It was the second official practice, but the first in pads. The Tigers are preparing to meet Oklahoma in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on December 29 at 5:30 p.m.
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Saturday’s practice was the first in pads for a Clemson offense that features
newly-promoted Co-Offensive Coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott, and new
Quarterbacks Coach Brandon Streeter. Cole Stoudt will serve as Clemson’s starting
quarterback in the game and has been impressed by Streeter, himself a former Tiger
“He brings great energy and excitement,” said Stoudt of Streeter. “We will be
spending a lot of time together the next couple of weeks as he becomes more and more
familiar with the offense. It is good for the quarterbacks to go through this
process, because it forces us to review what we do.
“As far as what we do on offense, it is the same system with Coach Elliott and Coach
Scott. We are just continuing what we did when Coach (Chad) Morris was here.”
The Tigers worked for 16 periods, the first three of which were devoted to special
teams. After practice, the veteran players did conditioning work while the younger
players, including redshirts, worked on fundamentals with their position coaches.
“It was a good practice,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “This is a great time of the
year for coaches because it is all football. Finals ended Friday. We can spend some
time with the younger players, and this is valuable for the future. I was pleased
with what I saw today.
“We are playing one of the great programs in college football in Oklahoma, one of
the winningest programs in the history of the sport that is coached by one of the
great coaches. Our players are excited about this game.
“The last two years we have played LSU and Ohio State, two more great programs. In
both of those games, the trenches were very important. This game will be similar.
Those wins were about proper technique and playing with a high motor. This game will
be the same thing.”
Clemson continues with its bowl practices next week. The final practice before a
short break for the holiday will be Saturday, December 20. The team holds its first
practice in Orlando on December 24.
Tigers hold second bowl practice
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