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CLEMSON - James Davis and C.J. Spiller are planning to reunite in the next year or so, but it's probably not in the way you might think.

Talking with CUTigers at the annual Orange & White game this past Saturday, Davis revealed an intriguing idea that's sure to raise some eyebrows for the orange and white faithful.

"I've been talking with C.J. and we want to do a Thunder & Lightning camp," he said. "We are hoping to be able to do it next year here in Clemson. It's something we've been talking about for a while."

It's not surprising that Davis, who has been a fixture in Clemson since his departure two years ago into the NFL, and Spiller, keep in regular touch.

After all, they were best friends at Clemson and Davis was instrumental in Spiller's recruitment back in 2006.

And even though Davis is with the Washington Redskins and Spiller is with the Buffalo Bills, the two do their best to stay in touch.

"I probably talk to him at least every other day," Davis said. "We are always talking or checking in (with each other). We are still real good friends."

Outside of focusing on what he hopes is his third training camp at the professional level later this summer, Davis said he's trying to stay in shape, despite the fact the upcoming season remains in jeopardy because of the lockout.

"I've been working out a lot in Atlanta with the guys," he said. "(The lockout) is something that weighs on your mind but I have to think at some point a deal is going to get done. It's not something I can dwell on a whole bunch right now."

He also, of course, relishes his time in Clemson.

"Every time I come back here it feels like I'm coming back for the first time," he said. "There's just something about Clemson."

Lastly, Clemson's second all-time leading rusher had this message concerning next year's backfield in Tigertown.

"I've seen Mike Bellamy and if ever there were another C.J. Spiller- he would be it. That guy can fly. It's going to be a lot of fun watching him and Andre [Ellington] in the backfield this fall. Those guys are going to have big seasons.
"Plus with the new offense. It's going to be fun to see what they can do."

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