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When you are charged with a crime or are involved in an accident, it can seem like the world is crashing down around you. Between the threat of incarceration and the chance of financial loss, these foreboding situations often feel overwhelming. Friends and family cut ties, your employer threatens termination, and life seems hopeless. It is imperative to have a fighter on your side during these trying times: one that will stick with you through thick and thin, without any judgments.

Welcome to the Law Office of Richard Waring: where defending your rights and freedoms is paramount in securing your future.

Richard implements a powerfully simple yet effective model for all his clients’ cases:

  • The Relentless Pursuit of a Positive Outcome
  • The Use of Creative Problem-Solving Tactics
  • Excellent Communication

When you are ready to fight back against the allegations against you, it is time to call the Law Office of Richard Waring – a criminal defense attorney on Ladson, SC, with the knowledge, experience, and drive to defend you during your most difficult time.

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From Prosecution to Protecting Your Rights in Ladson

Richard Waring began his commitment to community service years ago. As a young man, he would spend his summers volunteering his time to help needy communities.

As an adult, his desire to help others manifested itself while I served as a prosecutor for "close to 10 years."?. During this time, he would take part in some of the most difficult trials in the Lowcountry’s history. He prosecuted thousands of individuals for crimes such as assault and battery, armed robbery, drug crimes, DUI, financial crimes, and even murder.
His time as a prosecutor was priceless, giving him valuable insight and knowledge into the inner workings of Ladson’s legal system. Today, Richard uses that experience to vigorously defend good, hardworking men and women whose freedoms are only one judgment away from disappearing.
Whether you made a mistake and need a second chance or have been wrongfully accused of a crime, you need a professional who has put in time on both sides. At the Law Office of Richard Waring, you can rest easy knowing this former prosecutor will fight tooth and nail for your freedom.

Criminal Defense

When you are charged with a crime, it can become a horrible experience. The range of emotions one goes through can be taxing: embarrassment, humiliation, regret, sadness, despair. The domino effect that often happens when charged with a crime can be awful, as well: loss of job, abandonment by your family or significant other, dirty looks from those in your community.

Fortunately, a criminal defense attorney in Ladson, SC, can help restore your reputation and repair your life. In times of legal crises, your friends and family may cut ties, but Richard Waring will be on your side from the time you call his office to the time your case is resolved.

Having prosecuted thousands of cases in South Carolina, Richard has a set of skills and experiences; assets that have guided him to win criminal cases against the government. Richard truly knows the criminal justice system’s ins and outs and is dedicated to fighting for his clients to achieve the best possible outcome on their criminal cases.

While some cases result in a positive outcome quickly, others must go to trial. Much like a combat athlete trains for months, hones his or her skills, and goes to war with an opponent, Richard Waring has prepared for and battled it out in many high-profile trials.

When you trust the Law Office of Richard Waring, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands. Each of our criminal defense clients receives the following when entrusting Richard Waring as their criminal defense lawyer in Ladson:

  • Vigorous representation
  • Quick response to emails and phone calls
  • Compassionate, understanding treatment
  • You will never be treated as unimportant or second-rate
  • Thorough investigation for your case
  • All of your constitutional rights, including the right to a fair trial, upheld
  • Notifications of important updates

The following are common cases that Richard Waring can handle for you:

  • Misdemeanor DUI/DWI
  • Felony DUI/DWI
  • Violent Crimes including: Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature, Assault and Battery, Attempted Murder, and Murder
  • Strong Armed Robbery
  • Armed Robbery
  • Drug Crimes
  • Manufacturing of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Crack, or Cocaine
  • Distribution of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Crack, or Cocaine
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Crack, or Cocaine
  • Gun crimes including: pointing or present a firearm, possession of a pistol with obliterated serial numbers, possession of a stolen pistol
  • Restoration of Your Gun Rights
  • Trespassing
  • Larceny and Burglary
  • Property Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Shoplifting
  • Financial Crimes including: Forgery, financial transaction card theft, fake IDs, breach of trust, obtaining goods by false pretenses
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Traffic Crimes including: driving without a license, speeding, reckless or careless driving
Criminal Defense
Importance Of Your Criminal Defense Attorney In Ladson, SC

Importance Of Your Criminal Defense Attorney In Ladson, SC

There are several key players in the criminal justice system, each with its own roles. The prosecutor is tasked with enforcing laws and convicting offenders. The judge serves as an unbiased decision-maker. The criminal defense attorney’s role is to protect the rights of the individual who is charged with a crime – a vitally important role in the criminal justice world.

