Meineke Car Care Bowl Notebook II

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Both Clemson and South Florida worked out at the Carolina Panthers' practice facility on Tuesday. CUTigers spoke to players and coaches from both schools.

When starting quarterback B.J. Daniels went down with a quadriceps injury against Miami, freshman walk-on Bobby Eveld was pressed into action in the second half.

He helped lead the Bulls to 23-20 overtime against the Hurricanes.

In his first start a week later, South Florida nearly beat Big East champion Connecticut.

"[Eveld] did a good job, especially coming in that second half against Miami," Daniels said. "There wasn't any drop off. He picked up the slack and led us to a victory. That was a big win for our program."

Bulls head coach Skip Holtz hasn't named a starter for Friday's Meineke Car Care Bowl at Bank of America Stadium.

"Right now, we're rolling them both," Holtz said. "We're splitting time. We're splitting reps with them. They're both getting work. I have not addressed it with them in any way shape or form, at this point."

On Wednesday, they'll begin to look at which quarterback presents "the best chance to win."

Daniels, a self-proclaimed "team guy," has thrown for 1,496 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 237 yards and four scores.

"I'm always trying to help out guys around me, no matter what their position is," he said, adding that he's fully recovered from the injury. "I've been with Bobby, Jamius [Gunsby] since the beginning of time. We're all pretty close. We have a good relationship."

In six games this season, Eveld has completed 42 of 75 passes for 454 yards with two touchdowns.

He acknowledged that Daniels has been willing to provide guidance.

"He's got a lot of tips and pointers, just cause he's played a lot more than I have at this level," Eveld said. "Even though he's not playing on the field, he's really coaching me a lot."

Kyle Parker will be making his 27th and final start as Clemson quarterback for Friday's game versus South Florida.

During the two-minute drill at the end of practice, Parker led the first-team offense to a touchdown against the first-team defense.

According to offensive coordinator Billy Napier, the redshirt sophomore was on point during Tuesday's workouts.

"He had a great day today. He had a really good day today. I think he's going to try to do this thing right and go out the right way," Napier said.

Tajh Boyd, the presumed starter of the future, has gotten his share of work with the first-team, too.

"We want to get him in real early. He's gotten plenty of work with the first team," Napier said. "Part of this bowl practice has been his development."

All participants in this year's bowl game will be given a three-lap ride-along with a driver from the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Wednesday.

Along with a tour of the facilities, representatives from each team with will participate in a tire-changing competition.

Dalton Freeman admitted that he's put in some time preparing for the competition.

"I can't wait. I think it's going to be a blast," he said. "Landon Walker's one of those diehard NASCAR guys, and we jacked up a truck one day and practiced for the tire-changing competition, so we're going to be ready to go. Got the little air wrench out there and changed the tires a few times, so we're going to be ready for it."

DeAndre McDaniel isn't quite as enthusiastic about the event.

"I'm not getting in any car going that fast with somebody else at the wheel," he said. Top Stories