Creating separation?

CLEMSON - The eight-man wide receiver rotation will be cut down when Clemson heads to Auburn Saturday night.

At the West End Zone on Monday, wide receivers coach Jeff Scott wouldn't say exactly how things would pan out this weekend. That will be ironed out towards the end of the week with head coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Billy Napier.

However, he did hint that the receivers will not be given an equal number of reps on Saturday.

"There's no guarantees going past this last game, as far as who's playing," Scott said. "It will all be based on how they do in practice, and once they get out there how they perform."

The range of snaps per wide receiver in Saturday's 58-21 win over Presbyterian was 14-20. Of the eight, six had one catch.

There were three who stood out to Scott.

"I'm pleased with Bryce McNeal. He made a lot of plays. To see his progress, he plays fast. Not just in the passing game, but he's active down the field. Brandon Clear had a really nice catch and did some things on some other routes. Those are two guys for sure," he said. "Then, Jaron Brown, I think we continue to see the consistency in him. He's a guy we're going to count on to be a play-maker for us this year."

Brown, McNeal and DeAndre Hopkins are part of a four-way tie as the team's top pass catchers with three receptions a piece. Clear leads the team with 99 receiving yards.

Scott has been pleased with the overall progression of the entire wide receiver group.

"I'm disappointed with the illegal procedure by Xavier Dye," he said. "Other than that, we really have no penalties.

"When you rotate eight guys in there for two games and you've got a lot of new tight ends and moving parts out there, as far as the formations, who's on the ball, who's off, I think it's been pretty clean with the exception of the one illegal procedure Saturday, which we were disappointed about… it's come together very similar kind of to what we had in mind." Top Stories