Having a proactive, experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side almost always improves your chance of a positive outcome. While their primary role is to defend your rights and protect you from excessive sentences, they have many other duties.

When you entrust Richard Waring as your defense advocate, he will fight to protect your rights throughout the case by:

  • Arguing in court to reduce how much you must pay to post bail
  • Being present during police interrogations and interviews
  • Discovering and applying potent legal defenses
  • Advising you on your decision to plead guilty, not guilty, or to go to trial (if applicable)
  • Explaining the implications of pleading guilty
  • Gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses relating to the allegations against you
  • Meticulously examining the circumstance surrounding your search and arrest (if applicable) to uncover Fourth Amendment violations
  • Meticulously examining any drug or DUI-related chemical tests to ensure accuracy and uncover errors
  • Representing you during scheduled hearings
  • Representing you during a jury trial
  • Working with the prosecutor to discuss plea deals or the possibility of a reduced sentence
  • If convicted, representing you during the sentencing phase and arguing on your behalf for a fair sentence

Knowing Your Rights

As a defendant, you have important rights. Some of the rights that Richard Waring will fight to protect on your behalf are:

  • The right to a speedy trial
  • The right to remain silent
  • The right against unreasonable seizures and searches
  • The right against unreasonable searches and seizures
  • The right against cruel and unusual punishment
  • In most cases, the right to a jury trial
  • The right of innocence until proven guilty
  • The right to legal representation

While United States law does not mandate that a defense attorney be assigned to a defendant, the prosecutor must uphold your right to legal representation. If you cannot afford an attorney in Ladson, the government must supply you with a public defender.

While United States law does not mandate that a defense attorney be assigned to a defendant, the prosecutor must uphold your right to legal representation. If you cannot afford an attorney in Ladson, the government must supply you with a public defender.

Knowing Your Rights
Knowing Your Rights

Criminal Case Timeline In Ladson, SC

If you or a member of your family is facing criminal charges in Ladson, there is no doubt that you are anxious about the road ahead. You are not alone – most of our criminal defense clients worry about the uncertainties surrounding the legal process and what is next in their case.

At the Law Office of Richard Waring, we empathize with this stress, and as such, make every effort to address anxiety-inducing questions like:

  • How long will it take for my case to be resolved?
  • What type of sentence is common for the crime in which I am being accused?
  • Will the prosecutor offer me a favorable plea deal?

We cannot answer these questions in detail until we have time to review your case and speak with you one-on-one. Until that time, this high-level view of Ladson’s criminal case timeline can offer some insight into what lies ahead.

Arrest And Investigation

Arrest and Investigation

This is the first step in the criminal case timeline. During this time, police officer(s) will investigate the potential crime at hand and arrest whomever the officer(s) believes to be responsible. At this point, the person in question is considered a Defendant.

Initial Bond Setting

Initial Bond Setting

Shortly after the arrest (typically within the same day), defendants are granted an initial bond hearing. This short proceeding determines whether a defendant will be released from jail while charges are pending. It is wise to hire a criminal defense lawyer in Ladson, SC, before this hearing so that they may argue on your behalf.

Preliminary Hearing

Preliminary Hearing

The purpose of the preliminary hearing is to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence (or probable cause) for the case to carry on. Defendants must request this hearing within 20 days of their initial bond setting. Hearings typically commence within three to six weeks. It is especially important that defendants retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney at this stage.

Initial Appearance

Initial Appearance

The main purpose of this court date is to determine if the defendant has hired an attorney or will need a public defender appointed to them. If you have an attorney before this hearing, defendants are not required to be present. The initial appearance typically happens 45 days after the arrest.

