"That is exactly the term I used to them all," he said following Tuesday's two-and-half hour practice behind the Jervey Athletic Center. "This is a big week for a lot of these guys. There is a lot of pressure. We are trying to put them in adverse situations and put that pressure on them and see how they respond.
"We will see what happens. Some of them are really stepping up and others are kind
of letting (the pressure) get to them. It is a big week and it's a week you are
going to see a lot of moving going on. There is a lot of shaking around going on
Morris says everyone on offense should feel a little uneasy because no one's job is
"It needs to be," he said. "This isn't happiness camp. Some of these guys get this
in their mind that this could be happiness camp and it's not that. We are coming out
here and we are pushing these guys. We are driving these guys and straining them.
"There are lots of guys being jockeyed around. They are being fired and re-hired.
It's just the way you do it right now. The effort is good, though. They are giving
effort; we just have to keep pushing."
SHORT YARDAGE ISSUES: Morris hopes to shake things up a little more tomorrow as the Tigers
will a have situational scrimmage during the last half of practice.
"I hope it is really hot and that the wind is not blowing," he said. "We need that.
We really need that type of environment right now to go along with the pressure that
is being placed on those guys."
Clemson will work on a lot of aspects in the morning before having a second
practice in the afternoon. It will be the third two-a-day practice of camp. The
Tigers are scheduled to have four. Both practices are closed to the public.
One of the things Morris will be looking at in the morning practice is goal line and
short yardage situations. Last Saturday he and Swinney classified those battles as
pretty even, citing the first-team defense beat out the first-team offense, while
the second-team offense won the battle of the line of scrimmage against the
"Any short yardage and goal line situation is big," Morris said. "It does not matter
what practice it is in. It is huge. We try to take great pride in that. That's an
area we focused on from last year. We have to improve on that to be the championship
caliber football team that we want to be.
"Anytime we get a chance to practice that, it's big for us. We practiced that today.
There were some good things and there were some bad things. We have to keep
improving on those things. We need to keep working. Coach Swinney talks about that
all the time. You are trying to get them ready for 18 days from now. There are still
things we have to work on and still get put in, but in the same sense you can't keep
adding in an offense if you can't pick up the base stuff and being able to master
the base stuff."
KELLY PUSH CONTINUES
Clemson's offensive coordinator says the position behind starting quarterback Tajh
Boyd is still a three-man race.
"There is no separation," he said. "It is pretty tight knit right now. It is a true
three-man race. If anything, I would say Chad Kelly is pushing some guys."
JAY JAY ARRIVES: Morris did report that tight end Jay Jay McCollough is in camp and
is going through the acclimation process which will take five days by NCAA rules
before he is allowed to participate in contact drills.
Tuesday practice report
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