It was the second major practice in Charlotte for the Tigers, who are preparing to face South Florida in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Friday at noon at Bank of American Stadium.
Clemson will hold its final practice in Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon
at Charlotte Country Day High School.
"We had a very good practice today," said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. "We
were very focused yesterday at Charlotte Country Day, but the conditions
were a bit slippery so it was tough to have a physically sharp practice.
Today we had both."
The Tigers went through a normal "Wednesday" practice on Tuesday with 18
periods in full pads at the facility that is adjacent to Bank of America
Stadium. The practice was held in 50 degree temperatures and brilliant
The practice finished up with a two-minute drill. Quarterback Kyle Parker
directed the number-one offense to a touchdown against the number-one defense in
the two minute drill.
Swinney commented on Parker's play when he met with the media after the
practice. "'Kyle is a competitive young man and I expect him to play
well on Friday in his final football game. He has worked hard during
the bowl preparation and I know he wants to lead us to a victory in his
final game as our quarterback. He will leave Clemson with quite a
legacy, an athlete who has done some things no one else has done as a
Parker is eighth in Clemson history in career home runs on the baseball
diamond with 46 and is fifth in school history in career touchdown
passes on the gridiron with 32. He was Clemson's top home run hitter on
the Tigers College World Series team last year. He needs just 10
completions against South Florida to become the fifth player in Clemson
history with 400 career completions. "People forget that KP is really
just a sophomore when it comes to football."
Parker, a first-round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies last June, will
begin his professional baseball career this spring.
Among the visitors at practice on Tuesday were former Tigers
All-American wide receiver Perry Tuttle, former All-ACC defensive tackle
Brentson Buckner, who also played on the Panthers NFC Championship team
a few years back, and former defensive tackle Otis Moore.
Reserve wide receiver Brandon Clear is questionable for the game with a
knee injury, an injury he suffered during a practice at Clemson last
Tigers have second practice in Charlotte
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