Plea Offers

Plea Offers

n some cases, the State may offer a plea offer to the defendant. If the defendant accepts this deal, a hearing will be scheduled to finalize the defendant’s acceptance. If the defendant pleads guilty, they are typically sentenced on the spot. If the defendant rejects the plea, he or she may have to go before the judge to ensure they understand the consequences of rejecting a plea offer.

Discovery

Discovery

Under Rule 5 of the South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure, the defendant will receive all evidence that will be used against them. As your criminal defense attorneys in Ladson, we will submit a written request to the court to obtain this information. It may take the State weeks or months to turn over their evidence, especially if that evidence is new.

Indictment

Indictment

The first barrier for the State to prosecute takes place during the preliminary hearing. The second occurs during the indictment phase. In general terms, an indictment is a document that details the criminal charges which the defendant must face. Each crime listed on the indictment is called a “count.” During this phase, the State will gather a “grand jury” comprised of public citizens. This jury is presented with evidence to help them approve or disapprove of the charges contained in the indictment. If the indictment is approved, the defendant’s case will proceed to trial. If it is rejected, charges are usually dropped.

Trial

During the trial, both the defense and prosecution will present evidence to a jury, who will hand down a final verdict. The prosecutor’s job during the trial is to convince the jury, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the defendant is guilty. The defendant is under no obligation to prove anything. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, Richard Waring will work hard to convince the jury of his client’s innocence while pointing out holes in the prosecution’s case.

Typically, a trial in Ladson includes the following phases:

  • Jury Selection
  • Pre-Trial Motions
  • Opening Statements
  • The State’s Case
  • Directed Verdict
  • The Defense’s Case
  • The State’s Rebuttal
  • Closing Arguments
  • Jury Instructions and Deliberation
  • Verdict and Sentencing

Latest News in Ladson

South Carolina man accused of beating, choking 72-year-old mom unconscious

A South Carolina man is facing a felony assault charge after authorities say he beat and choked his 72-year-old mother unconscious Thursday after telling her he had wrecked her car and she began to cry.The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Friday that it has charged Jerry Lee Wood, 45, of Ladson, with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.The felony charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.Deputies were dispatched to Mickler Drive around 7:20 a.m. Thursday. When authorit...

A South Carolina man is facing a felony assault charge after authorities say he beat and choked his 72-year-old mother unconscious Thursday after telling her he had wrecked her car and she began to cry.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Friday that it has charged Jerry Lee Wood, 45, of Ladson, with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

The felony charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Deputies were dispatched to Mickler Drive around 7:20 a.m. Thursday. When authorities arrived about 10 minutes later, Wood’s mother told deputies she had just been assaulted by her son inside the home where they both live.

She told authorities her son got home around 7 a.m. after taking her vehicle without her permission. When Wood told her he had wrecked the car, she looked outside through the blinds in her living room and saw the damaged car.

That’s when she began to cry. But when she told her son that he was going to have to pay for the car, Wood lunged at her, according to an incident report.

The elderly woman told deputies her son knocked her phone out of her hands and began punching her in the face. She said Wood then knocked her to the ground and got on top of her.

He grabbed her by the hair, according to the incident report, and started banging her head against the ground.

That’s when she said her son told her he was “going to kill her” and that this was “her last day to live,”according to the incident report.

Deputies said Wood then began to strangle his mom until she lost consciousness.

When she regained consciousness, the woman saw Wood get off her. After he walked to the bathroom and shut the door, she told deputies that’s when she fled.

She called 911 from a neighbor’s house. When EMS arrived, she was transported to Summerville Medical Center for treatment.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Rick Carson said in a statement that the victim suffered “significant injuries in addition to being choked into unconsciousness.”

Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies approached the home where the alleged assault took place and tried to talk to Wood.

Deputies say he refused to come out, shouting, “You better not come through that door mother (expletive).”

Deputies again tried to talk to Wood through the door.

Wood refused to comply and continued to shout, according to deputies.

“I have a bomb and a hostage,” Wood warned, according to deputies. “Get off my property mother (expletive).”

After their unsuccessful first attempt, deputies returned hours later with an arrest warrant.

Wood continued to say he had a bomb inside the house, and deputies decided to kick in the front door of the house.

