserves! Good luck on Saturday against UNC!
Will Proctor (1:15 PM)
Reggie is an extremely vital part of our offense. He's an extremely physical guy. He's a work horse and always produces when his name is called. Reggie seems to get the job done everytime his number is called.
Shannon (Seattle, WA)
Will, I am curious to get a players perspective on this hot topic. Can you give me your rank of the BCS Conference's from the strongest to the weakest.
Will Proctor (1:17 PM)
You know that's a tough question. Acc is going to be No. 1 to be. After that, I'll have to go with the SEC. Then the last four, I'd say are all tied - the Big East, Big 12, Big 10 and Pac-10.
James (Columbia SC)
The SC game is a HUGE one for the fans. Do you feel like that game is as important to you and your teammates?
Will Proctor (1:18 PM)
Obviously, it's important, just like every other game. For the fans, I feel the rivalry is as intense as any other. But for the players, we don't get wrapped up in it, because then we won't be as prepared as we need to be.
C. J. (Clemson, SC)
It's nice to see Grisham & Taylor get some catches. Are there any plans to stretch the field with Ford? I'd love to see him get more touches!
Will Proctor (1:19 PM)
I think there are. Grisham and Taylor have made some key catches down the field and have done a tremendous job. Ford is extremely fast and we'll take advantage of that some time this year.
Matt, Blacksburg, VA
Will what are your thoughts on playing against VA. Techs D in a couple of weeks? As good as FSU's ?
Will Proctor (1:20 PM)
Yeah, there's no question. They're extremely fast and physical with some NFL caliber players. We'll have to prepare extremely, extremely hard. I have been able to watch a little bit this season of their team. They're one of the premiere teams in our conference.
Allen (virginia Beach, Va)
Will, what areas in your game are you happy with at this point in the year and what areas would you personally like to improve on if any as the year goes on. Go get'em Will!!!!!!!
Will Proctor (1:21 PM)
I think any time playing QB, you always want to improve on your throwing. I think that's one thing that you can continue to improve on. My big thing this year is managing the game. Make sure we're in the right plays and getting the ball into our playmakers. I feel like I've done those things.
Julie (Clemson, SC)
What do you think of the I (heart) WP shirts?
Will Proctor (1:22 PM)
I have seen them. It's definitely a little odd seeing people wearing them. I think it's a cool thing and certainly I've been given a hard time about it by my teammates.
Joey (Charlotte, NC)
Do you prefer games played at home in Death Valley or venturing out on the road to take on opponents?
Will Proctor (1:23 PM)
I think it's both. Being in Death Valley is a privilege that we can play there with the fans. But there's something to be said about rallying amongst yourselves on the road and winning in that environment.
Will Proctor (1:24 PM)
Thanks for the continued support of our team. We're looking forward to a great year.
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