They found Wood sitting on the couch in the living room. Deputies cuffed him, put him the back of a patrol car and drove him to the Summerville Medical Center after he told them his right foot might be broken.

He was later booked at the L.C. Knight Detention Center in Summerville.

On Friday morning, a judge set Wood’s bond at $150,000.

The investigation is ongoing, and the sheriff’s office said additional charges may be coming.

Walmart’s giant distribution center in Spartanburg a sign of the times

Among the many things the pandemic has brought into sharp focus is the rising demand for online shopping and the logistical challenges posed by that demand. This is the backdrop against which Walmart announced in October plans to build a $450 million, 720-000-square-foot grocery distribution facility in Spartanburg County.According to the company’s ...

Among the many things the pandemic has brought into sharp focus is the rising demand for online shopping and the logistical challenges posed by that demand. This is the backdrop against which Walmart announced in October plans to build a $450 million, 720-000-square-foot grocery distribution facility in Spartanburg County.

According to the company’s third-quarter earnings report released in November, ecommerce sales increased 8% in the quarter and showed strong growth in grocery sales.

In announcing the new facility in Spartanburg County, the company said the highly-automated distribution center will handle increased demand in fresh and frozen foods among the company’s 122 South Carolina retail stores.

“The world has changed…I think we’ve learned from the pandemic you can’t be offshore.” — David Britt, Spartanburg

According to Taylor Jackson, director of SC Logistics for the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the Walmart move is part of a growing trend where companies are locating distribution and logistics hubs closer to the markets they serve.

Jackson also says the high level of automation the company plans to use at the facility is part of a broader trend nationally and, instead of killing jobs, actually represents opportunities for more skilled workers.

“I think this is a trend that will continue to grow,” Jackson says. “I believe South Carolina is in great position to take advantage of this trend.”

Spartanburg County councilman David Britt agrees.

Britt sees the 400 new jobs expected to come with the distribution center as among the reasons so many people are moving to the Upstate.

As one of his county’s main economic development recruiters, Britt says he has delivered the message to prospective companies that if they build in the Upstate, the area will supply the skilled workforce needed.

He adds that market shifts accelerated with the pandemic and drove home the critical importance of location and logistics.

“The pandemic changed the game forever, not only from the logistics end in manufacturing,” Britt says. “That’s why you’re seeing such a move to the Carolinas — because of the area’s logistical strengths.”

With the Upstate being within a two-day drive of 75% of the country’s population and having such key transportation infrastructure like Inland Port Greer, it makes sense for companies like Walmart and Amazon to increase the number of distribution centers in the area, says Britt.

The new Spartanburg County facility will be Walmart’s fifth distribution center in the Palmetto State. Amazon currently has three distribution/sorting centers in the state centered near population hubs: in Spartanburg, West Columbia and Ladson, near Charleston.

Britt adds that more companies equal more jobs, and more jobs attract more people. More people buy more products. It becomes something of a self-sustaining cycle.

“That’s why Walmart’s doing what they’re doing,” he says.

Ladson residents concerned over growing litter problem, calling on officials to help

LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – When driving down Stoney Road or Heaton Drive in Ladson, you’ll notice trash lining the street. But residents say it’s getting worse, and they’re not sure who to turn to.According to Ladson resident, Amanda Collers, people have started dumping tv’s, mattresses, and even couches on the sides of the roads.“We can’t get help from the county, getting it picked up. And we can’t collectively as a community, haul those things off,” Collers said.Collers ...

LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – When driving down Stoney Road or Heaton Drive in Ladson, you’ll notice trash lining the street. But residents say it’s getting worse, and they’re not sure who to turn to.

According to Ladson resident, Amanda Collers, people have started dumping tv’s, mattresses, and even couches on the sides of the roads.

“We can’t get help from the county, getting it picked up. And we can’t collectively as a community, haul those things off,” Collers said.

Collers and other community members clean the litter themselves. They joined the nonprofit, PalmettoPride, which provides safety equipment for residents to pick up litter a few days during the year.

Aside from that, Collers said residents also go out at least once a month to collect trash on their own.

However, she said they are struggling to find help with the bigger items.

“A few years ago, we had assigned people who would contact the (Charleston) county when we had big things, and they would come out here and pick it up and now we’re having trouble getting them out here to have it picked up,” Collers explained.

When asked about this issue, Charleston County officials told News 2 Stoney Road and Heaton Drive are state roads. Officials said the county steps in if the trash is on private property.

County officials released a statement to News 2:

“If a property owner leaves trash for collection for more than 48 to 72 hours, then they are in violation of Charleston County ordinance. To address trash left on private property, residents can call Charleston County Code Enforcement. A code enforcement officer shall serve written notice on the owner of the property requiring the owner to abate or remove the litter within 15 calendar days from the date of the notice.”

Collers also said she and other community members have reached out to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. She said they told residents to submit work orders online.

On Friday, News 2 reached out to SCDOT about the issue. They said they hadn’t received any recent reports of litter, however, they said district employees inspected the area and removed what they could accommodate in their truck. They submitted a work order for the rest of the trash.

They advise residents to report issues on state roads at 855-GO-SCDOT or click here.

Registered sex offender from Ladson accused of sexually exploiting a minor

A 37-year-old Ladson man is accused of attempting to solicit a minor for sex, the second time he has faced such accusations, according to authorities.Joseph Daniel Bair was charged Dec. 6 in the 9th Judicial Circuit with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to court records.He remained jailed without bail on Dec. 10 at the Charleston County jail.The case was investigated by Charleston police officers assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children ...

A 37-year-old Ladson man is accused of attempting to solicit a minor for sex, the second time he has faced such accusations, according to authorities.

Joseph Daniel Bair was charged Dec. 6 in the 9th Judicial Circuit with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to court records.

He remained jailed without bail on Dec. 10 at the Charleston County jail.

The case was investigated by Charleston police officers assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and will be prosecuted by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.

Bair is accused of soliciting a person he believed to be a minor for sex, according to Robert Kittle, spokesman for the S.C. Attorney General’s Office. Bair encouraged the supposed minor to produce sexual material, Kittle said in a news release, and traveled to meet the person for sex.

A Charleston police incident report states the investigation began on Nov. 2, but provides no further information about what is alleged to have occurred.

Sgt. Beth Wolfsen, a Charleston police spokeswoman, said Bair was arrested as part of an undercover operation conducted with the attorney general’s office. She said the investigation remains ongoing.

The news release from the Attorney General’s Office provided different charges for Bair than what is indicated in the court record. Kittle could not explain why there was a discrepancy.

Bair was arrested on similar allegations in February 2008 as part of a sting operation by Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

In that case, Bair solicited sex on the internet from a person he believed to be a 12-year-old girl. In fact, he was communicating with undercover deputies.

Bair pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation of a minor in 2009 and was sentenced to seven years prison, which was suspended for 30 days in jail followed by a three-year probation term.

Three additional counts of criminal solicitation of a minor were dismissed.

Bair was required to register as a tier-two sex offender in South Carolina as a result of his conviction, according to State Law Enforcement Division records. Tier-two offenders must register for 25 years, and they include any sex offenses against minors.

Bair’s primary residence on the registry is listed as being on Lonnie Circle in Mount Pleasant, but the Attorney General’s Office identified Bair as a resident of Ladson.

Sex offenders who change their address are required to notify the local Sheriff’s Office within three days of establishing the new residence. Failure to register as a sex offender, first offense, is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year and a day in prison.

Kittle said on Dec. 9 that law enforcement officials are investigating the discrepancy in Bair’s registered address.

The work addresses in Bair’s registry are for businesses in North Charleston and Ladson.

Clemson Football Season Review: Running Backs

If you asked me what concerned me most about the 2021 Tigers in August, I would have said running back. I felt like quarterback was set, wide receiver was set, tight end was set, and offensive line was mostly in good shape. This was the general consensus after the Tigers said goodbye to the record setting Travis Etienne. While there was the hope of talent in the system, only Lyn-J Dixon had ever really done much of note in his career and most of that damage was prior to his disappointing 2020 campaign. Clemson was also breaking in a new runn...

If you asked me what concerned me most about the 2021 Tigers in August, I would have said running back. I felt like quarterback was set, wide receiver was set, tight end was set, and offensive line was mostly in good shape. This was the general consensus after the Tigers said goodbye to the record setting Travis Etienne. While there was the hope of talent in the system, only Lyn-J Dixon had ever really done much of note in his career and most of that damage was prior to his disappointing 2020 campaign. Clemson was also breaking in a new running backs coach, albeit a hall of fame Clemson legend in C.J. Spiller.

The season started with a profound offensive dud against a UGA team bound for the National Championship. The running game was virtually non existent. The struggles continued during the disappointing 2-2 start to the season and some folks on the message boards began questioning if Spiller was qualified to handle the job (among other criticisms levied against the offensive staff as a whole). Things came to a head when Lyn-J Dixon, clearly unhappy with his diminished role, put himself into the transfer portal.

However, instead of things falling apart, the room came together and talented young backs Will Shipley and Kobe Pace essentially took the offense over. Most folks thought D.J. Uiagalelei would be throwing it all over the yard the way he did in 2020, Justyn Ross would rekindle his 2018-19 magic, Joseph Ngata would become the 5 star stud folks had been expecting, and Frank Ladson would be taking the top off of defenses. Instead, the team leaned on the running game and featured the backs more and more in the passing game as the WR corps eroded into a collection of true freshmen and walk-ons. By the time the Cheez-It Bowl came around, the biggest question (at least for me) in August was the only true answer the offense had. New OC Brandon Streeter just built on what Tony Elliott and the staff had been working towards as the Tigers featured 32 rushes and 9 receptions between Shipley, Pace, and freshman Phil Mafah. The Tigers finished 2021 at 10-3 despite some of the lowest rated QB and WR play in the ACC. It might not always have been pretty, but the name of the game is winning and credit should go to the staff and these players for finding ways to do that despite the warts this team possessed.

I said in the fall that a clear RB1 needed to emerge by seasons end. You can argue that Clemson finished with an RB1 and RB1A in Shipley and Pace. The duo combined for 253 carries, 1380 yards, 5.6 yards per carry, and 17 TDs despite both players missing at least 2 games. For comparison, Travis Etienne and backup Lyn-J Dixon combined for 210 carries, 1104 yards, 4.95 yards per carry, and 16 TDs without missing any games (12 total). It really is pretty impressive considering how badly the season started and how much the passing game struggled all season long. The 2020 team at least had teams afraid of Trevor Lawrence, Amari Rodgers, and Cornell Powell who made people pay for loading the box more often than not. This year’s running back group had no such luxury. It also should help you respect the job the offensive line did this season despite serious injuries affecting depth all season long.

Turns out the two most concerning areas of the offense coming in were the strengths of the unit by year’s end.

The best news is that Clemson is set to return its entire three deep at running back. Super senior Darien Rencher moves on and Lyn-J Dixon of course, but Shipley, Pace, and Mafah give the Tigers an impressive group to work with going forward. The staff is looking to add a running back signee to this class, and Travis Etienne’s little brother won’t be it after committing to Florida. We will see if it is a high school guy or perhaps even someone from the portal. The 2022 offensive line is poised to be the best Clemson has seen in quite some time in my opinion. If the QB/WR play can revert back towards the norm for the program in the last decade, 2021 should be that year folks around the league say, “well, that was the time to get Clemson if there ever was one.”

I have to give C.J. Spiller high marks for his job this year, especially being year one. You rate coaching on growth and improvement, which was undeniable for this group. The Dixon move was a classic “addition by subtraction” that helped the chemistry of the unit and allowed the young backs to freely emerge as leaders. Step two for him will be on the recruiting trail. As for the offensive staff as a whole, they really played with one hand tied behind their back most of the season, if not all of it.

Clemson’s offense didn’t light it up in the bowl game but effectively controlled the ball most of the game and did what it needed to win against a good defense. I thought Streeter got the ball to the right guys and didn’t expose DJU to situations where he had routinely made mistakes this season for the most part. His true evaluation should start now heading into the spring where guys are returning from injury, new signees are added to the mix, and a true quarterback competition will be underway.

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